We live in such a fabulous city that we can enjoy an entire week of fun without ever leaving or spending a bundle. My mom came for her annual summer visit and the first thing we did was head up 7000ft to Fairy Lake to picnic, hike,fish, geocache hunt, and letterbox hunt. I have to say this lake ties with Hyalite for being the most gorgeous lake. It's no wonder it's named after fairies! (Fairy Lake is behind the peak in the center of the pic)
And to make it more memorable for our family, the boys accidently left the van door wide open before we left for our 2 hrs of fun at the lake! Our purses were in there and let's just say all my mom's travel funds. There were about 17 cars in the parking area. I love Montanan's - no one even touched it!
The next day we were off to the Museum of the Rockies. I buy family passes because it's always so fantastic I want to go back every time they change their main exhibit. MOR has the largest TRex skull and is headed by Jack Horner who's research Jurassic Park was based on. The current exhibit is Leonardo DaVinci's Machines in Motion. They just opened a new Kid's level upstairs with operational geysers! (parachute type water pops up and the floor rumbles) Next we were off to the Bozeman Hot Springs - WAHOOOO! Splash all ya' want boys! The next day we were off in search of Pirate Treasure!!!ARRRGG! Turns out it took us THREE days to actually best ol' Blackbeard and loot his treasure (Letterbox). Mom and I got "inked" (with the letterbox stamp) Found the Treasure! Here's our Letterbox stamps: Hers is LC ours is "6Jeepers" We made some delicious-smelling soaps and I will be giving the most gorgeous one away soon! And wrapped up the week with our annual "Dinner Out-IN" as my Mom calls it. Instead of dragging all the boys to a restaurant and rushing to eat before one of them "expires" we learned years ago to just go buy some crab legs, baked potatoes and salad and really enjoy ourselves at home. It was sad to see her head back to her home state but hopefully the memories will keep until next time we can whoop-it-up together. We wrapped up our family week Sunday by taking them all to church, to the neighborhood bbq meet-n-greet and took 6 boys fishing at the great little city lake - And, yep, "I got one!" Stay tuned everyone, this next week or so I will have a couple giveaways!!