we're back! Montana and the event at The Scrapbook Hideaway was so great. Members of Geof's family met us at the C'Mon Inn in Missoula. Because I've visited Gina and Tracy and their store before and because they were always so kind and generous with us, my family and especially my children have very fond memories of the C'Mon Inn. They have great pools and hot tubs and waterfalls and a FAB breakfast bar…
where Chase eagerly takes command of the waffle making for EVERYONE (or at least tries to)
I decided I needed to capture hotel breakfasts (never done that before) because when else can a kid have Fruitloops and Waffles and multiple trips to the juice machine? You gotta love Tafty's "painful" smile. He's having FUN, really.
You can't mistake miss Addie's obvious joy at having a bowl of cereal and yogurt. She happily traded off, until she was full! Most of pictures didn't turn out so to speak, but I LOVE what they represent.
After breakfast on Friday, Grandpa Gary introduced my family to Geocaching. What a trip!
I'm hoping to blog a bit more, because I was pleasently surprised and think this would be a fun family activity to add to road trips and the like. Forgive me for not yet knowing all the lingo … basically you follow a handheld GPS device to coordinates that mark a cache or as my boys say, treasure! These caches come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them include puzzles and locks to open. Some are buried in the woods and others almost out in the open! The freaky thing is that these caches are EVERYWHERE — I'm so not kidding–there were 7 within a half mile of our hotel. When it was my turn I was led to a stand of evergreen trees in the parking lot of Home Depot. The GPS said I was within 3 feet, so I reached out and lifted up the branch in front of me and sure enough, there is this army box thing hanging in the tree and sure enough 87 people had already sought it out and found it — 3 in the last week!
Inside all caches (big or small) you find a list of names — people that have successfully located the cache. It's all a bit weird, but also quite fun. We found a micro-magnetic cache stuck to the bottom of this bear statue (that you can't see) in front of the restaurant across the street from our hotel??
oops — already out of time.
More on this later.