Our first day away, we hit up the best museum in the state, the Museum of the Rockies. For those of you who may not be familiar with this amazing museum, the curator may be a bit more mainstream. But, before I get to that, let me tell you about our little visit. We watched a couple of presentations at the planetarium, toured a special exhibit on chocolate (complete with the sweet scent!), meandered through the permanent exhibits on Native American culture and the history of the state, and the biggest and most well-known, their amazing dinosaur exhibit. Their newest exhibit features a full replica of a T-Rex and it was amazing!! Now, back to the curator -- Jack Horner. Does the name sound familiar? If not, then Jurassic Park may. He was the inspiration behind the character Alan Grant. If I can work things out, I am hoping to even hear him speak later this week!
Our second day away, we spent the day relaxing and checking out our surroundings. I got to visit the largest bookstore in the state of Montana, and I may have come home with a huge stack of books! We went to the movie, Tomorrowland. (It was not what I expected, but it was still a decent fun film.) And, we took a drive to a prime location to watch kayakers play in the rapids.
Finally, today was our last day, and we wanted to squeeze in one last adventure. We hit up the oldest state park and explored some caverns. It was quite a hike, but it was a fascinating place for the whole family. In fact, my little fitbit tells me that we hiked 34 floors today! No wonder my legs are so tired this evening!
You can check out a few pics of my little getaway over on Instagram or Tumblr. I will be posting more tonight before I head to bed as well as a pic later this week of that stack of books that came home with me. When I have more time to go through all my other pics, I will be sharing them over there as well or here during one of my Wordless Wednesday posts.
I'm hoping that this little getaway will get me through these last few crazy weeks of work and kids' school days. My reading has been a little slow and my writing pretty much non-existent. Maybe this little getaway was just what I needed to get back on track.
What did you do for the weekend? How is your reading going?