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?
Well, you saw the highlight of my weekend... a whole day for myself! Reading is starting to get a bit more regular, if in much smaller doses than pre-baby. I'm currently in the middle of Stephen King's Revival. (And hey, I even get a chance to comment on blogs now and then!)ReplyDelete
Charleen Lynette ... Yay!! It looked like you had a great day! Good for you!! :)Delete
Aw, it sounds so fun! I hope you continue feeling refreshed and happy as the week goes on. :)ReplyDelete
Jenny @ Reading the End ... Thanks! The feeling is dwindling, but it's still sort of there. I think it was because I got so behind from taking time away.Delete
It sounds like you had an amazing weekend. I know what you mean about needing a getaway. Ours is coming towards the end of June. I can't wait.ReplyDelete
Michelle ... I did! I hope you have a great little getaway as well! Keeping looking for that light at the end of the tunnel in the meantime!Delete
We did the exact same thing! We hit the road running too. I HAD to get out and it was a little stressful because The Teen got sick right before we left and he has that big audition so we were babying him with meds and stuff the entire time but getting away did him good too. He would have been working if he had stayed.ReplyDelete
My refreshed state didn't last long though. Is it really only Wednesday??
Ti ... I was so worried that this was going to happen to us, but it didn't! I hope that the Teen is feeling better now though, as well as the rest of the family. It would stink if you all caught what he had.Delete