Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mini Vacation

My husband and I have committed to exploring the areas within 5 hours of our home.  We felt that we need to take advantage of what is relatively close to us.  SO, last week, we took a trip up north to Billings, MT.  This was a real quick trip.  We're talking 36 hours quick.

Let me just show you some of what we found and enjoyed.

Yes, this would be a picture of all three children playing on some sort of electronic.  Shameful, but I still documented it.

I ended up taking several pictures of grave stones.  I was so fascinated by them.  We stopped at Little/Big Horn (Custard's Last Stand) on the way up.  I am often mystified at some of America's history; not always proud.  This would be one of those cases.

Beautiful monument created to remember the Native Americans who were killed in this battle.

This is where they found General Custard's body.  He is now buried in West Point, New York.

The first thing we did when we reached Billings, was go visit the LDS Temple.

Billings Montana Mormon Temple

Gorgeous and peaceful!

We got to the hotel around 9:30pm and the kids immediately suited up and went to the pool.  We discovered a sauna.  I'm not sure it worked, but we tried it anyway.

Okay, if you ever go to Billings, MT, you've got to visit their candy store at the very end up King Street.  We spent at least an hour there.

And since they had an old school ice cream parlor set up, we had to order....banana split, shake, ice cream cone, and of course, a real Shirley Temple.  YUM!!!  

What a fun trip!

This week, we're headed to Utah.  Meeting up with roommates I haven't seen in MANY years.  SO excited!!


Rob and Marseille said...

fun trip! what's a mary jane?

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Lol! What a goof ball I am. It was actually Shirley Temples (sprite with cherry syrup).

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Looks like a great fun and educational trip!