We had so much fun with our favorite little people in the whole world! For 6 days we got to play with and entertain Connor and Sadie. Since the weather didn't quite cooperate, we did much of our playing indoors. We crafted necklaces out of beads, did fake tatoos, decorated t-shirts, and made photo scrapbooks of our May trip to Orange County. When it wasn't raining we headed to the park where Connor and Mark played baseball and Sadie and I played "house" on the play structures. We took turns being the "kid" and the "mom". I wish I had taken the camera to capture Connor throwing amazing pitches and hitting all those "homeruns!" We are such lucky grandparents!
Breakfast Fun! Donuts are always a favorite, but we also branched out and made some special Star Wars pancakes--Yoda and Darth Vader to be exact. Connor has to have his pancakes laden with chocolate chips. Sadie likes hers covered with maple syrup.
"Great Falls" Montana--this is the falls on the Missouri River where Lewis and Clark interrupted their journey by boats. They had to carry them up beyond the falls before they could continue on their journey west.
One of the outstanding features of Fort Benton was the Grand Union Hotel which still stands. The large painting shows how it probably looked in the early days. For all dog lovers, the story of "Shep" is very touching.
We visited Fort Benton, which is on the banks of the Missouri River. It is called the birthplace of Montana. Although it seems to be in the middle of nowhere, it was quite scenic and very interesting! Lewis and Clark passed through as they made their way up the Missouri.
Thanks to mapquest, I was able to find the first apartment I lived in on my own in Spokane, Washington. Because it was right across the street from a park, and also a distinctive looking old victorian house, it was easy to find. And it still looks the same! I lived on the third floor so if you look up, you will see the windows of the living room/kitchen. I also found the office building where I used to work--thanks again to mapquest. The company (Murphy Favre) is no longer in existence, but the building still stands!