Montana Part 3: West Yellowstone

The majority of our week consisted of board games. When we did get out though, we tried to be a little adventurous.

We wanted to spend a day at Yellowstone National Park. Unfortunately, we would have each had to pay roughly $100 to rent a snowmobile or a ride on a Snowcoach. Buzz kill. Second best option- look at shops in the town next to the park.

Wednesday we made the 40 minute drive to West Yellowstone (town next to Yellowstone National Park).

It was an adventure. To start it off, we drove about 20 miles in the wrong direction on ice covered roads. Oops.

Once we arrive in West Yellowstone we were slightly disappointed to see that about half of the shops were closed for the season.

However, we did enjoy browsing the shops that were open, as well as enjoy lunch at a cute little ice cream parlor.

For lunch I enjoyed a corn dog, potato/cheddar/bacon soup, and some of the best fries I have ever had- crispy and salty on the outside, with a little bit of potato on the inside. The boys got real crazy and had a buffalo burger. No thanks. I prefer mystery meet skewered on a stick then deep fried. I’m classy.

After lunch we found a cute little candy shop too. Lots of chocolate and at least 20 different flavors of taffy.

The trip back was more direct than our drive out. West Yellowstone gave a nice chance to get of the house and cause a little trouble.


Side note: school starts again tomorrow. Ack.


Montana Part 2- Blue Moon Bakery

Our second day in the mountains resulted in a lot more lounging around in our sweats.

Finally around 2, we made our way out of the house.

We took a little walk into town after the snow stopped falling. Our afternoon snack came from Blue Moon Bakery. It was a quaint, hippie, bakery. Got the image down?

Bagel with Cream Cheese & Chives

Braided Cheesy Bread Sticks seasoned with Oregano

Croissant filled with Ham & Mozzarella

It was all fabulous. I would take some more.

As if those treats were not enough- for supper we had Chili Dogs and Mac & Cheese. Followed by dessert-

Variety Pan Cheese Cake.

Perfect ending according to my palette.

The next few hours contained board games and a few rounds of hide-and-seek.

I swear we’re adults… some days.

Montana Day 1: Ousel Falls

We arrived in Big Sky, MT around 6 am on Monday. After our arrival we slept a few hours.

First on our list- Ousel Falls for some hiking.

It was a great day to hike. It was sunny and warm.

The day winded down with a ham dinner and some time in the hot tub.

Now, we sit around the kitchen table playing games with a gentle snow fall out the window.