Sunday, August 12, 2012
Macks Inn, Wednesday
We had planned to stay closer to the cabin on Wednesday - so the kids wouldn't have to suffer long car-rides. We had planned to do the Coffee Pot hike - which was super close (under 5 minutes) from the cabin. Of course, from the previous day's experience, our kids weren't super excited about doing another hike. But this one was going to be cool, I told them. And it totally was. But it also took a little longer than expected (hmmm, I'm noticing a pattern. . .) and, because I didn't think we'd be out for so long, we didn't bring any food with us. So it was another really late lunch day. But it was still a beautiful hike and worth it. . . to me, at least. :)
We got back and then Erin, Chuck, and Rhett headed out to float the river. Ollie napped at the cabin and we tried to put Lucy down - but she had fallen asleep on the hike and so she wasn't going to nap again. So Ben took all our kids down to the river again and they had a blast. They caught a frog there and Jonas just played and played with it! That was really exciting for him, and the rest, too. I hung out with Ollie once he awoke and that was fun. He's a cutie. That nite Ben and I decided to go to West Yellowstone and do "something." We're pretty great like that. We walked around a bunch, went in some stores trying to find some little things to get the kids (we never found anything worthy of our money. . .except some fun pieces of candy), and went to get dessert. We went to one place that Ben wanted to try - but the wait was pretty long. So we tried another spot - and, though it didn't have quite what Ben wanted, it was definitely more quiet and quaint. Ben got an apple pie ala mode and we both got huckleberry lemonade. Delicious. It was a fun evening.