I decided this blog about the boys has a "Where's Waldo?" quality to it. Pictures of them at various stops along the way to prove they were there.
Saturday the Paleo hike into Makoshika went well. There were just four people on the trip so the boys got lots of attention. The afternoon was spent at Hollecker Lake which they both enjoyed.
Sunday we went to church so I got an opportunity to introduce the boys around. They were amazed it was Greg's "grandson" and the comments -- "Where has the time gone?" were many. We headed north right after church. Fort Union, the historic fur trading post on the Upper Missouri, and Fort Buford where Sitting Bull surrendered and was later shot.
Coming home they got the 'bright' idea they needed some of those huge floaties. We stopped several places in Sidney, but no luck. Stopped at Albertson's for groceries and guess what! they found two on sale so they bought them with their own money I might add. My back deck became the staging point for a giant slice of pizza and swan large enough to take the seven dancing princesses of fairy tale fame. As they inflated these monsters I kept saying -- "remember we have to get these back to Cheyenne. Any idea how we are going to get them in the car?" I am not sure how Evan's Mom is going to take to this. The boys assure me they can get the air out enough to stuff them in the car!!!
Monday morning I pooped out and we all slept in. Then we went to the Frontier Gateway Museum in Glendive which is really awesome. The boys are old enough to have some appreciation and they listen to my running chatter on things. I had promised a launching of the floaties at Hollecker today so off we went. It was a major event and all went well.
The evening involved a jaunt into Makoshika as the sun was setting. Ice cream at the end.
Tomorrow we are back on the road -- to Ekalaka