Tonight we are staying in Butte, Montana. We did not get an early start, so we are not all that far from home. Unfortunately, Ethan is already asking when we will get there. It's going to be a looooooong 5 days. :-) But we are armed with a portable DVD player that Ellie got as part of her Make-a-Wish shopping spree and I have a few movies Ethan has never seen, so there's still hope. Tomorrow we have to drive a little while to reach Yellowstone, and we hear it's supposed to snow during the night! And tomorrow there is a 70% chance of rain. In any case, we will have a grand adventure. Ethan will deem it a success if he gets to buy a stuffed animal. He has his heart set on an elk. (On the way to Montana a year and a half ago, he got a buffalo. Buffalo is still well loved!)
Click HERE to see a rather unexpected sight in a small town in Montana.
Our hotel tonight is wonderful. It is not expensive and fancy, but it has comfy beds and soft white bedspreads instead of the plasic-y floral ones that make my skin crawl because they look like they were purchased in 1980 and haven't been washed since then! Ethan jumped from one bed to the other and gave his enthusiastic stamp of approval... until I made him lie down. Then he decided that this is an awful and ugly place!
I'll be back with more updates as long as I have internet access.