Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Our Little Weekend Trip

This past weekend we got to go on a little family trip, thanks to the generosity of one of Brad's co-workers who owns a house (the old governor's "mansion") in Virginia City. It's half ghost town, half old west kept alive, and to say we stayed in a mansion is funny...it was no bigger than a 450 square foot cabin, but I guess back in the mid 1800's, maybe it was a mansion! It was cozy to be sure:) Here's a picture...
This was the tallest, coolest old swing, sitting next to the oldest school building still standing in MT. 
Addison and Lily needed to get some energy out, so we determined to find a park somewhere, and a kind old man pointed us in the right direction. When we first got there, we were thinking it would be boring, but I sometimes forget...simple is best. Swings, an old merry-go-round, and a wooden playhouse completed this somewhat rundown park, and the girls LOVED it. The above picture is Addison and her daddy sticking their heads out of the upstairs window of the playhouse (bless his heart for climbing into that tiny little space just for her!)
Lily's first time on a merry-go-round. 
She still prefers swinging, but she liked this once she got used to it:)
We had some really good food and some really bad food this trip...this pizza was some goooood food!
We almost skipped the panning for gold part, but it's one of the main things to do in Virginia City, and we got to thinking...Addison and Lily love rocks and water and dirt, which is exactly what panning for gold entails. We figured we might as well give it a try! Lily immediately took her pan and filled it with water, and dumped it on herself. Addison did a bit better. But they both had fun and that's really all we cared!
These pictures are super cheesy, but while we were walking around the ghost town Saturday afternoon, we happened to be there while all the workers were putting on a show, so Brad insisted we ham it up for the camera...I'm pretty sure we broke the rules, me going behind the bar to play 'saloon keeper' and Brad was just all over the place. He's a poker dealer here:) We're dorks.
Our little house had all these fancy hats hanging in the bedrooms, so we posed for an old fashioned fancy shot. Gotta love Lily's coy little smirk peaking out from behind her pacifier.
It's always fun to get out of town even if it's to a destination just a few hours away. The drive was amazing and through parts of MT I've never seen, and it was nice to be away from distractions, just being together as a family. Three days until summer break for Brad! I think I'm more excited than he is!! I love love love summer and love being married to someone who gets summers off! 
Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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