The first day there it was cold, overcast and a bit rainy so we postponed our paid trip to the waterslides next door. The campground however had a solar heated pool that the kids all got in:
Later that evening the campground had arranged to do a "hay ride" for us to the local Prairie Dog State Park, which as its name suggests is a preserved prairie dog town, not so different from pretty much all of North Bozeman in rodent occupants, but the scenery was pretty spectacular for being spitting distance from the interstate.
And of course it was time for a campfire, where Matthew bummed a crazy big marshmallow from a friend:
When we were in Wyoming I picked up a dutch oven at a charity auction and then when we got back to Bozeman a friend offered to do a dutch oven cooking demo at my house. I figured this trip was as good a time as any to test it out with a chocolate cherry dump cake. It turned out pretty good so I'm scheming up ideas for things to make on some of our future trips.
Impressively, this was not actually "high water" though my ears and sense of impending doom with 5 little ones around begged to differ. Apparently in "high" water the falls come over the rocks and through the rocks at another point.
I totally undersold this hike because it was more of an interpretive trail than "hike" and only one other family was willing to disrupt their kiddos' car naps to join us but I'm super glad we checked it out.