Matthew was our gecko spotter and leader as always:
Some gecko stories:
Here's a more accurate replica of the portage:
There was also a place to make a "boat". The kids loved this!
That night James and I snuck away to the Sip 'n Dip while Mas and Pas watched the kiddos. A friend had recommended it as an absolute "must do" in Great Falls. It's been a long time since we've gotten both carded and solo cups!
The bar is located in a 1970s "motor inn" and hasn't changed much since then. There's also a fantastic lady, Piano Pat who plays in the bar and we got to see her. Here's a Bill Geist interview with her and some info about the bar:
The next day we explored along the river and the falls. Catherine and Matthew tried to climb anything they could find:
It was a great weekend and fun to share one of Mas and Pas interests with the kiddos. I think we all had a great time!