So this summer was a busy one for us. We traveled all over the state, beginning with a Missoula trip in June for a work conference. The girls got their first taste of Griz country -- ugh!! Then we spent July traveling to see my folks outside of Bozeman, swimming lessons, hoppers camps, and participating in the library summer reading program. August found us in southwestern Montana, touring Bannack, Virginia City, Ennis, and the Big Hole battlefield. Megan became fascinated with old ghost stories of Montana so this was the trip for her! We also headed north and toured the old state prison at Deer Lodge. The girls were a little freaked out with condition of the cells in the prison, especially the state of the solitary confinement cells. Then we got home in time to finalize Rick's mother's move from her place of the last 48 years to a new home in Lewistown. That has been an adventure! We are all looking forward to a great school year!