Our last week, much like the first, was bus-sy. Was there even a day of rest?! I really don’t think so. This week included a few really big days. And then squeezing in final visits with friends and family. We stayed consistent with every other day between our families. And, my besties each got at least 2 or 3 hang outs!
Here are our top three best days our second week of family vacation!
Glacier park with all the cousins
The grown ups were feeling brave this day. I guess. Because, we decided to load up our mini Olson & Ronan caravan with seven kids under eight and five grown ups to go for a hike.
If you have not been to Glacier National Park, I am telling you put it on your bucket list ASAP! It’s stunning. And, I really am thankful we fit it into our trip. It had been years since I had been.
We did our best to beat the crowd, leaving the house at 6:45 am. But, you guys the top of the mountain parking lot was already full by the time we got there around 8. Apparently this was a popular hike.
The last lake day
GG Joy’s 95th birthday party
One of our last days back in Montana was spent on mini road trip of its own. We drove four hours away for my grandma’s 95th birthday party.
Eight hours in the car is still a long time for littles. But, our trip turned long half way through. Poor little Mase got car sick through the curves of Glacier National Park. Unfortunately we had such a long day ahead still, there was no saving those cute little motorcycle PJs. So, we tucked them in the bushes on the side of the road, and kept on moving!
We arrived a little after noon. Just in time for a potluck! Sweet Grandma Joy was a bit overwhelmed with the all the extra families there. All of her six kids were there. Along, with our three families. And, two others.
I told her more times that I can count the names of my boys, or my nieces and nephews. But, it was such a blessing being able to see her. Her and I were roommates nearly 20 years ago, so she has a special place in my heart.
While, I ate too much. And, didn’t have any memorable conversations with “GG”, this day was a blast as the Original Olson’s escaped the party for a little family photo shoot. We re-enacted one of our favorite pictures from growing up. Worked on our leg pop. And, laughed a lot!
The trip home was, as you can imagine, harder and longer than on the way there. But, we blasted IT on audible. Stopped by a well-known waterfall to stretch our legs. And, crashed when we got home!
Our trip back to Montana was not long enough! There wasn’t a single day of rest. But, there was lots of laughs. Family time. Dates. Amazing coffee. Great memories. And, actual time with my sweet hubby! The 12 days there were well worth the two 17.5 hour car rides with a one and a three-year old. We will always, always treasure our time back in the Treasure State!