Yesterday was probably our quietest day of the trip in terms of overall activity. Waiting until day 13 to take a bit of a break might not be the strategy I'd recommend, but it felt good nonetheless. We did take a trip down to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Missoula. It's a local center that focuses on the history and preservation of Elk in Montana. I was most interested in an exhibit that highlighted how important the Elk were to the Lewis and Clark exhibition, both for food from their meat and various coverings from their hide.
Elliot used some of the money he'd saved and raised through vacation donations from grandparents to buy a new friend on the way out the door.
After the visit at the Elk Foundation, cousin Becky took the boys back home with her, and Katie and I escaped to REI to do a little shopping. I included myself in that because I was in her presence, but not being a big shopper, I found a small bench to sit on to catch up on some email and other light reading. On the way out the door, Katie found some new friends she used some of the money she'd been saving and raised through various donations from.., well, you know the story.
After a rather quiet and simple day, we roar back into action today with a day boating on a local lake. Something tells me there will be more stories to tell tomorrow.