Soundtrack for Trip #3: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

Soundtrack #3

There is nothing quite like the beautiful natural wonder of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. Yellowstone in Wyoming is America's first National Park. It's home not only to lots of animals like bison, bears, elk, and wolves but it's the center of enormous volcanic activity thats the source of geysers, colorful steaming pools of acid, and smoking steam vents. We all know Idaho is famous for it's potatoes, but did you know … [Read more...]

Museum Of The Rockies (Bozeman)

Destination #3: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

The Museum Of The Rockies is a great natural history museum to give you an introduction to the Lewis and Clark expedition as well as a nice historic overview of the region. Covering dinosaurs, Native American tribes like the Shoshone we learned all about this history of life in this region of Montana.  They also have a pretty terrific gift shop every one will enjoy.  Don't forget you squish penny if you are … [Read more...]

The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail And Interpretive Center (Great Falls)

Destination #3: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

As an 8th grade history teacher, my pal Shari was just giddy with excitement when we arrived at The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail And Interpretive Center.  What a truly fantastic place to learn and appreciate the journey, struggles, and story of these two very brave men who were sent on an expedition by Thomas Jefferson to explore the wilderness of the Louisiana Purchase. We  learned all about the various … [Read more...]

Gates Of The Mountains Boat Tour (Helena)

Destination #3: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

This two hour Gates OF The Mountains Boat Tour follows the travels of Lewis and Clark upstream on the Missouri River where Lewis and Clark recorded in their journals, “Suddenly, there loomed before them towering rock formations unlike any they had ever seen. From both sides of the river, limestone cliffs rose to a spectacular heights of 1200 feet. In many places,” wrote Meriwether Lewis, “the rocks seem ready … [Read more...]

Museum of Idaho (Idaho Falls)

Destination #3: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

The Museum of Idaho is another wonderful museum that tells the story of the native peoples of the region and Lewis and Clark. This was a great last minute activity that we happened upon by chance and we're really glad we did.  There are beautiful displays that highlight the life and culture of the Native Americans, particularly the tribes that Lewis and Clark happened upon in their travels in the region.  There are … [Read more...]

Itinerary #3: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

Destination #3: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

This was our third road trip, and by now we’d started to get the hang of traveling together, moving quickly and absorbing everything we were seeing. Back home, our friends were starting to get very invested in our adventures on the road, and one family in particular was pretty keen on joining us. Sherry and her two kids, Maya and Eitan, were a godsend. Sherry was a retired attorney and 8th grade history teacher, … [Read more...]