And Day Three of Spring Break looked a little something like this...
First up was loading the truck.
And navigating our way out of Boise.
Heading somewhere much smaller.
And much better-suited for our Spring Break needs.
Places like this.
Actually, that wasn't our destination, but it sure made for pretty photos.
Back in the car.
And working on Scavenger Hunt lists.
Beating someone in Rock, Paper, Scissors was on the list, so Yans got to cross it off.
Sticking a snowball down your pants was also on the list.
Back in the truck again.
With (lots of) stops along the way to read historical signs (because my husband can't pass up a historical sign).
Some sign-making. (Scavenger Hunt points awarded for leaving signs/notes in random places so people will find them.)
And some singing.
If I can figure out how to embed a video (I've done it a handful of times, but always forget how) I'll share a video of this because it's fun.
Walking barefoot in snow wasn't on the Scavenger Hunt list, but we were offering up $1.00 for any kid willing to walk four laps around the truck (Courtney earned $2.00).
And then we stopped for lunch.
But the girls couldn't resist the lure of the gift shop next door.
Cole's angst had reached a new high, so he was sitting outside until he could act like a normal human being.
That was some sort of experiment to see if salt and ice on your skin would burn.
And then finally, we reached our destination in New Meadows, Idaho.
We got settled in at a Bed & Breakfast (the lovely old place you see in the background) and then we set off to explore the town.
That shot makes me laugh.
And I love that my husband can't 'explore' without having a football on him to toss around with the kids.
That's the local thrift shop.
Seems like most of the small towns we've visited have one and all of the profits are given away as scholarships for the local high school seniors.
Yans helped support that cause by buying some plastic dog figurines.
And then we spotted this.
I swear, merry-go-rounds must be outlawed in bigger towns and cities (safety issues?) because the only places I ever see them are in little towns.
They're loads of fun though.
Actually, I hate them - I just like photographing people on them. (I got on it and was sick within five revolutions).
They're also really fun to watch people (Cole) fall over on.
When we got back to the Bed & Breakfast, Yans and I set off to do a bit of exploring.
And then we ran into these guys who had just went on a walk together.
It's so lovely when they get along.
And so rare that it must be photographed.
And then we all headed up to the room (it was cold!) while Josh BBQ'd some dinner.
There's something about hotel rooms.
They always make my kids want to wrestle.
And when they're getting along this good, I don't stop them.
And then there was a bit of relaxing.
Mixed in with some more wrestling.
And some dinner.
And a bit of time in the hot tub.
And some more wrestling.
That's Annie on top of Josh on top of Cole if you couldn't tell.
And then there were a few wrestling-related tears right before we called it a night.