YAY Jenny and Bryant are Here!!!

Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Butte KOA

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday, June 25th

We got Jenny and Bryant from the airport with ease and then headed towards Butte, MT to spend the night. As soon as we picked up Jenny and Bryant though they were starving since they left their house at like 5am and when we picked them up it was about 4pm east coast time. Of course they don't serve food on planes anymore so we immediately stopped at Qdoba for burritos. After that we got started on our 5 hour drive to Butte.

When we got in to the campground they put us in a site with a tree right next to it. We weren’t able to put out our awning so we asked to move to a different spot. They were shocked since usually people want trees, but we wanted to put our lights up and stuff. So we moved and then we headed to the Chicken Shack to eat some fried chicken for dinner. After that we built a fire and hung outside.

Sunday, June 26th Happy Birthday Grace!!!!

What a sunny day!  I’m so glad to be guest blogging.   Saturday Jen and Jared picked us up in Spokane and we made our way to "butte-i-ful" Butte.  After a nice breakfast at the KOA, we used a walking tour map to explore town.

Our trusty map led us to the Arts Chateau, which is a historic building that was built for the son of one of the copper kings.  The house had some pretty cool features, including light fixtures that were built to work with both oil and electricity.  The parlor also had the first piano in Montana on display.  It was a Steinway from 1624.  A major highlight of the day was the tour of the house, when we had what can only be described as the “best worst tour guide ever.”  He didn’t seem to know anything about anything in the house and was very dramatic when making boring, and probably inaccurate, statements.  We found him hilarious, and our reenactments afterwards have led to lots of giggles. 

We stopped in some local shops and antique stores before we took a rest at M & M, an old cigar shop that was turned into a restaurant and bar. 

We used a Montana breweries map to find our way to Quarry Brewing (their motto is “we dig beer!”).  We sampled the local brews and purchased a growler of IPA before heading back for a nice steak dinner at the campsite.  We played some cards before going to bed.
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