A few months ago, I came up with this amazing idea that my whole family should rent a cabin near Whitefish, Montana. We used to live there when young (for me, from 2-6-ish) and we all wanted to see our grandpa who lives in Kalispell. Everyone was excited about the prospect, and we started looking for the right cabin. It had to sleep around 13, preferably on a lake, and well, the sleeping 13 was actually kind of hard to find. Amanda ended up finding the perfect place — a log cabin on Spoon Lake. In addition to lots of space, it also boasted a private dock that came equipped with a paddle boat, canoe, and kayak.
Amazingly, since we departed from Salt Lake, Rock Springs, and Golden, we all met up about the same time and immediately headed to the lake.
Or just relaxed on the deck, and Izzy pulled out the ukulele (she and Claire are so talented at it).
When it finally got dark, I was excited to try some star photography. The night sky was incredible, but it took a while to figure out my camera settings and exposure times, so the results were a little mixed.
It was a propitious beginning to our little adventure. More later.