After a much discussion on which way to go next we decided to head for Hot Springs Montana. After such a successful journey, you might say this was our one big mistake. We liked the idea of visiting a hot spring and we'd heard that there was a cool old hotel there. But when we got there the kids weren't too excited by the sulphur smell, the hotel was old, and it looked like it hadn't been touched in years. There was a bit of history that was interesting, but the place really just reminded us (adults) of the "Bates Motel" - our room was the only one with a light on at night!
The Symes Hotel - Hot Springs, Montana
The next day the kids were more than ready to go home. So we got up early and made a mad dash for home. We drove for for 17 hours straight through Montana, Idaho, Utah, a bit of Arizona and on to Nevada were we knocked on our relative's door at 1:30 a.m. We spent our last day with family and then headed home. The perfect ending to our adventure.
Great Aunt Bobbie and Great Grandma Martha in Las Vegas, Nevada (Thanks for opening your door for us at the wee hours of the a.m. - it was great to see you both)!