Sorry we got behind, we've been with THE KROEGERS!!!!
We did some swimming, some hiking, a little drinking, and generally had a great time. We had a blast at a mountainside party/concert, complete with a ride up the ski lift to admire the wildflowers on the way down. (This has been the trip of heights for AmyRuth). Our swimming adventure was at Lava Hot Springs. The pool was a perfect temperature for AmyRuth, although the slides - especially the 5 story one that went over the highway was a bit much for the 3 McGraws who tried it. We saw bears at the zoo and the kids experimented with skateboards and scooters at the skate park. (YiYing was much more skilled with the hula hoops at the concert. And hula hoops are more our style.)
We highly recommend the local sarsaparilla as well as the $1 ice cream. We also recommend spending the last several days of a long trip with good friends - eating homemade food, playing games, and sending kids off to play with each other so grown ups can have real conversation.
No photos this time - they're all on the camera and not on the iPad.