A Beautiful Place – Big Sky, MT

Our home for five days with the family

Our home for five days with the family

Once all of our guests arrived safely in Billings, we packed up and shipped out via the Moho to a cabin we’d arranged to stay in for five days in Big Sky, Montana. We rented a place called “Eagle’s Nest” in the Moonlight Basin, just across from the local ski resort. The cabin looked pretty nice online, but it was even better in person! Four huge bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. A super nice kitchen, copper farm sink and all. A great living area we could all hang out in comfortably (there were seven of us) and a great big circular dining table with eight giant chairs. Even a hot tub downstairs! Plus we were within close driving distance to some cool adventures and great hikes.
I always love when Ron and Kathy (my in-laws) come visit. They hadn’t been to the Moho since Christmas in Pensacola, Florida. When they come to see us, they cook, they do the dishes (my least favorite chore besides cleaning the toilet), they babysit!

On our way to the top of Lone Peak!

On our way to the top of Lone Peak!

This meant we could do some more “adult” adventures while Z hung out with his well-loved Granny and Papa. Allie, Caleb, Chris and I went on a journey to the top of Lone Peak, Big Sky’s highest point at 11,253 feet. We started with a chair lift, then took a big jeep/truck with huge wheels to the gondola which took us to Lone Peak. There was plenty of snow at the top, but it was pretty sunny so we got some great pics and Chris and Caleb had a great time pretending they were falling off the top of the mountain (much to Allie’s displeasure). We all survived the ride back down and stopped to have some delicious hot dogs at Yeti Dogs at the bottom of the chair lift. My hot dog had bacon, pineapple and barbeque sauce on it and it was SO TASTY.

Chris and Caleb looking out onto Big Sky from the top of Lone Peak

Chris and Caleb looking out onto Big Sky from the top of Lone Peak

A day or two later we did a local hike in the Beehive Basin. The four of us adventurers started out in a beautiful grass meadow, all dressed in shorts and simple tennis shoes. We had no idea that by the time we reached the top of the trail we’d be hiking through foot-deep snow. The hike was moderately challenging, the high altitude made it a bit more difficult. The snow made it cold and messy but when we made it to the top and saw the frozen lake and the mountains all around covered in snow we all decided the view at the top was well worth the work of getting there. The route down was much easier and we had a great time singing “The Sound of Music” in the gorgeous green meadows with blooming wildflowers. Ok, just Allie and I were singing (and maybe dancing a little bit).

Made it to the snow at the top of the Beehive Basin trail... in our shorts!

Made it to the snow at the top of the Beehive Basin trail… in our shorts!

Other than those big events, we mostly hung out around the cabin, eating and letting the rest of the family spoil Z with attention. I drove Allie down the mountain to Bozeman on our fifth day at the cabin, she had to fly back to California. The rest of us were headed south to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to see what insipired Theordore Roosevelt all those years ago to proclaim the area as America’s first National Park.

Tickle War with Papa, Chris and Zephyr

Tickle War with Papa, Chris and Zephyr

The Moho's home for the week across from the cabin

The Moho’s home for the week across from the cabin

 

  • Ron

    That was awesome up there,great pictures and. A lot of happy people.
    Cookies were so good. Thanks guys