it means a lot of driving.
Our destination for today was the tiny, western town of Philipsburg, and historic Anaconda, "where Main street meets the mountains". It's a lot to tell about all at once, so I'll start with Philipsburg.
It's difficult to go anywhere in Montana without encountering a history lesson.
We found this scene in front of the itty, bitty Philisburg Public Library.
We took a picture of the sign displaying the library hours - just in case any of you have ever been frustrated by inconvenient library hours. Looking through the windows though, we could see the small space is bursting with books, so I have to assume it's better than nothing.
On the other side of the library, where you can see the person going in, in the library picture above, is a bar, which was open - even though many of the other shops in town, including our favorite coffee shop, won't open for the summer season, until this weekend. I guess the town closes down quite a bit during the winter months.
The candy store was open, though.
And, it's pretty impressive. The lighting inside was terrible, but I think the shots below will give you an idea of the children's joy.
It almost made the 300 mile, round trip, drive worthwhile. That, and spotting the moose! But, I'll tell you about that tomorrow (Lord willing).
Meanwhile, I'll be linking this post in to Debbie's Geography and History link up, at Children Grow, Children Learn, Children Explore, Christianne's "Love My Library" party, at Little Page Turners, and Field Trip Friday at Live the Adventure.
It's great to be a homeschooler.