Day 6: “Mom, I think I’m allergic to the sun!” This is becoming a common phrase from Ethan. We have experienced a lot of sun this past week, which apparently has caused Ethan some difficulty, but we do think he’s being a bit extreme when he says he’s allergic. We tell him to drink more water and wear his hat. I admit that none of us have acclimated to the heat this past week and we get his point. After all, we’re still on Seattle time.
This morning we made it to Billings to visit Scottie at the BLM Fire Station. Ethan was very excited to see a wildland fire station since he’s heard so much about wildland firefighting from me. Scottie gave us the full tour of his new station. Ethan explored the Type 6 engines, tried on wildland firefighting equipment, and received some great Smokey the Bear memorabilia.
In the afternoon Scottie took Ethan and Allie on a horseback ride. Each kid sat on their own horse while Scottie guided them around the property. Ethan was very comfortable on the horse because of all the time he spends on his Grandma and Grandpa’s horse Norm.
The evening was spent hanging out around the house and eating pizza. Ethan and Allie played lots of games while Autumn tried to keep up. The kids finally made it to bed before 9pm, which is a first on this trip.
Tomorrow we’re off to Yellowstone and then Grand Tetons National Parks. We won’t post again for 6 days.
Ethan and Allie’s Horse Riding Video