Missoula is a great place to live. It's the kind of place that you don't realize is so wonderful until you live somewhere else and find yourself missing everything about Missoula. (Except for the long winters.. I don't think I will ever miss those, regardless of where we live.)
One of Missoula's mostest awesomest places to go is the carousel. I've never been to a prettier carousel.. the one at Disneyland was like limp noodles to Missoula's carousel steak. In other words, it's good.
This summer both the kids have learned to ride bikes, and we happen to live the perfect distance away from the carousel for a bike ride there. This particular morning was Saturday, and we rode along the river to the Farmers Market, shared a Rhubarb Lemonade and a bag of cucumbers, and then rode further down the river where some guys were surfing. (I know!!??) I have an instagram photo of it somewhere.. Anyhow, it's a really great bike ride, you wind through downtown on a trail that overlooks the river and you hit the University, Farmers Market, downtown, Carousel, Dragon Hollow (most awesome playground ever), Childrens Museum.. more, more, more. We love it.
Is this gal not the prettiest horse you've seen?
When Dustin and I first started dating, he picked me up from work one day (lifeguard at YMCA) for a "surprise." He took me here and I thought "oh, how sweet." Then the ride started and I about fell off. It goes fast! Mary Poppins would totally approve.