Also, while we were gone to Montana, someone cut the chain on our porch and stole Andrew's mountain bike -- and left the other two bikes. Strange. And maddening. I no longer feel as safe in our neighborhood, and nighttime (which always freaks me out anyway, because I'm a wimp) now makes me paranoid.
But I'm feeling better now, and I've decided to do the pictures in more manageable chunks. Also, I'm going to make the travel blog I talked about starting last year a reality. So look for that link soon!
Here are the photos from the first chunk, taken in Virginia City, Montana. If you're planning a road trip to Montana, I recommend stopping here. It's not exactly an authentic ghost town (i.e. people live there and work in the old buildings), but it's fun and not too far from Idaho when you want to get away and do something really different. Plus, if you love old buildings and have a nostalgic heart (like me), you'll love it. It's quiet and quirky and always interesting.
That last picture, though it's kind of hard to tell, is of an awesome Gothic house near Virginia City (actually closer to Nevada City) that is chock full of stuff. And there are tons of old cars and a bunch of farm equipment in front of it. Talk about hoarding. This place would be a gold mine if they ever decided to sell the stuff.
Pictures of Butte and Missoula, Montana are up next!