The Ghostliest Ghost Town in the West

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Teaching your kids about history when you travel doesn’t have to mean a long, boring day of museums and statues. If done right, history can be more than just artifacts behind a glass case, or a plaque that points out where something used to be.

When my kids were studying the old west, with its wagon trains, gold miners and outlaws, I knew there was no better place for it to all come to life than in a real western ghost town.

My new article about Bannack State Park, the ghostliest ghost town in all the west, is now appearing on Family Vacation Critic, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor. You can expect to see several articles from me each month on this essential family travel site. I hope they give you inspiration for a memorable family adventure!

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Photo Friday: Old Schooling

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Last week we traded our home school for an old school.

On spring break in Montana, we stopped in at Bannack State Park, a well-preserved ghost town, for a little old-fashioned book learnin’.

It wasn’t quite the same. Too many desks, not enough cats.

And both kids defied my orders to stand in the corner with a dunce cap on their head.

Where’s Willie Oleson when you need him?