Missoula is a city in Montana two hours away from where we live. Since it's not really that far away from home, there were no elaborate planning and packing made for this trip. After all, we only stayed there overnight. Obviously, I did some quick research about the place for our itinerary. Unfortunately, there's not really that much you can do for one day. But we still did have a great time. The drive there was very scenic and that alone I think was worth it. We stopped by Dragon Hollow Playground to let Caleb run around and go nuts, lol! Right next to the fun playground is a place called A Carousel for Missoula. It is a hand-carved 38-animal carousel adorned with dogs, frogs, zebras, and roosters as well as horses. The little man and I went for a ride and I had a sad realization that I am old already since the ride made me woozy, lol! For hubby's benefit, I included in our itinerary a quick visit to the Smokejumper Visitor Center. It was basically a unique and interactive tour of the facility. Smokejumpers actually are highly trained specialists who parachute into remote areas of national forests to fight the spread of wildfires. It was an interesting one. Then we concluded the trip with a dip at Splash Montana Waterpark. That was a weekend so a huge crowd of pool partyers was expected. My son had a blast in their wading pool. I wanted to visit their shopping mall but couldn't squeezed it in our hectic 1-day schedule. But anyway, we will visit Missoula again I'm sure and definitely malling will be part of our itinerary.