These pictures are from a trip to Montana in the early 90's. We were staying at Chico Hot Springs and the girls were playing Marco Polo in the pool with some other little girls. Their uncle Ben Mikaelsen, who was an author, owned a bear - named Buffy. He invited us to visit his house on Bozeman Pass to see his bear. He signed a couple of his books for the girls - "Rescue Josh McGuire" and "Sparrow Hawk Red". That's Betsy kissing the bear while Becca and one of the nieces watch.