the last day of our journey, we visited Fort Clatsop and had wonderful
interpretation of the winter of 1805-06 from naturalist Barbara Minard.
She told us about Lewis and the Corps of Volunteers for NorthWestern
Discovery looking for elk and said we should help Lewis look for them.
She told us to look out for Elk sign and I was completely caught off
guard when we saw a modern road sign: ELK. Her timing was perfect.
|After dinner Friday
evening we had our parting ceremony. Our flag was carried in by James and
Diane Williams with John Nickels playing "To the Colors" on the
soundenhorn. John, an accomplished horn player was actually able to get a
tune out of the very limited boatman's horn.
After singing "God Bless
America" each of us told about the special, most touching moments of our
trip. Many were most impressed with the Great Falls, and all agreed they
had learned a lot.