the manner of Lewis & Clark
We’re proceeding on – this 19th day of August, 2007, -
reached the approximate half-way mark – party much fatigued so Study
Leader Big Talker Tom Laidlaw and Group Leader Journey Mother Mary Jean
declared a 2 night rest in Great Falls, Montana – we can actually sleep
late one morning!
Many party members are
logging our journey so no great details here – just a brief note home to
those following on computer. Many helpful guides along the way – food
plentiful and lodgings comfortable.
Learning much about
Lewis & Clark at interpretation centers, museums, visitor centers, and
actually walking in their footsteps as often as possible. Also many
opportunities to purchase mementoes and necessaries in various gift
shops and trading posts.
Walking in the actual
footsteps of Lewis & Clark is sometimes strenuous as in the case of
Spirit Mound and Pompey’s Pillar – however, well worth the effort as
survivors of these hikes posed for photo opportunities with our 15 star
and 15 stripe flag atop these landmarks.
Many crossings and
sightings of the Missouri River and others and many reproductions along
the way of keelboats and pirogues.
Party members perform
various tasks to earn Big Talker’s rewards – many beads (supply of blue
beads had to be replenished as they are perceived as being more
So far trip very
rewarding – party healthy and happy – so WE PROCEED ON!
Traveler/Party Member Margie Bishop