Day 4 (July 31, 2000) - Mandan To Billings
The day started with a drive slightly south of Mandan, North Dakota to the Lincoln Park area, and then a ride north from Bismarck, North Dakota to the site of Lewis & Clark's Ft. Mandan (where they spent the winter of 1804-1805 amongst the Mandan Indians). I covered 594 miles across North Dakota and into Montana. I met Chieko at the Billings airport.
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Ft_Mandan_journals.JPG (50378 bytes) At Lewis & Clark's Fort Mandan, north of Bismark, North Dakota. I was re-reading parts of the Lewis & Clark Journals along the way...
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MT_pop-tarts.JPG (46646 bytes) On the cross-country relocation drive from Charlotte to Seattle... Just before saying goodbye to the folks back in Charlotte, beloved Mother handed me a box of Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-tarts (knowing well my fondness for said product). I declared that I would enjoy the last one as I crossed the distant Montana border, causing Father to snicker and predict that the last one would be gone before I crossed the county line! I took that as a challenge and this shot was proff that I did in fact save the last Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-tart for the Montana border!
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MT_Pompeys_Pillar2.JPG (34222 bytes) Pompey's Pillar... Montana...
MT_sunset1.JPG (28650 bytes)  MT_sunset2.JPG (38307 bytes)
2367 miles covered...