Downstream COE CG
Kiwanis City Park
What in the world is this?! I'm coming to it....
Our first stop in the NE corner of Montana was Fort Peck. Fort Peck Lake is the 5th largest artificial lake in the US. The dam was built from 1933 to 1940 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer by damming the Missouri River to make it more navigable. It took 10 years to fill. It is HUGE.
Gorgeous sunsets out here over the lake.
Look at those teeth!
Diane and I don't drink beer so we tried their homemade No Octane Root Beer. Very good!
Cute names for their beer as well.
I like the wrench handles on the taps.
We saw this vintage set up as we left. How cute is that?
I learned there were many dinosaurs discovered here.
Look out. One still bites!
Driving through some whistle stop towns along the was Saco. There were some very old buildings along one side of the road with the railroad on the other. We decided to stop and check it out and give the dog a run.
Huntley's last NBC News broadcast was aired on July 31, 1970. An interesting tidbit, he returned to Montana, where he conceived and built Big Sky, a ski resort south of Bozeman. Huntley died on March 20, 1974, at his home in Big Sky at the age of 62, three days before the opening ceremonies. He was honored with a cenotaph at Soldiers Chapel on the grounds of the Big Sky Resort.
Besides the schoolhouse was a church and jail.
We finally made it to the campground run by the Kiwanis. It's a donation-only campground. There were a few obvious sites but mostly you just pulled out along the inner road and chose a spot on the grass. There were several people but it was very quiet. No amenities, but there are bathrooms, a central water hose to fill up. No dump.
|I can't believe he didn't slip and fall in. I did have my camera on video though. Just in case.|
As usual while poor Steve and Diane worked my brother and I fished. A couple of nearby streams kept us very busy. Some spots were easy to get to along the road or trail, others we had to bushwack to. We had a great time and caught quite a bit of trout.
Big Spring Creek
And finally.... It happened.
You know how some times you really wish and hope and pray that something will happen? Well it took 5 years, but we finally hit the jackpot!
We had been trying to meet up with Dino & Lisa of MNDrifters since we met them at the RV Dreams seminar in TN. They are hard to keep up with. Either that or they were trying to avoid us. Not sure which. Well we knew they were heading to Alaska and it just so happens they knew where we were and decided they could no longer hide. They went the route that would take them right by where we were in Lewistown. They didn't tell us either. I had just gotten back from fishing and Steve says, Hey, Dino and Lisa are here! I said What?! Where? He said right behind us. Steve shows me his facebook where Dino and Lisa had posted a picture of their camper and that they were tucked in for the night in Lewistown. They were just waiting for us to notice.
If you look closely that's our rig way behind them!
Oh those tricky kids! Look how happy they are to finally run into us again!
We went in to town and had some dinner at the brewery.
Then we said our goodbyes and watched the magnificent sunset!
WOW! Meeting up with THEE Dino and Lisa and THIS sunset! How could it get any better?
Thanks guys for making our 2019 into such a great year!