Monday, May 28, 2012

Saturday, May 26: Left early hoping to get to Lewis and Clark State Park in time to see some sights before dark. Saw a fence that ran the length of a forty with a boot on every fencepost! We needn't have rushed. Unloaded into "Clark" cabin in the cold, blustery wind and rain. Nice view of the Missouri (actually Lake Sakakawea created by the dam at Garrison) out our front door though, and saw a new bush-like tree with silvery leaves, Russian olive, considered an invasive but hardy and grows fast. There are some beautiful trails through the low hills along the river--maybe tomorrow? Ron picked up a barbeque grill "some assembly required!" (see picture) He put the whole thing together with his Leatherman's--who needs a Swiss Army Knife? The grill needed to be "seasoned" for two hours before using; it was too rainy and windy outside to keep it lit, and we didn't want any fumes in the cabin, so we put it in the outhouse! It was good to be warm and dry in such wild weather! "No-o-o-o-o-o-o-rth Dakota where the wind comes rolling 'cross the plains..."

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