We also drove out to the Yellowstone/Missouri River Confluence Center. We wandered around there for a bit and then watched a video about the history of Fort Buford (right next to the confluence). Apparently Sitting Bull surrendered there at the end of the Great Sioux War in 1881. We learned some stuff. They popped us popcorn and gave us beverages. Elaine and I dozed off here and there. It was a fun time.
The next day we did a little more driving around. We showed them some man camps and some of the country with rigs all over the place. They really loved it actually. It's so different up here and it's fun seeing that newness through other people because it's starting to become sort of normal for us. We also went out to Lewis and Clark State Park and did a little wandering around. That's actually two things we'd never done before that we got to check off our list so it worked out nicely for everyone.
|The "trail" was a mowed patch of grass.|
There were a couple sections that we walked through that were narrow and covered in trees and the colors were still a little lingering awesome and it was cool all the leaves on the ground and it smelled great and it felt like home for a minute. It was really pretty.
|Detour around the flooded tunnel. Grandma Elaine was killing it.|