Monday, May 09, 2005

MONDAY MAY 9, 2005

10:30 AM- I TOLD YOU LAST WEEK THAT MY BLOGGER FRIEND IS ON VACATION. HIS WIFE AND
HE ARE DOING THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL. I WILL PUTTING OUT SOME BLOGS ON
HIS TRIP WHEN HE E-MAILS THEM TO ME.


SATURDAY MAY 7 - THEY DROVE ACROSS IOWA FARM LAND YESTERDAY TO

SIOUX CITY ON THE MISSOURI RIVER. IT WAS HERE IN AUG-1804 AFTER 3 MONTHS
TRAVELING UP THE RIVER THAT SARGENT CHARLES FLOYD WAS BURIED. HE DIED OF
NATURAL CAUSES AND REMARKABLY WAS THE ONLY CASUALTY OF THE ENTIRE
EXPEDITION. HIS BURIAL SPOT IS ON A BLUFF OVERLOOKING THE RIVER IS
COMMENMORATED BYA ONE HUNDRED FOOT TALL OBELISK. THE TEMP IS IN THE 80'S
AND VERY WINDY. THE RIVER WATER LEVEL IS VERY LOW DUE TO SEVERAL YEARS
OF LOW PRECIPITATION. THE EXPEDITION WOULD HAVE HAD A MUCH EASIER TIME
GOING UPRIVER IN THESE CONDITION.


SUNDAY MAY 8 - THIS MORNING WE SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR IN THE LEWIS ANN
CLARK EXPEDITION MUS IN SIOUX CITY AND THEN DROVE NORTH ALONG THE RIVER
TO SOURUT MOUND HISTORIC PRAIRIE.CLARK AND ELEVEN MEN WALKED NINE MILES
TO THE SEVENTY FOOT HIGH MOUND TO SEE INDIAN LEGEND BELIEVED IT WAS
INHABITED BY LITTLE FEARSOME SPIRIT BEINGS. THERE WAS NONE AND NEITHER
DID WE. IT WAS A VERY PLEASANT PEACEFUL TWO MILES WALK FROM THE PARKING
LOT FOR US. WE DRIVE ON TO PIERRE WHERE THE EXPEDITION HAD PEACEFUL
CONFRONTATION WITH THE TETON SIOUX. BOB BIKES TEN MILES ON THE BIKE
PATH BY THE RIVER.

SOUND LIKE BOB AND JUDY ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME. THANKS BOB FOR THE INFO.

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