Dino Trip 2003 - Bozeman to Glendive, Montana

Like Friday, we left the museum shop about an hour behind schedule at 11:15 AM. Our drive was across Montana on I-90 and I-94 to Glendive.

We ate lunch in Columbus, Montana at the Apple Village. Dick had a barbecue buffalo sandwich; Thomas had pasta. For dessert, Dick had apple pie with nuts and caramel and vanilla ice cream - if it had been any better it would have had to have been evil.

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Dick's shadow in the 2:00 PM sun.

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Our route paralleled the Burlington Northern railroad and the Yellowstone river. Here, the Yellowstone bends around a curve to our north.

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A description of the Yellowstone and Big Horn Rivers from a rest stop.

JUNCTION OF BIG HORN AND YELLOWSTONE RIVERS // The area which surrounds the mouth of the Big Horn River as it enters the Yellowstone 13 miles east of here is one of the most significant areas in the early history of Montana. // The Yellowstone was known universally to the Indians as Elk River, early French explorers called it Riviere Roch Jaune. The Big Horn was called Le Corne. // Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, on his return trip from their journey to the Pacific Ocean, camped on the east bank of the Big Horn River, Saturday, July 26, 1806. // The following year, on November 21, 1807, an expedition led by Manuel Lisa, a St. Louis fur trader, arrived at the mouth of the Big Horn River. He built a fur trading post which he named Fort Remon in honor of his two year old son. This was the first building erected in what is now the State of Montana. From here Lisa sent John Colter to make contact with Indians who were in winter camp to induce them to come to his post and trade their furs for goods. On this journey Colter discovered the wonders of present day Yellowstone National Park. // In 1876 during the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian campaign of that year, General Terry and Colonel Gibbon marched up the Big Horn River to the site of Custer's defeat at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. They arrived two days after the battle. The steamer, Far West, carrying supplies, plied the waters of both rivers and brought the wounded from that encounter back to Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory

We arrived in Glendive after 6:00 PM to find out that there was an auto show in town that weekend and many hotels were full, with only smoking rooms available. We finally found a room at the King's Inn and set out for Pizza Hut for dinner. On the way we passed this grain elevator.

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