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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Working our way through Montana

When we woke this morning the weather was beautiful... Of course it is the day we are traveling and that really is good. We left Great Falls around 9:30 am and had decided we would go as far as Havre, Mt. Well on our way about 40 miles up the highway we saw a sign for Fort Benton and Ralph said that is where the white cliffs are that we had seen on the movie at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Just about that time they had a turnout on the road with historic information. That did it we decided right there and then to pull into town and see if they had a campground. After fueling up at the gas station we rode a little ways down the road and found the nicest little RV Park called Benton RV Park... DUH! Anyways only 28 sites but all of them full hook-ups (water, electric & sewer) with 50 AMP service. So here we are for the next couple of days. After we set up and I fixed something to eat we went for a ride to explore the town and see what's going on. What a great little town full of history. It just so happens that Fort Benton was established on the Upper Missouri River in 1846 and is often called the birthplace of Montana. We stopped at the visitors center (which was a old restored fire station from 1880) and got information from the sweetest little lady who kept it opened after hours to just to tell us all about her town.

There is a lot to see & do here. We took a little drive down the waterfront and found (of all things) an ICE CREAM SHOP. Well let me tell you I had the best milkshake I have ever had in my life.. A marshmellow shake with a huckleberry sundae set on top of it... WOW! I told the lady who owned the shop that the only bad thing about the shake was I didn't live here so I could have one every day of my life...

Tomorrow we will be going of a tour of the town so keep tuned for more information and pictures of this lovely town. I have included a few pictures of this small but historic town and surrounding area taken from a distance.


Luca said...


Justine said...

Love the picture of you sucking down that shake. Never have heard of a marshmallow flavored one. It must have been incredible! And I've never tasted huckleberry either!

Justine :o )

Raxx - A day in the life said...

lovely pictures, I am pining for that shake right now!

Get your mamogram & check up today... Early detection saved my life....


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