Days 16 and 17: Here comes the sun!

Days 16 and 17. May 31, 2013 – June 1, 2013. Dick’s RV Park, Great Falls, Montana

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Friday was rainy all day but Saturday we finally had a beautiful, warm sunny day.

Unfortunately, Saturday was our last day in the lower 48 before crossing the border into Canada so the morning was spent taking care of all the last minute things we need to do before continuing our trek north.

Once the chores were done we took a tour along the Missouri River on River Road. A busy walking and biking trail runs beside the river. A huge city park near the river was filled with families enjoying the beautiful day. Several parking areas along the road offer great view of sights along the river.

Our drive began at the Welcome Center where a statue honoring Lewis and Clark overlooks the confluence of the Sun and Missouri River. Blondie enjoyed our stop at the city dog park where she could run and play. We stopped at some of the overlooks to view the falls.

This may be our last post for a while. We will be crossing the border into Canada on Sunday, June 1 and will be staying in two national parks without internet.

Day 10 and 11: Traveling West on I-90

Days 10 and 11: Saturday, May 25, 2013 and Sunday, May 26, 2013. Welcome, Minnesota to Midland, South Dakota. KOA Belvidere East Campground, Midland, South Dakota. Site 26. 331 miles traveled. Crossed into Mountain Time.

Road weary after traveling through 10 states in 10 days, we decided to take a break from driving and spent two nights in Midland, SD.

We stopped at a rest area on I-90 near Chamberlain, SD for a scenic view of the Missouri River. There is also a museum at the rest area celebrating the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

We stopped for a few groceries at the Walmart in Mitchell, South Dakota. Mitchell is the location of The Corn Palace, a popular tourist destination for travelers in South Dakota. We have visited the Corn Palace before, so we decided to pass it by on this trip.

We have stayed at this RV park twice before on our western travels. It’s a very nice park with very nice, hard working owners. The wife is the cook in their small restaurant and we enjoyed our Indian tacos. Yum!