First stop today was
Sitting Bull's grave overlooking the Missouri River, which was his home.
It is a very impressive monument.
Then it was on to
Abraham Lincoln State Park and the last home of General George Armstrong
Custer. It was from that he left on his ill-fated journey to the Little Big
Horn river. Costumed interpreters told us the story as if we were visitors
of their own time, which they target as 1873. they are excellent at staying
in time and character.
Our final destination for
this 5th day out of Saint Charles was Bismarck, ND, where we were treated to
a very nice boat ride on the Missouri. the different mode of travel was very
relaxing, and everyone appreciated it. Dinner was excellent at the Red
Lobster right next to our motel. Here's three of our lovely ladies enjoying
bearer of the day spends a thoughtful moment contemplating our flag and the
river going by.
Dakota's capitol building does not have a dome. The original Capitol burned
down in the 1930's and the new one was built to make better use of available
space. This view is from the Riverboat. The campus contains a nice
arboretum, sculpture garden, and the state historical museum. Dome or not
the entire complex is very impressive. Their ornithology exhibit is large
And speaking of birds don't
forget to check out our Bird Book. We tell about
sightings of the day and feature at least one picture. All on the bus
contribute sightings and Bob Eisenhard generally does a little
write-up. At the end of the trip we plan to publish a list, which now stands
at over 30.