September 10, Day 5, Council Bluffs,
IA to Yankton, SD
We left from
Comfort Inn Council Bluffs, IA on a beautiful, sunny day with a jentle
brease. With good driver Marv on our ever faithful keelbus we stopped
first at the Lewis and Clark park in Onawa to experience the keelboat.
...where we took plenty of pictures to prove we had done it. Then it was
Best Western kelly Inn at Yankton. Three cheers for good driver Marv,
knowledgable and entertaining Historian, Tom and kind and caring Group
Leader, Grace. Respectfully submitted, Amy Bernd
This journal was begun on Day 5, Sept. 10, after Amy Bernd
took on the job of reporting the previous day’s mileage. This is a
statistic I like to have, but usually do not have time to keep up with
myself. So Amy took on the job and reported not only the mileage, but a
short rundown of the day. It was very popular and another facet of our
journey that paralleled the Corps of Discovery. Thanks, Amy
Tom Laidlaw, Historian
Day 5, Thursday Sept. 10, Council Bluffs, IA to
Yankton, SD – 194 miles, total 762
On a beautiful sunny day with a gentle breeze, with good driver Marv
on our ever faithful keel-bus, we stopped first at the Lewis & Clark
Park in Onawa, IA to experience the keelboat. We all fit on and Butch
the Keelboat Man taught us that going downstream you sail and
row—upstream you do whatever it takes to get upstream, mainly poling and
cordelling (towing with a long rope). The cannon blowing was fun.
Next we viewed Sgt. Charles Floyd’s monument, an
obelisk dedicated to “all pilgrims who go ahead of others in service to
their country." At the Family Recreation Center in Sioux City, IA Bev
Hinds taught us all about the medicines used on the L&C Expedition. We
then went to the Sioux City Interpretive Center and saw beautiful murals
of the expedition. One was of the capture of the deserter, Moses Reed.
Then we crossed the Missouri to travel in Nebraska
for awhile, and re-crossed into Vermilion, SD and historic Spirit Mound,
where we planted our flag after a 20 minute walk up, then boarded the
bus for the Best Western.
Three cheers for good driver Marv, knowledgeable
and entertaining Historian, Tom and kind and caring Group Leader, Grace.
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