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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.


 
We all fit on and Butch the Keel boat Man taught us that going downstream you sail and row, but you do whatever it takes to get upstream. The cannon shot was fun.


Next we viewed Sgt. Floyd's Monument, an obelisk dedicated also to "all pilgrims who go ahead of others in service to their country.


We then went to the sioux City Interpretive Center and saw beautiful murals, one of them of the capture of deserter Moses Reed


Finally we went to Spirit Mound, a hill that Indians were afraid of, but Lewis and Clark climbed on Aug. 25, 1805.


We climbed, and climbed, and climbed for 20 minutes


And finally planted our flag on top...


...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

Amy's Journal

  Note: 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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Estimate: 555 - Council Bluffs, IA to Yankton, SD - 200 / 755
Actual: 568 + 194 = 762


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