Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Northwest trip, day 8

Dateline Great Falls, MT. This was museum day. We were at the door of the Museum of the Rockies at 8:00 AM - the dinosaur exhibit is curated by the well-known Dr. Jack Horner and is very well interpreted. They have lots of T-Rex and Triceratops artifacts. Also Indian, also well done. Sandra liked the frogs.

Next, on to Helena, where we found the Montana Museum with an excellent traveling Charlie Russell exhibit, and lots of info on plains Indians. Another great museum, if poorly marked as far as directions to it are concerned. Finally, to Great Falls and the C.M. Russell Museum complex - another 2 hours looking at art & Indian artifacts (most actually owned by Russell). Finally, found the HIE and time to get the blog updated.

One comment on the floods - they're not quitting, as the Missouri is out even up here, with the tributaries running at bank full.

Only 203 miles today,10 hours (mostly in museums). For the trip, 2076.5. Tomorrow is Glacier NP on the opening day for the year of the Going to the Sun Highway. Ought to see some really high snowbanks. We'll head for Kallispell area & a cousin of Sandra's for the night.

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