Rand, Kathy, and Zena's travels travel blog

Not a winding road

July 3 Downstream COE $7 site

Campground at Fort Peck

Dino's in museum at campground

More dino

In 'downtown' Havre


July 3 - 200 mi

to Fort Peck MT, Very straight roads, cattle and horses, very few ranch homes, the most desolate country yet traveled on this trip. About cattle, we stopped at a rest area/info center next to a cattle trailer; redolent of that odor associated with same. After leaving and setting up at campground I discovered that the side of our trailer that was next to the cattle had been doused with shit projected from their ventilation holes. Scrubbing Bubbles, windex and paper towels solved that problem. Lesson learned- never ever park next to cattle trailer. "Downstream", a federal campground, core of engineers, on Missouri River, Fort Peck Dam, pull thru #36, no service but near showers, huge shaded site, $7. About 8:30pm tremendous wind and rain, thunder/lightning; luckily I had secured outside chairs and rug away in preparation for just such forecast. Two more todays to Glacier.

July 4 - 180 mi., Havre, MT. Camp complex in town, far from full, compared to Fort Peck where we lucked into a site after having been told on phone reservation service by a clueless representative that all sites required a two day lead time and all were booked. Lesson learned- never ever trust 'authority'; act on your own investigative research separate from 'official' sources. Havre Walmart is largest yet encountered.



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