1st week at Fort Peck Lake
Jul 21, 2013
|Monday: We arrived here at Fort Peck Lake!
Tuesday: This was a rainy day and we didn't do much. Found out where the shower house was – walked around the park for exercise between the raindrops, and generally vegged out.
Wednesday: We went for a ride to the town of Fort Peck and picked up our mail and a package from our son. Unfortunately, our computers couldn't read what he had sent on the thumb drive but we enjoyed the picture of our youngest granddaughter.
We then headed down the road to find the nearest grocery store. It is in Glasgow, about 30+ miles. We stopped in Nashua a small town in between and made the mistake of having their sandwiches and fries. It is an ice cream store and we should have had that. The fries were really, really thin and greasy and VERY well done. We will stop there for ice cream but not any of their other menu items.
Thursday: The camp host came around putting electric conservation notes on all the electric pedestals and I asked him if he knew where there were any dead cottonwood trees. He came back later and took us down to the entrance where there were two tall stumps. Ron got quite a bit of bark from them so we have some bark carving supplies.
About 3:30 we headed to Wolf Point Elks Lodge for their weekly prime rib dinner. It was expensive but well worth it. I think I could have cut it with a fork. By the time we got home we were moaning at how full we were.
Friday: Quite windy out again so we tried to sit outside and carve. The gnats drove us in again. Even the wind doesn't keep them away.
So we sat inside and watched the world go bye. We have a great view of most of the campground out our front windows and watch the fishermen go out with their boats and come back. Today we watched a lot of our neighbors pull out and new ones come in.
Saturday: We've been working on where we will go after this. We were going to go into Canada and see Rae of the Travels with Miranda blog. But when I got the list of what we could take into Canada – in big bold letters it said – Wooden objects – if NO BARK ATTACHED. Well there went out trip to Canada – cause I'm not giving up my bark. Suggestions were made that we leave the bark here with someone – but we don't know a soul in this part of Montana. So that won't work.
I think we are going to follow the Missouri River via the COE parks and maybe end up in Mobridge, SD, so Ron can get a fishing license and finally do some fishing.
Don't know yet – the jello hasn't firmed up yet.
We also made a trip over to Glasgow for a few groceries and a small keyhole saw that I needed to modify some bark. We went over the usually MT 117 to US 2 but came back vis MT 24 which took us over the dam.
The dam is huge but the lake is indescribable. It is almost like looking at Lake Michigan it is so big.
Anyway that is the way our lives have been going. Hope you and yours are well and happy. ENJOY!!