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May 14, 2013 - day 19 w/the smarts

day 19 our last day visiting the smarts we went to breakfast in three forks at the iron horse cafe - then we drove thru the valley visiting the head waters of the Missouri river, stopping at a seed store to get bill seed to be used to make a shooting range at his mountain home - we always have a great time together talking post stuff and bb & sarah do their thing... saying "til we meet again" is a hard thing to do when you are having a memorable good time and we do do that... but we did, w/hugs/kisses and good ol' western handshakes... bill...

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our 2013 spring trip

May 13, 2013 - day 18 w/sarah/bill whitehall/cardwell

day 18 drove from butte to whitehall, washed the truck than went on to camp in cardwell - sarah and bill met us there and we went to lunch at karina's from there we went up to the mountains to see some caves... my photos are not so hot today.. our day 19 photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/110438477258823146205/Day18WhitehallSmarts?authkey=Gv1sRgCNvc3MujmqboIw#   our spots: http://fms.ws/C2FEH/45.86898N/112.08781W where we are: http://fms.ws/C2HXE/45.86863N/111.94925W   more photos w/sarah & bill tomorrow... sent from our ipad ron & bebe...

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our 2013 spring trip

Aug 17, 2012 - Day 88 Great Falls MT to Lewis & Clark Caverns SP

Day 88: Great Falls to Cardwell at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. We traveled 166 miles today. The weather was very hot and dry again. We did see a few antelope today, but not nearly as many as we thought we would be seeing. We reached the campground and all they had left were dry sites, so no A/C! Luckily, it really cools down after dark, so we survived the heat. We headed out to the caverns and started the serious climb to the mouth of the cave. It was really hot and we were looking forward to the 50 degree temperature of the cavern!...

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May 17, 2011 - We moved slowly down the road, but not far...

This morning was one of those days when the sky is blue, no wind and warm temperatures. The day before, we had found some books at the local hospital thrift store, so we went back to get those and browse through their shop. We had heard the local Drug Store had a great breakfast, so after our book purchase, we gave it it try and our pronouncement is 2 thumbs up for their breakfast. The local pharmacy and eatery was a very pleasant experience. Today we traveled north, continuing through the Madison River Valley and noticing all of the trout...

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Dream On

Sep 5, 2010 - *Cardwell, Lewis & Clark, Missouri River!

(* Denotes "Finally done editing)! As towns go, Cardwell, MT is...well, not much! The population hovers around 50 +/-, depending on how many of us itinerants are staying in the Cardwell RV Park & Store, which other than a small post office, is the only business that we could see. The RV park charges $20 for full hookups and is certainly one of two redeeming factors for choosing to stay here; the other is the surrounding area is loaded with historical and sight-seeing opportunities! Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is Montana's first and...

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Aug 10, 2009 - Lewis and Clark Caverns, Cardwell MT and Butte Montana

August 9th Lewis and Clark Caverns Cardwell Montana: On the way from Idaho to Lewis and Clark State Park we stopped and saw the US Forest Service Ninemile Mule Remount Depot. This is how forest fires were handled in the days before Smoke Jumpers. This is still an active Forest Service site with the mules. We arrived at Lewis and Clark State Park and spent the night. This park was the first state park in the Montana system. Lewis and Clark passed by the caves going down the Jefferson River below, but they never saw the caves. The state just...

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Aug 30, 2008 - Cardwell MT

Rog had to put up with his navigator being pretty much out of commission for the day. My asthma (since yesterday) was kicking my rear, so I was in the Benadryl zone - aka zoned out : ( Something in the air was was wreaking havoc on me, but at least we didn't have to stop for a nebulizer treatment. We were trying to eat up the miles today, so Rog just kept driving (while I mostly snoozed), and we stopped in Cardwell for the night. Rog managed to cover 400 miles today.

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Mar 11, 2008 - From Provo to Cardwell, MT

Where the h?&* is Cardwell you ask? It's on I-90 just east of Butte Montana. The trip today started early at 8:00am. Heading north from Provo on I-15, the initial challenge is to get through Salt Lake City. This turned out to be very easy, by taking the I-215 Belt Way. The lanes are wide and the traffic is much less than going straight up I-15 close to the city centre. We stopped for lunch and gas at McCammon Idaho at the Flying J. Great spot as far as turning room and they have propane too. Back on the road and we intend to press forward...

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Sep 14, 2007 - Lewis & Clark Caverns - Cardwell, Montana

We did our chores of emptying the black and grey water tanks and filling the fresh water tank then took off headed for Yellowstone. Stopped in Clinton, Montana for lunch. Clinton is known for it's "Testical Festival". And no, I am not making that up! They claim you can really have a ball at their festival! Ended up driving 301 miles to the Lewis and Clark Caverns, about 7 miles from Cardwell, Montana. That put us about 121 miles north of Yellowstone. Set up camp, which consisted of checking level (perfect!) and putting out the doormat....

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