Day 15 – Butte to Sheridan, Wyoming, and a Blog site change…

September 17, 2009

First of all, we’re changing the way we do these “daily” blog entries. It turns out that your editor has been tearing his hair out with the issue of managing the several images included in each of the previous posts on blogspot.com. The blog editor they provide is very non-intuitive (or so it seems), the result being that the published post failed to live up to acceptable graphic appearance standards. So, this is the first of our blog entries on WordPress, and we’re hoping to get more regular in publishing these daily (or so) travel updates. If you got here by referral from the blogspot address, WELCOME, if you’re here as a first-time visitor, WELCOME also! Henceforth, we’ll tickle your interest with each day’s BEST photo (in our judgement), along with a link to other “bests” from our daily photo “catch.” Here’s the one we liked the best:

So after spending the night in Butte, MT, we headed east along I90. One of the interesting first stops for us along I90 was at the Missouri Headwaters State Park in Three Forks, MT. We stood on the banks of the two rivers, the Madison and Jefferson, where they join to source the mighty Missouri River. Officially, the Missouri starts there, but about 1/4 mile downstream, the Gallatin River pipes in with its liquid contribution, and many folks regard all 3 rivers as the Missouri’s origin. Pictures included in the daily gallery link below, of course.

Further along I90, we stopped in Bozeman, MT, and saw a really fine museum, the Museum of the Rockies, near the campus of Montana State University. We’ve seen dinosaur exhibits before, but this place trumps them all, very creative, well laid out, with very interesting exhibits, many hands-on details. Some of the most famous dinosaurs in the world, such as Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, and Deinonychus can be seen on display there. Worth seeing for anyone who stops in Bozeman, maybe worth a trip there if didn’t otherwise intend to go. Pictures in the gallery!

We would love to have visited the battlefield monument of Little Bighorn, but unfortunately it was closed by the time we arrived there. And, though we don’t have any photos of the day’s biggest excitement, it was a driving rainstorm, replete with nearby lightning, heavy thunder, and drenching rain. The skies over Wyoming foreboding of the storm we snapped in the last photo of our gallery. But the storm had fortunately dissipated by the time we reached our destination of Sheridan.

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2 Responses to “Day 15 – Butte to Sheridan, Wyoming, and a Blog site change…”

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  2. Cheryl & Jeff said

    Well, now we have all of your photos in the world in the album. Glad that you are having an easier time to get things posted but don’t stress about how often. You are on extended vacation after all ::)) Off to Ashland today for my 2 week back to school with my wonderful IPod!!! Yay and have fun, C & J

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