Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Havre Nice Day! (As Shannon might title this post)

Oddwalk had a splendid time in Montana this past weekend. We flew into Billings on Friday evening, and drove a couple hours partway to the event location (Montana is big, it's true!), staying overnight at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown.

To plug in his cell phone overnight, Shannon had to climb on the desk and reach enarly up to the ceiling. Well, he didn't really have to, but he really wanted to.

The next day, we drove another stretch to Great Falls to meet our host's family and see some Montana-esque sights, including the world's shortest river - really. That's most of it pictured below.

We also saw an Albino Trout at the hatchery, and thought "Albino Trout" might be a good name for a rock band.

We also stopped at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. There we saw a nicely done exhibit, which included this life-sized model of the expedition pulling a canoe up a hill as they had to portage 19 miles around the Great Falls on the Missouri River.

The event itself, in Havre, MT went quite well, but we forgot completely to take any pictures of it. Sorry. The youth were energetic, the food was great, and a good time, as they say, was had by all. Thanks again to Anthony Allen and all the great people of Great Falls/Billings for a wonderful trip.

Here's a nice shot though of Sunrise Monday morning from the plane:


  1. I'm so glad you had a good time!

  2. Does anyone else think that statue of either Lewis or Clark bears a strong resemblence to the late great Steve Irwin? Crikey!

  3. Um, actually Ricky, now that you say that...it does!