Along the way we stopped at a Native American cemetery that includes the gravesite of Sacajawea, the Native American who helped guide Lewis & Clark in their explorations of the West. The boys were fascinated by the gravesite and the memorial. Sacajawea’s grave was covered with all kids of small trinkets that people left as a tribute.
We returned to Lander for lunch and then continued the drive to Dubois for our night’s stay. Before checking into the hotel we visited the National Bighorn Sheep Center where we had a docent waiting to give us an introduction. After her intro and a video, the boys toured the museum and of course, visited the gift shop.
We checked into the Stagecoach Motor Inn and made arrangements for dinner. A crew of leaders scouted out restaurants that could handle us and we ended up with a nice place right across the street. We got their menu, took orders, and then boys got to swim or use the hot tub until time to go over for dinner.
There was free-choice time after dinner. Some boys went swimming and using the hot tub, others played basketball, a handful chilled in their rooms, and some loved making a dam in the Wind River right behind our motel.
It was a great day. Lots of boy fun. I can’t believe we’re down to our last handful of days.
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