Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 20

This was a day of highlights. First was the North Dakota Heritage Center. This free museum of science and culture is world-class. Even part of it was closed for renovation, it was well worth the stop. And they're doubling it's size in the next four years. View the photos I uploaded earlier.

Second was the Double Ditch State Historical Sight. Sitting on a hill overlooking the Missouri, are the archealogical remains of a once thriving culture; the Mandans. The "double ditch" referred to a fortification system the built to protect from nomadic tribes.

Third was a terrific tailwind, at times 25 mph, which made up for 2 days ago.

One minor disappoint was the temporary closure of The ND Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn. Staff was needed to evacuate other sites in danger of flooding.

An early bedtime sounds good. It's been a great day.

Miles: 76
Cumulative: 1,210

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