Canada-Geese-Great-Falls-Oct-2017

Heading South

We left Calgary on Sunday to drive down to Barra de Navidad. We have rented a house there for 6 months starting November 1. It was a busy few weeks getting ready to leave so we decided to just drive to Great Falls, Montana the first day. We had a windy drive down but enjoyed the countryside.

Rivers Edge Trail, Great Falls Oct 2017Once we got to Great Falls we took a long walk along the River’s Edge Trail from West Bank Park. Bear statue, Great Falls Oct 2017We saw lots of Canada Geese and Ring-billed Gulls as well as a few mallards and common mergansers.

Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Oct 2017The next day we stopped at The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. This is where a significant battle occurred between the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians and the United States Army. On June 25th 1876 the Indians routed the army in the major battle. Custers Last Stand, Oct 2017This site has markers showing where each soldier and Indian fell. It was quite moving to see the markers, especially where Custer’s last stand was.

Rattle snake, Oct 2017We went for several walks through the park and were surprised by this rattler! We then cut our hiking short!

We are driving through Wyoming next.

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