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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Back At Home

Long road trip, not enough stopping time!  I think we seriously under estimated how far away Fort Peck Lake was!

Yesterday we toured the interpretive center at Fort Peck Lake—at its peak President Roosevelt’s project employed over 10000 workers when many Montanans were on the verge of starvation.  Whole towns sprang up around the lake project to house men and their families.  The project took 7 years to complete, sixty people lost their lives during the building of the dam and most of the towns just went away when the dam was completed.  Fort Peck dam is the largest earthen dam in the world and the lake created by the dam has twice as much shoreline as California has coastline. 

Leaving the lake behind we headed towards Billings spending the night just outside Winnett—one of those “don’t blink” Montana towns.  We camped by the road on a piece of BLM land and slept like babies—we are really getting into this boondocking stuff!

Today we traveled to Billings picked up the Jeep, ran a couple errands and headed home.  Mike drove the motorhome and I got to drive the new Jeep.  Stopped in Big Timber and bought license plates—in Montana if a rig is over ten years old you can license that car/truck permanently never having to pay license fees again—so the Jeep and the motorhome are licensed permanently now.  All trailers in Montana can also be licensed permanently. 

A good trip but good to be home.

Fort Peck cooling towers Fort Peck Dam power stations.  All my photos of the lake just didn’t turn out and doctoring didn’t help.


  1. It's nice to hear that the new motorhome is working out so well for you. I am looking forward to reading about your adventures down South this winter.

  2. Ok Janna, I understand about the pictures of the lake but what about the new jeep??? I guess I'll just have to wait until tomorrow. Glad to hear that y'all made it home and are getting into the boondocking thing. As for Gina and I we definitely love it.

  3. Glad the new 'jeep' made it home safe and sound!..have fun with it!!

  4. Yah.. we wanna see the new toy!

    Michael, Sooooo glad you are feeling good enough to get out and about and try out your new rig too.

    Steve and Karen
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  5. Hope your roads were dust free as you returned home. :)


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