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Cemetery tour in 2023

May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022

Wednesday we drove to Lewistown Cemetery to decorate graves.  

Then to Fort Benton to camp in our camper van.  Weather was bad, so we stayed an extra day in Fort Benton.  Stayed at the fairgrounds for $22/night.  Close to the river, wildlife, mule deer, crows, a robin.  

Gunther was listless, even though he got to run free because there were just one or two other camps set up, so we had the area to ourselves, almost.  The wind blew all day.

Outhouse was exemplary for a pit toilet.  Replaced a roll of t-paper.

High wind warnings up by Browning, hence the extra day at Ft. B.  

We got a pretty good rainstorm.

Friday we left Ft. B, drove to Chester on a back road.  

Joined highway two, drove through Cut Bank, Browning, East Glacier, then had lunch at Izaak Walton Inn.  Food was terrific.  I love that place for its railroad memorabilia and vintage charm.

We continued to Kalispell.  We’ve tried getting flowers at many stores, but Rosauer’s on Kalispell’s southern edge is our only reliable source of pots of chrysanthemums.  We bought 8 at $6 ea.  

Finding the Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell is damned hard.  We always end up driving all around looking for it.  We were lucky, and gaining experience.  Next year I plan to use the GPS.

We continued from Kalispell to Missoula.  First, spent $100 at the Good Food Store on granola, dog treats, bread, and wine (chateau-neuf du Pape).  

Next day we decorated graves at the Missoula Cemetery.  Then it was off to Hall, Montana to Valley View Cemetery for —you guessed it.  More graves.

We took turns driving back to Billings.

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