7-5-12, Toston, MT - Doc and Bob put in a good day today, pulling the 21 miles to the town of Toston. After a morning of hills, it was great to hit the gentle downgrade that leads to the Missouri River at this small burg.
This is the same river that provides cooling water for the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant, near Omaha, NE. If you remember, I worked at this plant twice in the previous year. Omaha may be 1200 miles downstream but it looks pretty much like the same river. If I put a message in a bottle and send it down river, I wonder if my pals at the plant could retrieve it?
This morning, as I left Three Forks, MT, I crossed Interstate 90. This will be the most northern East/West Interstate that I will cross, In two weeks, just before I arrive in Missoula, MT, Iíll be at the most northern point for Trip #4. I know my mom will want me to load up, just incase the odd polar bear wanders by (sorry mom).