Our next point of interest as we traveled west on Interstate 90 is Camp Pleasant, where on September 16, 1804 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped. In Clark's journal, he wrote of the numerous Elk, Buffalo, Deer, Antelope and the swift Pronghorn.
Their camp looked down upon the most scenic portion of the Missouri River. At that time there was an island in the middle of the river. That island is now gone due to flooding and an addition of a dam on the river. The exploration team needed a peaceful view and some much deserved rest as they had undergone many hardships in the last few weeks including death of one of the exploration team. They came upon a growth of plumb trees that provided rip, juicy plums to replenish their bodies and minds.
Today, we see none of the hardships, but we do see the reason why they called the area Camp Pleasant. Standing on the cliff, looking left and right is sheer beauty in spite of the clouds and rain.
We totally enjoyed the short time we spent there. Be sure to stop in the visitor's center and read of this segment of the journey of Lewis and Clark. Where do we head next? Well, you need come back to see, don't you?
Thanks for stopping to read today's blog. God Bless y'all and give you miles and miles of safety.