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I grew up in a town with hippies, rednecks, and a reservation. My daddy was a cowboy and my mother was a Baptist. Thus, my life experiences molded me to be slightly off center at all times...sometimes right, sometimes left.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Captain and the Kid

We'd go sailing back on barkentines
and talk of things he did,
tomorrow just a day away for
the Captain and the Kid

Camp DeBoise is where Lewis and Clark wintered in 1804 for 155 days before setting out on their expedition.

The actual camp is now believed to be under the Mississippi. This re-creation is at Lewis and Clark Interpretive site no. 1.

They spent the winter building boats to go up the river. This type of keelboat was the main boat in the expedition.

Many tons of supplies had to be stored on the boat, so every inch of space was used. Each portion of the deck had panels that could be lifted up to reveal supplies below.

These two guys were the park rangers. The older fellow (Captain) knew Lewis and Clark history fronwards and backwards. The kid was just having a great time learning the stories....

The journey took two years, four months and 10 days. It was the moon shot of that time.