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Day 9 – Here We Come Sister

Yesterday we had a lazy wake up and moseyed on into Livingston to see the Railroad Museum. We followed the signs to the museum and when we found it there was a sign that said “closed for remodel”, darn! We decided to drive around the town to see what else we could find and by golly there it was,

We’re not sure what the other building was and the gal at the desk didn’t seem very interested in telling us anything about it, strange. The Museum is in a beautifully restored train station that was the main hub back in “the day”.

There were many old photos and lots of information on the history of the early train operations in the area but only a couple of displays. They had a very nice replica of an old train office.

They also had an interesting one man hand car that looked like it would be a lot of run to ride.

One interesting thing in this photo is the Great Northern sign. For a period of time Great Northern changed their logo from the “ying and yang” symbol to the mountain goat. Marilyn’s great uncle, who was a photographer, too the picture of the mountain goat and sold it to Great Northern for $100. We were disappointed that there weren’t any big locomotives or other big railroad items but still it was a very nice place and worth stopping by if you’re ever in Livingston, MT.

After the museum we drove around town a little and could see where the river had flooded into the city park. There were sandbags evident in the area as well. It’s easy to see why some of our campground selections have been canceled due to flooding.

Someone had recommended the Pickle Barrel restaurant for lunch so we stopped there and had a really good sandwich at an outdoor table.

You can see by the mountains in the background just how beautiful this country is. By the way if you ever order a sandwich at the Pickle Barrel order a quarter or a half. We each ordered a half sandwich and will have the second quarter of it for lunch today!

We’ll be leaving shortly for Hardin, MT where quite by coincidence Ken’s sister Diane and husband Del are visiting Del’s daughter for the Fourth of July weekend. We’ll be spending one night for a short visit. It will be fun to see them while on our journey.

The sun is out and we see nothing but blue sky, it should be a nice drive east today.


One Response

  1. Really enjoying following your progress across the country.

    Keep them coming!


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