Fantastic trip: In the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark
We just got home from a wonderful trip with Road Scholars (formerly Elderhostel). The journey started in St.Lois, MO and ended in Astoria, OR just as Lewis & Clark did in 1804-1806 on their Journey of Discovery. We traveled by motor coach bus thru IL, MO, KS, NB, IA, SD, ND MT following (roughly) the Missouri River to its source, then over/thru the Bitteroot Mtns thru ID, into WA, & finally to the Pacific Ocean in OR.
We had an on-board historian, made many stops @ Interpretive Centers & Museums, spots where L&C actually camped, Indian village sites, forts that were built, along with other sites along the way such as the Truman Library in Independence, MO and the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT, a keelboat ride, and a river cruise @ the Gates of the Mountains.
What a memorable trip! We saw so many beautiful vistas & interesting sites & had so much fun with the 30 participants. This was our first Road Scholar adventure & I am sure it won't be our last! I highly recommend it for anyone, but especially if you like history & learning about early USA. Our inspiration to do it came from reading Stephen Ambrose's book: Undaunted Courage. Many/most others with us had read it also.
Has anyone else done this trip or any other RS trips?