Touring Havre, MT

On Friday morning, we participated in the Havre underground tour called “Beneath the Streets.”  It is similar to the tour in Moose Jaw, SK. These were definitely cellar rooms, but the ones in SK are mostly tunnels. The largest room was the brothel. They had some beds set up, but not authentically because they spaced them further apart. On the walls above the beds are the original numbers where “transactions” occurred. There were curtains between the beds. Did the lack of privacy add ambience?
 Here are some more reputable businesses:

In the afternoon, we went to Fort Assiniboine.  Our guide was so passionate about local history. I was most fascinated by the Buffalo Soldiers.  They were an all black regiment. Also, there was close cooperation between this fort and the forts in Western Canada. 

We ended the day with this glorious sunset and rainbow. 


Hansen Family Campground near Havre, MT

On Friday, I was up early with Poppy. Hansen Family Campground is located between Havre and Chinook. They have a little menagerie on the grounds, but also there are neighbouring farms with animals too. These horses came to visit me and Poppy in the morning. 

The campground has an assortment of ducks, geese, chickens, peacocks, goats, donkeys. The barn that we are using for the dining hall also has a section for the critters to come in. Many of them sleep in inside stalls. Well, the little goats are most curious and most amusing. 


All of the sites are pull-through with full hook-ups, but unfortunately, they don’t have washrooms or a shower house yet. 




Reaching Climax and the Border

We left Walmart early and went to Tim Hortons for breakfast. Our friends, Corla and Randy, left by 7:30. Since we got such an early start, we passed through Climax and got to the border before noon. This was our first time using this border crossing. 

Poppy doing yoga in her Thundershirt:


For our border crossing, we took Daisy out of her kennel, but Poppy squeezed herself in!

 The border guards were such nice men. They were more interested in the dogs and talking about their dogs than ripping our trailer apart. We declared all the food we had, and as we expected, our garden tomatoes had to be thrown out. No problem. We were glad the dogs’ food was in a new sealed bag because they inspected that. The cheese was fine. Phew!  We had gone to the Bulkcheese Warehouse and purchased a  huge variety of  imported specialty cheeses. I swear I would have stood there and eaten all of it.  😀

The border guards had told us about the campground we were heading to and about the new owners. We will have to talk with them about buying an old disused KOA campground. 

It is HOT here. It hit 100 yesterday while they were setting up. Fortunately, it’s only in the 90s today. I love the heat and rolling hills with sagebrush. More about Havre later.

Here is Daisy enjoying the air-conditioning.  
After the dogs were settled, we made a run to stock the fridge. Now this makes a good mix!