Our dinner was great experience - slow, good food, great wine, wonderful conversation - far away. The old hotel is beautiful but very crooked from years of slowly sinking.
Tonight I watched the Bruce Jenner special on his transition. The main thing I came away with was his courage to make this massive life change at 65. I will be 70 in 2 days. I was inspired to really refocus on getting on with some of my dreams. There is time. The time is always right to be who we are. I commend him and appreciate that he shared his journey.
While in Fort Benton, we went to the courthouse. For years I thought it a shame that someone had "redone" the windows to accommodate a dropped ceiling inside. They blocked out the upper part of the window. It just looked awful. Today I noticed the windows had all been redone - sometime - not sure when in the past decade or so - and those ugly blocked windows were gone. Good news.
Here is what I remembered. . .
This is what I noticed today - looks much better . . . The brick color is actually closer to the picture above.
We also had a question about the old bridge and whether or not it had a pivot for the boats to go under. I didn't remember that it ever did. It is a walk bridge now. I found that the pivot section was damaged in a flood in the 1920's and was replaced with a non-moving piece.
I learned a lot about my birthplace. Good trip.