2017 Mary Block "The Little Eastern Flyer"

Join us as we follow weekly, Mary Block and her "Sisters On The Fly" as they drive across the state on the "Lewis and Clark Trail Northwest" from St. Louis, Missouri to the coast of Oregon. The 32 night, 2,000+ mile trip will take us through the heartland of America and the stunning mountains across our northwestern states, following the Missouri River North through the Dakotas and West through Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.

Mary and her "sister" will keep us update on a weekly basis so we know where and what they are up to on this wonderful adventure for 2017. The epic road trip of traveling all of Route 66 began  in 2015. The EAL Radio Show Broadcast followed Mary and her Sisters on the Lewis and Clarke trail weekly hearing all the wonderful people they met and members who joined them on the way. Mary and the "Sisters" were more excited about this journey of exploration, so stay tuned as we get to know the location that the Sisters on the Fly make their nightly stop and their episodes of friendships they make along the way.

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From: Mary Block <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 6:44 PM
Subject: Lewis and Clark


Photo: SOTF arrived at Astoria and Fort Clatsop

 

Oh Neal, Another first for me this week is that I got to go sightseeing on a motorcycle. It has two back wheels. One of my sisters is doing the trip on her Harley. It was quite exciting for me, as I have never ridden on one. Last week we all went to dinner in a cattle car.  They came and picked us up and hauled all of us to the historic Montana Bar in Miles City, MT for prime rib dinner. Needless to say it was rather funny when it pulled up to the bar and everyone piled out. 

 

Spent yesterday at the Sacajawea Interpretive Center. So wonderful. L and C would never have made it without her.

The other thing I am reminded of so much on this trip is the sad treatment the American Indians received long after the Voyage of Discovery. Lewis and Clark had tremendous respect for them. But some of those who came after L and C were just awful. Also went to Pompey's Pillar.............where Clark carved his name and the date.  

To be cont.......Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

From: Mary Block
To: [email protected]
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 6:44 PM

 

Oh Neal, 

 

Another first for me this week is that I got to go sightseeing on a motorcycle. It has two back wheels One of my sisters is doing the trip on her Harley. It was quite exciting for me, as I have never ridden on one. Last week we all went to dinner in a cattle car.  They came and picked us up and hauled all of us to the historic Montana Bar in Miles City, MT for prime rib dinner. Needless to say it was rather funny when it pulled up to the bar and everyone piled out. Spent yesterday at the Sacajawea Interpretive Center. So wonderful. L and C would never have made it without her. The other thing I am reminded of so much on this trip is the sad treatment the American Indians received long after the Voyage of Discovery. Lewis and Clark had tremendous respect for them. But some of those who came after L and C were just awful. Also went to Pompey's Pillar.............where Clark carved his name and the date.  

 To be cont.......Mary, Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

From: Mary Block
To: [email protected]
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 6:29 PM MT Time
 

Close to 2000 miles.


Mary

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From: Mary Lee Block
To: Neal Holland EAL Radio <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 5:33 PM MT Time
Subject: Lewis and Clark


Hi Neal,


I am sitting in a cafe in Denton, Montana, waiting to be towed to be repaired. Broke down yesterday late afternoon. They ordered a new radiator this morning and should have it in this afternoon. I am using the cafe's Wifi. There is no cell service. I have to walk over to a window and hope it sends. Anyway we slept by the curb by the curb last night waiting for the repair shop in the next town to open. The only place last night in this town of 250 was the Long Branch Bar. So that's where we ate and planned how to proceed.  FYI........AAA is not good in this part of the world, but the local folks are the best ever. Without them I would really have been in a pickle. Hoping to be ready to move on by tonight, if possible...........if not, well, we'll overnight it again. And so it goes on the road. Mary

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From: Mary Lee Block
To: Neal Holland EAL Radio <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 MT Time


Update from that original message..........

 

Well, we didn't get on the road that night. We left the next morning Tuesday. And the most amazing thing is that the owner said he would mail me the bill since he didn't take credit cards. He said he trusted me and knew I would pay him. (I gave him an email to send it to and they would take care of him.)  I'm going to miss those folks. My life is richer because of the breakdown. To be con't............Mary, Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

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From: Everett Holland <[email protected]>
To: Mary Lee Block <[email protected]>
Sent: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 03:54 PM ET

Looks like so much fun. You are so lucky to have so many friends to enjoy this with.How many miles into the trip now? Neal

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From: Mary Lee Block
To: Neal Holland EAL Radio <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 5:33 PM MT Time
Subject: Lewis and Clark

 

Just to give you some perspective of how hardy this trip has been. We are dye camping tonight in this meadow in Lolo, MT.  Some of us will unhook and drive to another location for dinner and then back to sleep under the stars...although it says the forecast calls for some rain. We'll see.  Mary, Sent from my iPhone

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