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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Sarrah Countdown #11
Sarrah had a thing for climbing silos and grain elevators while in Montana. This was a small silo next to my late grandfather's airplane hanger.
In this part of eastern Montana, it's so perfectly flat that she could likely see 50 miles from this high up.
Sarrah had to jump up and climb the side of the building first, just to get this high. She looks really cute in this photo.
Then she proceeded to climb the ladder, despite my protests. The one cop in Opheim was actually on duty because the Opheim High School was holding a reunion and we were heading into town to the picnic. The entire town plus a few hundred alumni were driving in to. Then I realized that in a town with population 99 - seriously - there isn't much to do, and probably every kid in town ever has climbed this thing.
And Sarrah reached the top, from which she could see the entire town and Canada, 10 miles to the north.