Fri. 12:20 Pm west of Minniap
The sun is shining, we got a sleeper and just had breakfast about 10:30. The country here is sure flat compared with what we are used to. It looks kind of good to me. We don’t have the most up to date Pullman but after spending a nite in a 1915 day coach, we’re not complaining. We get better eats than we did in camp, the Gov’t allows us 1 dollar on the train and 75 cents at restrants for each meal . We ate in the reastrant at the station last nite and got a steak almost an inch thik and 2 by 6 the other way. I think we will all get fat on this trip. We left Chicago at 11:00 last nite and a couple of the fellows got mixed up and missed the train, they had been visiting. Well, we left two tickets for them and went on. We got to Minniapolis about 9:30 and those two guys climbed on. They had been lucky and got on an airplane it cost them some extra but it saved confusion. I packed my typewriter, this is another guys.
Just started to see some real mountains. We are stopped for a little at Bozeman Mont. It is now 1:00 P.M. the snow is almost gone here, just a little where it has been drifted. We can see mountains with lot of snow on them all around us. Our elevation here is about 4773 feet. We will go higher yet. Our car is near the front of the train and the dinner is at the rear. We have to tramp almost the full length of the train. The people gape at us and wonder what we are, 39 men without uniforms. Some of them have found out what we are and only one guy called us anything. Now we think we will get to camp Sun nite or Mon. morning.