We drove up to Grand Forks, ND where we will be working from September 1 to Mid-November. Duane will be driving semi for the harvest again, and I hope to find temp work while I am there. Because of this, Duane drove the camper and I drove our Sable up to the farm. We left our car at the farm so that I have it available in September.
It was good to visit with Kyle at the farm.
The drive was a bit challenging for Duane as we were in 13-18 mph winds with gusts above that. And we were in and out of rain most of the way. Drove: 323 miles
May 30: Leaving the farm and headed west.
We had a great nights rest and a large breakfast. After Duane did some paperwork for the farm, we did a couple of errands and were on highway 2 out of Grand Forks by 10:30a.
We drove by Michigan (ND) today and the geographic center of North America at Rugby. At Turtle Lake, we stopped to see Rusty the turtle.
We found a wonderful camping spot at West Arroda campsite off of ND 200, west of Washburn. It's a wonderfully quiet dispersed site just off the road and behind the hill (very little traffic noise). There were a lot of starlings flitting off of the water catching bugs, ducks and a very large muskrat nearby.
We finally drove into clear skies and 64 degrees. Drove: 295 miles
May 31: Off to Theodore Roosevelt National Park
We didn't have far to go today, so took our time at breakfast and watching the birds on the water. We're not sure what they were, but they dove just like loons. We couldn't catch their coloring.
We stopped at the ND Badlands overlook and saw wild horses there.
Oddities for the Day:
- Center, ND has a diner called the Square Butt(e) Diner
- Salem, ND has its own large cow
Animals Seen Today:
- Of course, we see cows, sheep, and horses. This listing is for "wildlife" sightings!
- Wild Horses
- Prairie Dogs
- Magpies and Goldfinches
It was a beautiful 72 degrees and sunny. Drove: 172 miles