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Aug 20, 2020 - Fort Abraham Lincoln Park

8/20 Hello all. So today we went to Fort Abraham Lincoln Park. Fort Abraham Lincoln was commissioned by the military in 1872. By 1873, Lt. Colonel Custer was the commander until his Ill-fated camping trip in 1876. By 1874, Fort Abraham Lincoln housed three companies of the 6th and 17th Infantries and six companies of the 7th Cavalry, making the fort a nine-company command. With a total complement of about 650 men, the fort was among the largest and most important forts on the Northern Plains. Once the railroad was completed, the fort was...

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Aug 19, 2020 - Theodore Roosevelt park

Today we drove back to Theodore Roosevelt park. It was a long drive out there. We drove through park of the park. A small portion was closed due to erosion so we could not do the loop. We saw a lot of prairie dogs. These little guys were fat. We also saw a heard of buffalo. There was one little guy that was separated from the heard. He was so scrawny and sickly. Poor guy. After the drive through the park, we stopped for ice cream. It seems to be a theme. On the way home from the park, we stopped and visited New Salem Sue. She was one big...

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Aug 18, 2020 - Bismarck

Today was a short travel day. Only 170 miles to Bismark. I didn’t think we were ever going to get out of Montana. The state doesn’t look that big on the map. Tomorrow we are heading to Theodore Roosevelt Park. We will be here for the next three days. First time to North Dakota. We get to add a state to our map. Time for my ice cream, Everyone have a good evening, I’ll update tomorrow.

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Jun 8, 2019 - The first main reason for this trip - Bismarck, ND

Often, when we find ourselves in a new group, someone suggests telling the others one thing no one would know about yourself. For years, I have been able to use the name of the town I was born in. That, likely, ends with this post. I was born in Bismarck, ND. My father was attached to a local Army unit for almost three years. They lived downtown in a pretty swank, for its day, hotel. The hotel was originally named the McKenzie by Mr. Patterson. That was later changed to Patterson after it was found out what a low life politician McKenzie...

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Arvie and Friends

May 30, 2019 - Bismarck

It was a straight shot due west from Detroit Lakes to Bismarck, ND. Almost all of the route was on I-94, so Sue shared the driving with me. We arrived at the Bismarck KOA just before 4pm and settled into a nice wide full-hookup site #77. Friday was a nice cool day with a high in the mid 60s. Annie had a grooming appointment that morning. While she was being groomed, I took advantage of the opportunity to explore the river front bike trail that runs through a few city parks. I drove to Sertoma Park and walk the trail from there out about two...

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Jul 22, 2018 - Bismarck, North Dakota

It is a travel and chores day. We stop in Dickinson at a Walmart. It is Sunday. North Dakota has “Blue Laws.” Walmart does not open until noon. We cross into the Central Time Zone. It is still too early to shop. In Bismarck, we fill our refrigerator. After shopping, we head directly to the campground. I have laundry to do. A lot of laundry. I find people to talk to but it is not my favorite chore. Maybe, that is why I put it off. I don’t think anyone is interested in pictures of Walmart or the laundry room. I’m posting some 2010 pictures...

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Jun 29, 2018 - Weather alert!

June 28 - 240 miles, arrived Buffalo River State Park (#6) about 2:00. Warmest day yet, 85 and humid. Ranger informed us we were in a tornado warning until 4:30; it is now 5:30 . Thunderstorms predicted for the night. He pointed out the stone building that is noted on camp map as 'storm shelter'. A new experience! Thunderstorms, lightening , hail, heavy rain started at 5 am. Nonstop lightening, the likes of which I have never before witnessed. With spotty cell service, we made reservations for next four days (holiday weekend), landing us at...

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Aug 11, 2017 - Bismarck ND

We awoke to a foggy Sunday, and a quick check of the radar showed some heavy rain moving toward Pierre, so we opted to pack up and hit the road earlier than planned. As far as plans go, it was executed almost perfectly with us being on our way north on U.S. 83 within 45 minutes, but still not quick enough to beat the rain. Just on the north side of Pierre – and Pierre is so small it don’t take long to get there – the rain started and it stayed with us for about 50 miles. Once the rain stopped it became a beautiful drive north through more...

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Aug 8, 2017 - North of Normal

I love off the beaten path byways. We found one on the way from Medora to Bismarck called the Enchanted Highway. We jumped off the Interstate around Regent and found six (I think we missed one and couldn't get to the other) of the world's largest scrap metal sculptures along the 32 mile route. Included in the oversize sculptures were the Tin Family, Teddy Rides Again, Pheasants on the Prairie, Grasshoppers in the Field, Deer Crossing, and Fisherman's Dream. The route ended back on the Interstate with the Geese in Flight. We could see it,...

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Gypsy Journey

Jul 14, 2016 - July 14, A day's rest in Bismarck, ND

What a great day!! I did not expect to like North Dakota so much!! Just shows you what traveling can do for a person!! Expands your mind! Imagine that! We did some needed catch up chores and then set off for a walk around the downtown area of Bismarck. First we came upon a small street fair, which was very enjoyable. Sat and had a listen to the music for awhile. We were looking for the Capitol building so I could browse through the Heritage Center. A very nice couple sat down to share our table with us and of course we started chatting,...

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Jul 4, 2016 - Bismarck ND – Walmart Parking Lot

Spent the actual 4th of July in Bismarck. The campground at Lake Audubon was kind of noisy with fireworks and we figured it would be quieter in Bismarck because Walmart is in a non-residential area. We were right and Bridget was pleased. She hates fireworks!

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Retired at Last!

Jun 12, 2016 - Bismarck, North Dakota

We are working our way east. We get on the interstate. It is a little more than two hours to Bismarck, North Dakota. It seems longer. We lose an hour as we cross into the Central Time Zone. We pass the Enchanted Highway and Salem Sue. We have stopped at each before. The weather is cool in the AM. Tomorrow, we head southeast.

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