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Oct 14, 2012 - Grand Forks, North Dakota
Farewell Breakfast - Winnipeg, MB - 10/14 Our Wagonmasters and Tailgunners had a very nice farewell continental breakfast send-off for us this morning. We all said our good-byes, shared our e-mails, hugged and some cried. It was difficult for some of us to let go of this once-in-a-lifetime experience that we shared together; memories that will last a lifetime. Now we're off to Grand Forks, North Dakota. Grand Forks, North Dakota – 10/14 We arrived at the Grand Forks Campground in the early afternoon and wouldn’t you know it! Six couples...Jump to full entry
May 17, 2012 - Entering North Dakota
Today is Thursday May 17; last night we did not have access to the Internet so here we are today. Yesterday and today we travelled across the Michigan Upper Peninsula, across Wisconsin and Minnesota and tonight we are staying in Grand Forks, ND. just over the Minnesota border. What a difference in landscape; the U.P. looks a lot like Northern Ontario. Lakes and bush and rock and houses that are in one state of disrepair or another. More of the same in Northern Wisconsin and the Eastern part of Minnesota but when we got closer to the North...Jump to full entry
Mar 3, 2012 - Winter Camping - Grand Forks ND USA
After getting the truck unstuck on Friday, Elvie and I decided to take the truck for a test drive to Grand Forks North Dakota, mainly to check the gas mileage. I have no idea how many miles I get to the gallon. It started to snow heavy, and only one lane of highway south bound was open. I travelled around 50 to 60 km/h. So I never had any chances to get pictures until I arrived there.... Elvie found the passenger seat quite comfortable and slept most of the four hour trip. We had an inspection of personal items and of the Camper Tank while...Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2011 - Tomorrow the Compass Reads "South"
Seemed really strange today to be on flat enough ground to finally use the "cruise control" again. I am already missing the cooler weather and the heat is reminding how much better my body tolerates the cold than the heat. That being said, now that the RV hood ornament is pointing toward home. It was very foggy out for a long stretch this morning making driving a pain in the "+++" eyes. Gotcha! Amazing that the DOT's in states will spend the time and money to plant a sign saying "Dip in the road" instead of just filling the hole. I guess...Jump to full entry
Jul 9, 2011 - Grand Forks, North Dakota
We have now moved camp to Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. This is a good little campgound on the base about 15 miles west of Grand Forks. The price is right. For a total of $6.00 a night we get full hookups and cable TV, but no wi-fi. Can't have everything for six bucks. We had to make a stop here because we have never been to North Dakota before. We did take a drive over to Devil's Lake. I was not too impressed. The road over to the Casino is under construction - it is basically a mud road! We will stay here about 5 days and catch up on...Jump to full entry
Jun 6, 2011 - June 6, 2011:Day 3-505 miles: North Dakota
We wake up to rain and thunder. We both slept well again-very quiet campground. We pack up and get a bite to eat at McD's where we use the Internet. We decide that we should update the blog at night so as not to use time during the day. We get back on the road at 7:45AM. The sky is clearing. We buy gas at $3.99/gal, Lake Delton, WI. Going up 90/94W. Black dirt.Hilly. Another big Walmart Distribution center near Tomah, Wisconsin. We see a mountain range off to the west but never get close to it. Christmas tree farms on both sides of the...Jump to full entry
May 5, 2011 - Happy Birthday, Kris!
Happy Birthday to our daughter, Kris! She is 38 today and her mother (my DW) can't believe her youngest is that old. Woke to a drizzle this morning but by the time we had driven an hour it started to break and by noon we were in sunshine. We left Minnesota and headed into North Dakota. Turned north toward Winnipeg and the Red River flooding became obvious immediately. The river in Fargo was well over the banks and we noticed that a campsite we had stayed on in 2008 when we passed through was 5-6 feet under water. North of town the...Jump to full entry
Aug 31, 2009 - Back to Grand Forks ND
We have returned to Grand Forks AFB to do a little vending. It's a small base but very nice. We enjoy doing business here. Trixi was just excited about coming back here. She did not forget the first time we were here as it was her first experience with prairie dogs. These little critters are now formally retitled "underbeavers". She is getting better at chasing them as she came really close to one before it got down its hole. I'm sure she would not harm them. She chased the young squirrels at my brothers and could have caught a couple of...Jump to full entry
Aug 13, 2009 - day 46
Day 46 It was a good camp in wolf point. I did my laundry, although I couldn’t find any soap. The whites are a little dingy but definitely an improvement. I brewed myself some coffee, packed up and was on the way pretty early. The first part of the drive was great. I could remember long ago times in Montana as I drove through. I hit some construction at the North Dakota border. It was seventeen miles of dirt that took an hour to get through. At the end of the construction, to my great consternation was a four lane highway. I kept thinking...Jump to full entry
Jul 24, 2009 - Peace Gardens and the U.S.A.
When we stayed at Brandon, we were only about an hour from the border, where we visited the "Peace Garden." After seeing the campground, wished we had taken the extra time last evening to do the drive and stay here. It is lovely. This was apparently a collaborative project of Canada and the U.S., built in the 1930s by Roosevelt's Conservation Corp. The environment is very much like Bok Tower in Florida. There have been additions. The most impressive is the Twin Tower Monument. There is also a Bell Tower. One of the most exciting parts,...Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2009 - Grand Forks interlude
As I wrote in the previous entry (if you haven’t read it, you might want to . . . or not – reading any particular entry is totally optional!), we decided, once we were installed in a campground site from which we had internet and TV satellite access, to extend our stay in Grand Forks and just kick back a bit. We’ve been on some kind of a timetable for the last month and a half and we were ready to relax. Having made that decision, we went to the campground office and asked if we could get the weekly rate if we extended our stay to a week....Jump to full entry
Jul 9, 2009 - Grand Forks ND - prairie dogs!
We arrived at Grand Forks, ND and set up at the Grand Forks AFB for a couple of days. Trixie thought she had died and gone to heaven! There were prairie dogs EVERYWHERE!(also called gophers or as we call them..."under beavers"). She tried her best to catch them, but they warn each other and have an underground network of tunnels and holes and almost seemed to play with her and dare her to try to catch them! She's still dreaming of the day she can go back there!Jump to full entry