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Sep 6, 2018 - Grand Forks - Seitz Memorial - old home week
Can't believe no photos for this part of the trip. River Cities Speedway, the facility, the people, the competitors (old and new) just a really great trip down memory lane for us and the best 1/4 mile dirt track racing anywhere! Weather resulted in cancellation of the first night racing (torrential rain) and played an important role in the rest of the week - postponing, canceling and reorganizing - all done with tremendous effort on the part of the facility staff. We were happily camped just outside the grandstand and enjoyed visiting...Jump to full entry
Oct 5, 2017 - Mississippi Headwaters
OH what a night!! We had about 4 drunk Natives way too close to us for my comfort. We had a plan if they even come close we were hopping in the drivers seat and taking off. They drank 2 fifths while they were out there. I cooked dinner and it was just getting dark when they showed up. We were the only ones in the lot. They sat out there on the brick wall, drinking, cussing and yelling for a couple hours. Cliff went to bed and they decided to leave about a half hour later. I stayed up a while longer, but all was quiet. As one of our friends...Jump to full entry
Oct 4, 2017 - Highway 2 all day.
We had a nice quiet night. That park was great. It took me a while to get to bed. Dealing with my foot. I had it wrapped most of the day and when I took it off a lot of the skin come also. Ouchy. Got it wrapped an put a soft loose sock on and I was set. We cooked breakfast before hitting the road. Got on the road about 9. Went to Fort Buford and Fort Union, then the Interepretive center for the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. Fort Buford was not much to see, some little buildings. Fort Union was much better. A real fort...Jump to full entry
Aug 7, 2017 - Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
From Minot Air Force Base to Grand Forks Air Force Base it was an easy drive of about 218 miles, with a lunch stop in Devils Lake. We signed in and got setup all by 3 p.m. Dave was stationed here back in 1974 as a Law Enforcement specialist. His son, Kent, was born here at the base hospital during a terrible snow storm or rather a blizzard. With a drive around the base streets it is apparent that much has changed during the ensuing 43 years, new buildings, some old buildings have been replaced and such. But the biggest changes are no more...Jump to full entry
We left this morning around 6:50 and headed southeast. We went past a drive in theater, but weren't quite sure if it is still operating. When we hit Manitoba, the speed limit dropped from 110 to 90 kph and it seemed like we were standing still. Luckily, it soon went back up to 110. We lost an hour today, so are only 1 hour behind the northeast. Gas was 95.9 in Manitoba. On the US/Canadian Border, is the International Peace Garden. It only has one entrance which is located on the Canadian side, so you can drive or walk freely between the two...Jump to full entry
Jan 12, 2017 - Chicago to Seattle
Fourth Leg – Chicago to Seattle Our nights rest was spoilt by the noise of the next door room’s TV which we could hear going all night. Viv actually got up about 4am & rattle on the door linking our room to theirs but it didn’t do any good. I called down to the reception & asked them to do something about it. We heard their room phone ring but nothing happened again except a couple of minutes later our room phone rang, but there was nobody there when we picked it up. Viv was a bit worried in case our neighbours carried guns so we gave up as...Jump to full entry
Aug 8, 2015 - continuing west
Well we got up to rain again today. We are seeing a lot of coal trains in this area. We crossed the Mississippi River at Bemidji, ND. This is where the great Mississippi begins and it is amazing to see it so small(approx. 30 ft across) when you have seen it at its widest down by New Orleans. I would have liked to get a picture but there really is't a good place to stop. Stopped here for gas and groceries. We usually travel with Walmart gift cards so we can get the discount and this appears to be the last Walmart with a gas station on our...Jump to full entry
Aug 12, 2014 - Grand Forks, ND
Left Moosomin, MB at 7:30 and arrived in Grand Forks, ND at 4:00 local time. Border crossing was quick and uneventful (no strip searches... LOL). Can't believe people live in the prairies with all the dust. You could see vehicle traffic from miles away, just from the dust clouds. The temperature shot up to 30°C. Water restrictions, couldn't even wash the bugs off the windshield. You guys should be grateful for all the bugs we have killed on this trip!Jump to full entry
Jul 1, 2014 - Camping on the Red River
/// Grand Forks, ND Red River Rec. Area Tuesday – July 1, 2014 High Temperature: 57 degrees (Nancy hasn’t complained but I suspect that she is missing Yuma) Low Temperature: 57 degrees Wind: 28 mph Rain: 0.01” // A Travel Day: We departed the County Line Campground in Summit, SD by 9:45 am. Our route today was all on I-29 north. We made just one planned stop for lunch and then we suffered a one-hour delay at a traffic obstruction near Fargo. Apparently an oversized vehicle lost its load blocking the highway. After several passenger cars...Jump to full entry
Jun 6, 2014 - Grand Forks, N.D.
Today we tried to explore the Grand Forks Air Force base, but were told we couldn't get on, so we had to content ourselves with pictures of the planes that they have. Of course the granddaddy of them all was the B-52 with 8 jet engines. It even had wheels on the end of the wings, because when they were fully loaded with fuel, they nearly touched the ground. And of course the Huey, both of which Larry worked on when he was in the Air Force. Seeing the place brought back memories which Larry shared with me - mostly of his car, the Mustang....Jump to full entry
Jun 5, 2014 - Grand Forks, N.D.
We decided to hole up for a few days here to let Larry get over a head cold. I want him in good order for our trip to Alaska - and there isn't time built in for people getting sick. So I was surprised when he said lets go to Grand Forks. I hadn't brought my camera with me, because I was expecting to go to WalMart and that's all. But we ended up having breakfast and driving around. The service station where he worked part time (so he could afford his Mustang convertible) was still there. He told me he would work there from 6 o'clock until 1...Jump to full entry
Jun 4, 2014 - Grand Forks, N.D.
Today was another travel day. We stopped in Bemidji, MN, to see the statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe. As advertised, it was big. Did you know Bemidji was the first city on the Mississippi? Well I didn't either. It really is the first of many towns on the river. We covered the rest of Minnesota and got to Grand Forks, N.D. The drive was the same as yesterday, straight and flat, except there were more lilacs. I couldn't have imagined so many. I got several pictures, but a dirty windshield made taking them while we were moving impossible.Jump to full entry