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Jun 18, 2016 - Hazen ND – Lake Sakakawea – Hazen Bay Recreation Area

Here were are on beautiful Lake Sakakawea, which is the largest man-made lake in North Dakota and the third largest in the United States (after Lake Mead and Lake Powell). Lake Sakakawea is named after the Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped Lewis and Clark explore the territory we got in the Louisiana Purchase. Some of you may know this woman as Sacajawea. That’s the spelling of her name that I learned in school. Apparently, there are 3 common spellings of her name (who knew?). Sacagawea is the most widely used spelling. I guess that’s because...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 27, 2013 - Hazen ND

We were jostled from our slumber by a low flying crop duster buzzing the casino right about 7:30. At about 100’ above the treetops it does make a very effective alarm clock. As I was walking the security system Mr. Pilot made sure he buzzed us and based on the smell and stickiness of the stuff he was spraying I assume that it was something to do with mosquito control, but I’m keeping an eye out for wheezing, loss of muscle control and a really bad rash. Anyway, we wheeled out of the casino parking lot and headed toward US 2 and after a...

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Jul 22, 2012 - Well Centered...!

/// Lewis & Clark RV Park Hazen, ND Sunday – July 22, 2012 Low Temperature; High Temperature: A Travel Day.... We got an earlier than planned start today. No surprise. Although we had a wonderful time at Larimore Dam Rec. Area and cherished our time spent with Jake & Leana, we were both ready to hit the road. -- Our route today took us West on US Rt. 2 to Minot and then South to Hazen, ND. A distance of 276 miles. -- We did make a short stop at the Geographical Center of North America which is located in Rugby, ND. Who knew...!!??...

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Jun 25, 2012 - coal mine - Indian village

another great day ----- First stop was the Coteau Properties Freedom Mine. It's America's largest lignite coal mine. The tour consisted of ride in air conditioned van with guide - no hard hats and no underground. I was surprised at myself that I really did find it interesting. We were allowed to take pictures but asked that we not post, email, tweet, facebook, etc. them. They treated us so nicely I just have to respect that and can show the pictures when I get home. It was named the Freedom Mine to highlight the important role it plays...

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Jun 24, 2012 - long travel day

Not much to report today. LONG travel day - we left Walmart around 7:30am and pulled into the campground at 6:30pm. We caught up with our friends before they had a chance to do any more touring without us. I've told them can keep running but we can catch them. LOL The drive was long but easy - nice road and not much traffic. The scenery was beautiful -the green, lush plains of the midwest. We did see buffalo but pretty far off in the fields. We did have two episodes of so many bugs hitting the windshield and splattering that it sounded like...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Monique and Jim's place

Drove 360 miles today up through Sturgis, Spearfish and Belle Fourche SD into ND to visit friends in Hazen, ND. Had a good trip and got into their place late afternoon...beautiful lot in a combination development which includes some homes, park models and RV sites all privately owned. Jim takes huge pride in his place which was spotless and luscious Kentucky bluegrass provided a wonderful carpet for us all... Monique and I toured an energy plant in Beulah the next day where they convert coal into natural gas...quite an industry and the tour...

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Sep 17, 2007 - Traveling on - SoDak and NoDak

We left the Black Hills, which is a heck of a nice place with some amazing rocks and lots of wildlife. The ponderosa pine trees in the black hills are generally smaller and have more limbs than the same species in Idaho and Oregon. In the southern areas it was mostly what the loggers would call bull pine or apppletrees with lots of low, large limbs. In some of the area it is oak mixed with ponderosa pine which makes for some terriffic wild turkey and whitetail deer habitat. We traveled north via Deadwood, which is interesting but heavily...

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Aug 10, 2005 - Hazen Bay Near Lake Sacajawea in ND Aug 10-12, 2005

Hazen Bay area in North Dakota We stayed at a campground in the Hazen Bay Recreation Area from Aug 10 - 12. While here, we visited the Knife River Indian Villages where the Mandan and Hidatsu Indians lived in earth lodges. In nearby Mandan, we visited a Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan where the Corps of Discovery (Lewis ad Clark) spent a winter before continuing their journey westward.

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