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Jul 4, 2014 - Home of the White Buffalo

Traveling during the holidays can be a challenge. We try to plan ahead so that we can find a pleasant place to park. In the past, I have forgotten Memorial day and we ended up staying the weekend in a place I would sooner forget. I was happy to get a spot at Pioneer Village RV park. It had seen its day and the sites were really close together. There were a lot of semi-permanent trailers. Its claim to fame, was its location. It was just a block away from the largest Buffalo in the World. "The World's Largest Buffalo was built in 1959 at the...

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Gulliver's Travels

Jun 24, 2014 - Day 7 I-94 backup

Well, who in the world thought the odometer would turn 10,000 miles in the middle of Minnesota on I-94? It caused quite the backup when we had to stop to take a picture of it. Seems everyone was looking around to see what we were looking at, as I jumped out with my camera and started shooting pictures of the field to throw them off, LOL!! Remember my post yesterday about the shadow in the tree that I thought was a bear? The tree with the eagle sitting on it? In this mornings light, I could clearly see that it was a HUGE eagles nest. Mystery...

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Oct 13, 2013 - North Dakota, Jamestown

10/13 We leave Randal MN, make our way west across MN cross the Red River into North Dakota. As we head across ND it lives up to its reputation, lots and lots of flat a few farms and grain silos. We go to Jamestown ND, to the Frontier Fort Camp ground. They say the have a white buffalo on site, we can look tomorrow. 10/14 Mostly a school day for the kids. - No white buffalo on site, three shaggy sad brown ones. - I asked the girl in the gift shop what there was to do around, she said, "nothing absolutly nothing" I don't think she works for...

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Aug 31, 2013 - Jamestown, ND

Day 19 - Jamestown, ND 8/31/2013 Another boring travel day. The nice part was, it cooled off today and it was overcast most of the day, made for a pleasant trip. We spied this cow on the side of the road, touted as "The Worlds Largest Holstein Cow". It was on a hillside and an advertisement for a bank, so we didn't try to stop and see it, just snapped the picture. We arrived in Jamestown without any problems. We needed to do some grocery shopping, so we went into town after we parked the trailer. We saw that the Worlds Largest Buffalo was...

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2013 Fall Colors

Aug 21, 2013 - Jamestown North Dakota

Wednesday Just a brief update on today’s progress. We headed out from Itasca National Park via the back roads down to Detroit Lakes and Highway 10 headed west. We left Minn-e-sota around noon and soon found ourselves in Fargo North Dakota! We found a Super Wal-Mart as we needed some groceries and took our cameras in case we saw any Walmartians. Following a quick bite to eat and 100 miles down the road we got to our destination for the day, “The Frontier Fort” RV Park. $20 for the night with full hook-ups and a restaurant on the property,...

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Aug 11, 2013 - Frontier Village and Buffalo Museum

A visit to the: Buffalo Museum and Frontier Village

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Aug 9, 2013 - Jamestown North Dakota

Jamestown Facts Jamestown Attractions Jamestown Dam Facts

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Aug 8, 2013 - Jamestown, ND

Today is a rest day for us. We are camping in a county park with hugh slots in an elm and spruce grove. There is a plant used as a barrier around the park that has a red berry on it, so far unable to determine what it is. Will have to ask locals. We had late breakfast/lunch, Danny cooked bacon on picnic table, heated up his homemade biscuits which he topped with Bradley's cane syrup and I with Marion berry jelly we purchased in Or. last yr.. Bonnie is to have her nails trimed professionally, we need suggestions on how to trim with her new...

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Aug 7, 2013 - Trout Lake Camp we must move on

Dear Lord, thank you for this experience. This area is beautiful; enough of a hill rise that you are able to see the lakes in a distance. The camp has two campuses one for primary school and one for secondary. There is a beach area with pontoon boats, water craft to pull large tubes, kayak, paddle boards, and a swim area. In addition they have paintball, archery, crafts, horses, petting zoo, rife range, and most importantly Chapel with meaningful fun skits and devotion time. I would love to have my grandchildren attend this camp. We...

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Aug 4, 2013 - Trout Lake Camp: new skills

Thank you God for the opportunity to learn new skills. (and at our age, praises for the continued ability to learn!) We made stakes to use for a concrete pour which Danny participated in. I learned how to use an electric metal griner and an electric drillpress. We learned how to apply boric acid to new logs for the future nurses station and rest room facility. The camp acquire an additional 100 acres last year and moved the director out of his house and into the one on the new acreage. The old house was 3 stores with baths on each floor, it...

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Jul 28, 2013 - Trout Lake: project, last week with SOWERS

This week concluded 3 weeks of sharing with God's servants: Beth and Roger, Judy and Gerry, and Betsy and Tom. What a blessing to us to have worshipped, played, shared with them, and we grew in our spritual walk with the Lord. It is difficult to know if we will ever see them again, but memories will stay with us. We finished up the landscaping: put the landscape fabric down, Danny and Keleen put the irrigation lines in place, then we put the rest of the landscape rocks available down. The last of the week we spent working on cladding the...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Trout Lake: landscaping, pontoon boat ride

Praises to our Lord and savior, we are learning on servanthood. We were pulled off aluminum cladding of chapel to landscaping. There were over 30 plants to be put into the ground. They have some things in the ground we don't have in Fl., ROCKS! I think more rocks than soil. We had to dig out the holes, refill with good dirt, and plant. Several holes required water to be soaked over night in order to get them large enough. John wants the holes 15 in deep and 28 in wide. We were so blessed to have help every day, Don a long time volunteer...

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