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Aug 4, 2017 - Minot AFB, Minot, ND

The drive from Williston to Minot Air Force Base, which is 13 miles north of the town of Minot was easy breezy. It's a wonderful drive with great views. The little RV camp on base is only 6 spaces but we found one space empty for us. We'll be here for 4 nites as we have several things we want to see and do. They include, seeing the International Peace Garden, Rugby, ND for the Geographical Center of North America and finally the Minot Zoo at Roosevelt Park. This is the first time we've been to this part of North Dakota and for those who...

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Aug 1, 2017 - Minot ND

Tue, 01 August: Time for plans B, C, & D!!! We've always prided ourselves as being flexible and able to roll with the "stuff" RVing occasionally throws your way. Having backup plans are always in our back pocket, and today we had to dig deep to come up with some that work. This morning was a tad unusual for us as we didn't get on the road till almost eleven. Usually we're kinda get up & go types, but to be honest we didn't have that far to go and our get up sorta got up without us. In short, the bed felt really nice and we didn't really...

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2017 Travels

Jul 4, 2017 - Traveling to Minot, ND

We left Bemidji around 9:00am. The trip to Minot, North Dakota is 324 miles. U.S. Highway 2 is a four lane divided highway all the way from Bemidji, MN to Montana. The drive took us through farm country and along Devil's Lake which is a huge lake in northeastern North Dakota. We arrived at the campground a little after 3:00pm to find that they were celebrating the 4th with a picnic. They invited us to join in which we did, enjoying some hot dogs, hamburgers and spring rolls along with salads, deviled eggs, chips and fruit. There was even...

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Canadian Trip

Jun 3, 2017 - Roughrider Campground

We rolled past the half way mark of our trip today. Thru the border with no issue other than Randi being told she shouldn't really have brought her orchids, they could have been seized, I wouldn't have liked to see that happen if you know what I mean. I loaded 69 gals/260litres of fuel onboard today as I was waiting to hit the US to top up. It cost2.29/gal or 154USD which converts to 208CAD or approx. .80cad/ltr. Big difference. Weather continues windy, 50mph at times, luckily it was at our back, sky appears unlimited visibility, makes for...

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Aug 5, 2016 - Skandinavian heritage

Today we went to the Scandinavian Heritage Park that is in Minot. It is very nice, has a granite plaza with a map and flags of the 5 Skandinavian countries that are represented by immigrants who settled here: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland. There is an authentic Finnish Sauna, a Danish Windmill, a stabbur (storehouse) with fancy woodwork and grass roof, the Sigdal House is from Norway and was built in 1771 in Norway and was brought to Minot and reassembled, it is the oldest house in North Dakota. There is a Swedish Dala horse...

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2016 Eagle trip

Aug 4, 2016 - Minot

We arrived yesterday at Rough Rider RV resort. The drive was good with some North Dakota wind when we stopped for diesel. We saw fields of wheat, corn, and sun flowers and observed John Deere harvesters in action. No storms and clear skies. I took the CRV to the Honda dealer for an oil change and transmission fluid change - need to be sure we are up to date before we get into Canada. They were very efficient and I was back at the Eagle to fix lunch. Today we went to the Dakota Air museum at the international airport. They had interesting...

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2016 Eagle trip

May 26, 2016 - Minnesota and North Dakota

Hello everyone!! After a good night's sleep in the Walmart parking lot, we left Eau Claire, Wisconsin and headed for our next destination, Minot, North Dakota. It would be a long day of driving, but John was up for it. We crossed into Minnesota on I-94 and continued on into the great state of North Dakota. A first for both John and I. We can now check it off the bucket list. The beauty of both Minnesota and North Dakota is farm land. More rolling in Minnesota, and more flat in North Dakota. Both green and lush this time of year. I kept...

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Aug 6, 2015 - Day 2, 3 and 4

As you can see from the picture--it was a very long day. 450 miles from St Cloud, MN to Minot, ND. At least there are no more tolls. Corn and flat. Western Minnesota and North Dakota are flat. I mean real flat. And corn fields--you can not believe, if you haven't been here, the extent of corn fields. They go on for miles and out as far as one can see. I did learn that billions of gallons of ethanol are produced from all this corn. Yes, that is with a "B". Neither of us had been to this part of the country before and it is truly amazing and...

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Jul 1, 2015 - Minot South Dakota

The North West is burning. Since leaving the Kenai peninsula we have been driving through smoke filled skies all caused by the wild fires that have erupted due to the extreme dry conditions in those area's. Soldotna, Kenia, Willow, Tok, The Yukon Territory, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan all have devastating fires burning through the wilderness area's. Caused by lightning strikes due to the dry weather. The most amazing thing is the smoke that it is creating runs from Alaska to Montana to North Dakota. AS we left Saskatoon the smoke...

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Alaska 2015

Oct 1, 2014 - Minot, ND - Norsk Høstfest

(Ron Writing) We spent the entire day at Norsk Høstfest. The general admission each day includes a variety of entertainment venues that are going on almost continually and often more than one at the same time. Each evening there is a featured concert in the huge main auditorium, which requires the purchase of a separate ticket. But, if you purchase a ticket for the featured concert it includes general admission for the day. So we purchased tickets for the Gaither Vocal Band’s evening show and spent the whole day attending other...

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Sep 30, 2014 - Minot, ND - Norsk Høstfest 2014

(Ron Writing) We’ve been having a lot of cloudy, rainy, windy weather the past few days and today was no different. After breakfast and taking care of a few chores we drove over to the State Fairgrounds in Minot to attend the annual Norsk Høstfest. Norsk (pronounced like it is spelled) means Norwegian, høstfest (pronounced more like hestfest) means Autumn festival. We’ve been wanting to attend this festival ever since we first heard about it from a couple, also full time RVers, that we camped next to at the Fish Food & Fun Festival in...

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Sep 29, 2014 - Minot, ND - North Dakota's Boom Town

(Ron Writing) Yesterday we spent a quiet day in Drake. We had a little slack in our schedule and it was rainy so we spent most of the day relaxing and doing some planning for our next adventure. When we left Drake this morning it was pretty cold, windy, and still raining a little intermittently. We drove a short distance northwest to Minot, ND. We had to make a stop at the post office, do some shopping and take care of some other chores. In recent years large oil fields have been discovered and developed in this area leading to quite a...

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