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Aug 18, 2019 - Minot, North Dakota

Helena, Montana, to New Salem, North Dakota Our trip east from Helena was interesting, frustrating, beautiful, and enlightening. The first night out (August 6) was spent at Cowbelles Corral at the County Fairgrounds in Roundup, Montana. This campground beside the Musselshell River was a very pleasant surprise with huge cottonwood trees sheltering mowed lawns with a few picnic tables scattered around. We knew we wouldn’t have hookups, but the setting was quite lovely, and the price was right – freewill donation. We intended to make a...

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Aug 18, 2019 - FMCA Rally, Minot, ND

2019-08-18. FMCA Rally, Minot, ND We made it to Minot, ND and the FMCA (Family Motorcoach Assoc.) rally along with 1000 other RVs, mostly motorhomes. It was a pretty impressive sight to stand on one of the hills and look across the North Dakota State Fairgrounds at a sea of motorhomes. Imagine the organization that it took to park all these vehicles and the tow vehicles as well into designated spots. You could purchase a site with 30 or 50 amp electric but, that was about it. If you needed water or needed to be pumped out, you could pay for...

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Saskatooning

Aug 17, 2019 - FMCA Minot Rally

100th rally for Family Motor Coach Association. Got to visit the Air Musuem, dinner at the Habachi restaurant, hung with friends. Mary got to go to Pizza Ranch while I had a meeting with my local Club Brothers. We signed up for security and guarded the exhibits. And then got together with the Full Timers Group again for Sweedish Meatballs at the Grand Hotel . yum. Serious rain issues with sites flooding and muddy. But it finally dried out and the sun is shining. Went to some seminars relating to RVs, saw a magician, bands and an excellent...

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Aug 5, 2019 - Minot

Short drive to Minot and pre-rally is at Roughrider RV. People keep rolling in to this rock parking lot until the big FMCA Rally begins at the Fairgrounds this weekend. Hung out with friends, visited the Scandinavian Heritage Park, mall and other sites. Drove north to the Canadian border to visit the International Peace Garden. Plenty of flowers, trees and even a cactus display. It's located between the US and Canadian crossings, so we had our passports to "re-enter" the US.

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Jul 15, 2018 - Travel to Minot

Travel today began after the fabulous breakfast prepared by our B&B Hostess. We had apple pancake, Saskatoon pie, after a great regular layout. If we ever come this way again, I vote we stay here. Saskatoon has a metro population of around 300,000 and is on the Saskatoon River. Regina is slightly smaller but is the capital. It is growing due to mining, oil and gas plus probably more that we didn’t hear about. The drive to Regina became less treed and is similar to many places in western Kansas. Crops are beautiful this time of year. There...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Back on track

The Pittsburgh train station TV was tuned not to football but Animal Planet. After ten 30-minute episodes of North Woods Law featuring the good work of New England fish and game wardens, the Chicago train arrived on time at 11:59 PM. A fellow traveler had sprawled into my assigned coach seat. Fortunately, he did not curse or complain when I woke him and told him I needed my seat. Earplugs in, inflatable pillow adusted, warm coat on, and eye shades adjusted, I managed to sleep most of the way to Chicago. In Chicago, the first item was a...

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Not Riding Alone

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

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