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Aug 11, 2013 - Second week at Garrison Dam

Sunday: AH!! this is the day the campground quiets down. All the people with little kids on bikes and yappy dogs go home. Smoky fires are left to smolder with garbage in them. Today the camp hosts found part of a burned inner tube, veggie cans, melted water bottles, and lots of other garbage in the campsite fire rings. Why do people do that?? They said that a couple weeks ago, people had camped for a week. They left their dogs tied to the same tree all week and didn't clean up after them. The also threw all of their beer bottles into the...

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Aug 4, 2013 - The rest of the week

I wrote about the first part of the week on our trip here - so here is the rest of the week. Thursday: We really like our spot. We are right across the road from the flush toilets and the nice hot showers. This will be an “easy on the tanks” campground. Ron picked up a paper in the office when he checked us in yesterday. Of course, there was a grocery sale paper in it (he loves those), so we will be checking out the grocery stores today. We were going to go back to Hazen, but there is about 14 miles of road construction there. Our new...

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Jul 30, 2013 - Garrison Dam - Down Stream Campground

Wednesday: Started off the morning with a nice bowl of oatmeal and brown sugar. YUM! As we turned south on US 85 the truck traffic coming toward us was quite heavy. On one hill a truck with a low boy hauling a big oil tank was booking down the hill as we went up. He went by so fast that his wind knocked us over about ½ lane onto the shoulder. Boy, was I glad we had wide shoulders right there. From then on, when we saw one of those babies coming toward us, Ron slowed down and really gripped the wheel. We turned east on ND 200 and the...

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May 8, 2013 - Sakakawea Country

Today we visited more of the historical sites on this stretch of the Missouri River. Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Company spent their first winter here in the area of the Mandan Native Americans ... about 50 miles north of current day Bismarck. They built a fort for their company, met Toussaint Charbonneau and his young wife Sakakawea, and befriended the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikaras Indians. We learned of their adventures in this area, visited their replicated fort, and visited other locations of Native American villages of the three...

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Jun 1, 2010 - To Pick City, ND

It is raining. We move on toward our next planned destination, which is Lake Sakakawea State Park. We leave Grahams Island and start our drive around Devil’s Lake. The water is high. Route 281 is new construction. There are many road-closed signs. Did they increase the size of the lake? We drive all the way to New Rockford to get breakfast at the Rockford Café. The regulars are there. After breakfast, the Yatzee dice come out. The owner tells us they are open seven days a week. We explain that we are just passing through. When we reach...

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