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Jul 24, 2012 - Made an easy re-entry into the US

OK, Everybody...if I do this now we'll be up to date!!! Sorry if there's some confusion in this journal...that's what happens when a confused mind (mine) clashes with interrupted Wifi...all I can tell you is that everything is true, if not in perfect order of occurrence! Our last stay in BC was at a nice campground along Oldman River (its real name). We'd called a different camp gound but were told that they were full. We did get the last site at Daisy May Campground in Ft. Macleod, BC. Before we left there we went to see Head-Smashed-In...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Day 3 - Still on the road

Connected with our friend, Mary Thorne, from Sheboygan, WI yesterday morning in Tomah. We feel like the trip got started for real then. Had great weather and put some miles under the tires. Camped last night 1/2 way between Fargo and Grand Forks. Joint decision was made to get off the Interstate and travel US 2 to Seattle. Loved the road today. Minnesota has nothing on N Dakota as far as water is concerned. We had over 100 miles of wetlands, lots of ducks and nesting areas. Devils Lake is a huge body of water. Traveled thru Michigan, ND....

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Sep 30, 2011 - Rugby, ND - Oakwood Inn Campground

Thursday, September 29, 2011 We left Mahnomen, MN around 8:00 and that was really good for us. It was a beautiful day and it finally felt like we were going to make it to Rugby, ND. We decided to find someplace to have lunch and turned into Turtle River State Park in Arvilla, ND. The ranger assured us that the park was equipped for big rigs so we got a day pass and looked for a good place to eat our lunch. We found ourselves in a tight situation sandwich between a couple of trees. There was no reason to get excited so we disconnected the...

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Sep 8, 2011 - Rugby, ND - The Int'l Peace Garden (Part 2)

(Ron Writing) We had a nice relaxing morning in the campground and then toured the remainder of the International Peace Garden. Since it’s past Labor Day many of the workers have left for the season and there were very few tourists. In fact we and one other camper had the entire campground to ourselves last night. We drove around to see some of the facilities located in the park including the sports camp facility, the music camp facility, the historic lodge built by the CCC, and the Masonic Auditorium. But the highlight was our long stroll...

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Jul 26, 2011 - 50 sites w/pool,laundry,cable,full hook up

I seem to be batting a thousand in selecting the best campground to spend the night. In this case it was the only place around. Stopped here early because of rain and storms. They actually do have cable and FHU. The pool I think is in the center of the parking lot. Park is full of construction workers. We had earlier stopped at the Cabelas store in downtown Grand Forks, ND.

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Our Big Trip

Aug 20, 2010 - Another very long drive day

Left Culberton Municipal Park at 7:15am arriving in Rugby, ND. A new state for us. We visited the Theodore Rosevelt National Park and the Fort Union Trading Post. Staying the night in Rugby, ND. This is where we noticed that a Good Sam Samboree was taking place but due to the fact we needed to be in Michigan at a certain time we had to forfit dropping in to the Samboree, but it would of been neat to just stop in for the weekend. Next time.

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Jul 21, 2009 - Rugby: Center and Peace. Plus a turtle.

We had planned our stop in Rugby mainly as a base from which to drive up to the International Peace Garden, but also because it was a convenient intermediate stop on our way to Minot, our planned subsequent stop. We knew the campground we found in Rugby wasn’t much, but it would work for a couple of nights. As it turned out, “not much” was an understatement. The “campground” was, not to put too fine a point on it, a parking lot around the edges of which had been installed electric, water and (some) sewer connections. As nearly as we could...

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Jul 11, 2009 - Rugby, ND

While traveling East on Route 2 through North Dakota, I came to Rugby and stopped to see its claim to fame as the geographic center of North America. The placard and brochure say we're standing at the center of it all, but a local resident says the actual center is 15 miles south in a cow field, so there you go - false advertising. At least the compass showing the center of the USA states the truth. Close to the stone monument is a sculpture of columns of colored metal. Upon inspecting that, it is a tribute by some artist to the Northern...

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Jun 27, 2009 - Rugby, ND

Drove through light rain and heavy winds today, but made it to Rugby, ND with no equipment problems (well, we had to tie the large awning down - it wanted to open while going down the road). The drive along highway 2 through Minnesota and North Dakota today was pretty boring with mostly flat crop land. There were lots of lakes at least. We stopped on the way to the campground to see the geographical center of North America marker and get the mandatory picture. Looks like we are in for some thunderstorms and heavy winds this afternoon and...

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Northwest 2009

Jul 1, 2008 - Day 50 - Montana to North Dakota

Hot day again today. We left the campground in Malta, Montana at 9 A.M. Continued driving on U.S. 2 - saw lots of fields – including wheat fields today. Saw some trains. Car windshield got very dirty with lots of dead bugs so we had to wash it a lot. Drove from Montana to North Dakota and are now in the central time zone. Stopped for the night in Rugby, North Dakota at the Oakwood Inn and Campground. This campground wasn't in my AAA campbook, but we saw a sign for it and it was a good time to stop. It is fine here and we have cable and Wi...

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May 6, 2008 - Rugby, North Dakota

Off on our adventure we go, We drove north through Grand Forks,ND where Dave was stationed in the Air Force, and then west to Rugby for our stop. Rugby is the geographical center of North America. Of course it was raining when we got there, just a light rain and so we stopped at the visitors info center because my "free campgrounds of the west" book said they had free camping at the fairgrounds. We got directions and headed off, just go through the gate and pick any spot- they said- WELL we looked but not close enough and decided to park on...

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D-J_JourneyOn

Aug 8, 2006 - Rugby, North Dakota

Okay, it is trivia test time. You have been told about one of the fictional giants in Minnesota, but there are actually two. Do you know who the second famous giant is? If not, you can read the plaque in the one picture attached. Just a hint, western Minnesota is farm county and supplies the country with a large amount of vegetables. Enough of Minnesota trivia. Today was a travel day so not much to report as the travel continued west and crossed into North Dakota. This state (ND) seems much like Iowa. It is a lot of wide open spaces with a...

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