7/06/2013

July 5, 2013 Travel to Minnesota

We woke this morning and our refrigerator was still working on electric - Smile.  We decided to move on and do more research on why it only works on electric and does not on gas.

We headed east on US-2 and once we got about 20 miles east of Minot, the countryside changed.  No oil rigs, nor construction, and very little traffic.

An old church along the way:

07-05-13 A Travel US2 Minot to Rugby (2)

We made a stop in Rugby because that is the geographical center of North America:

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Here it is:

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We also stopped in town at the Post Office.  Everyone we met smiled and said hello.  Smile

Rugby is a cute little town and some day we will be back.  The International Peace Gardens are not too far away (another bucket list place), plus there is a neat museum in town. So, yes, we will be back!

We continued on and saw water, water, everywhere:

07-05-13 D Travel US2 Rugby to MN Border (3)

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Flooding???  Not sure.

The greenery was wonderful to see:

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We continued thru many small towns and then into Minnesota:

07-05-13 E Grand Forks to Crookston US2 (4)

07-05-13 E Grand Forks to Crookston US2 (6)

We stopped in Crookston at their City Park and fell in love so decided to stay a few days.  Their sites are huge and they have 30 amp service, showers, and water.  So we are all set!  I will get pictures tomorrow.

After setting up, turning on the AC and putting the refrigerator on electric, we took a little road trip around town and made a few stops to pick up some things.  I love these small towns - everyone is so friendly and, yes, they know you are not from around here.  Smile

At 6 PM, the ranger came around to collect the fee ($15.00/night); stayed for a while and chatted about the area; and the cats fell in love with him - it was so funny!

Enjoy today!

Stats for today:

Miles Traveled: 240 Miles

Routes Traveled:

North Dakota: US-2;

Minnesota: US-2

2 comments:

Judy and Emma said...

Will you be visiting Agassiz NWR while in the area?

Diane said...

Hi Judy,
Not sure yet but will let you know. Hugs and enjoying your blog. :-)