Candlewood Suites Bismarck
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Today was another driving day. I think Doug and I were feeling a little nervous with just how far from home we are and thought we could enjoy ourselves a little more by being closer to the mid-west. We continued driving directly east along the Lewis & Clark trail along route 2 (I failed to mention that yesterday) into a very strong headwind. We …
... in the morning: the Missouri River runs through it (which means L&C were here!).
Finished my laundry, grabbed dinner, set up the tent, and now it’s just battling the mosquitoes until bedtime. I'm in a KOA in Bismarck tonight - easily the busiest campground of the trip so far for me. I'm not used to sharing! But it's clean and the people are nice, and I'm not sleeping on rocks tonight. Life is ...
... a complimentary buffet with chicken and pasta and meatballs and beer and wine and soft drinks. We had enough that we decided to stay in and add some of the cheese and crackers we still had from our Trader Joe's stop in Ann Arbor. We did go out before sunset to find a drive-through car wash and as a bonus we found a park where we walked and let the dogs run and play.
Low key but delightful.
... was beautifully clear, so at app. 9 o'clock a.m. I took down a completely dry tent and packed it. At the same time I drank my morning coffee brewed on a small gas heater.
I then decided to head for Washburn, N.D., app. 140 miles to the West. This is where two captains in the U.S. Army, Lewis and Clark, built Fort Mandan in 1804. They had been sent on an expedition by President Thomas Jefferson to explore ...
8:45 pm: Gonna take another picture, we are in Bismarck North Dakota now
8:49 pm: Bismarck prison yes seriously
8:51 pm: Wow!! Big power lines. I wonder if those ...