Kelly Inn Bismarck
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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North Dakota - "Legendary."
Just couldn't believe how flat the country is in North Dakota. Flat prairie land everywhere converted to enormous farms for cropping or ranching. A huge State but only about 700,000 people live in it. Great traveling the roads as you see bison, wolf/coyote (not sure which), deer and elk. Oil drilling has taken off on the western side of Nth Dakota with wells all along the side of the roads.
... thunder. I just wish I hadn’t been so tired. I would wake up, note the pouring rain, the thunder and lightning, then go back to sleep. Never cared quite enough to get out of bed and watch it. But Chuck assures me that it was a really impressive storm! Got up at 7 to clearing skies and no wind. Had a simple breakfast, then packed up the bikes and Chuck & Laura drove us the 7 miles back to Mandan where we had left off ...
... tailwind! We arrived just as the rain started, leaned our bikes against the wall under the overhanging roof, and went inside.
Dave bought us a Coke while Ann struck up conversation with some employees. They weren't native North Dakotans - there don't seem to be any in this state - they were from Wisconsin. Apparently the oil "boom" has brought quite a few people here seeking work.
After a while, the Coke was gone, the ...
We continued our travels east making a quick stop in the state capital of North Dakota Bismarck. The day we arrived the temperature was 90°. The day we ventured to the capital a cold front moved down from Canada dropping the temperature for the days high at 50 degrees with pouring rain. So I was unable to ...
... 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.