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... more to come about that later) and she's marched on. Breakfast at the "Minnesota Nice Cafe" was a great! I walked a few blocks to the lake where there are giant statues (close to 50 feet tall) of Paul Bunyon and Babe the Big Blue Ox. I always thought that legend was neat as a kid. Snapped a few selfies and went inside to see the fireplace of states. The welcome center features a fireplace with stones from each of the 50 states except Hawaii and Alaska. They ...
This was almost a 500 mile "Day Trip" but it was a beautiful drive, especially since they had a good snow fall last night!! Plus we needed a distraction today after the kids left!!
Around 4pm i decided the storm was almost over and took a walk downtown. Vendors from the annual Craft Sale were loading up their vehicles after being washed out today. Downtown was like most small towns but had some variety and not just Pawn and Liquor shops. Took a few pics nothing exciting but good to get out.
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... the tarmac road then almost immediately turn back onto the dirt road again! This time I took a corner a little too fast and the washboads were bouncing me off the road! With a little patience I got to the apex of the corner then gunned it! and came out OK. The final 25 kms of the journey was via 4 lane highway sigh... Checked into the motel then next door for Mexican food. My lips have stopped burning now from that almost raw Jalapeno peppers - Yum!
We began the day touring the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown, ND, which actually was not much of a tour at all. There was a small old frontier town, a few buffalo statues, a gift shop and a small herd of buffalo, which included an albino buffalo. Fortunately, it was free. Nonetheless, I took a photo of John with one of the statues.
We drove on to Minnesota and I began searching the Trailer Life Campground Guide for a RV ...