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... inextricable and unexplainable piece of poor driving. At this point it became evident that the volume of road kill around here far exceeded anything we had seen thus far on the trip. The thought appeared that maybe the crash was a failed attempt by the driver to increase the body count and a slight miscalculation had caused the attempt to back fire...was there a points system at play here, say 1 point for a prairie dog, two for a deer etc? We arrived ...
... Dakota the land went from being flat and brown to flat and green....the great plains had begun.
Looking out the window it was hard not to imagine a time less than 150 years ago when millions of bison would have been grazing across these prairies.
Apparently there were upwards of 40 million of them and they were all but wiped out as a species in the 1880's, for their fur, when there were only 30 or so left. Finally recognising this ...
Stopped overnight in this park, which is absolutely HUGE, with a whole section of mobile homes, and large RV sections, mostly filled with oilfield workers. Very nice park, but very plain - 50 amp service is great in this hot weather, though!
Tomorrow, on to Jamestown, ND.
... them.....at least 50. It's amazing to see these enormous animals so up close. They even had some of their young with them. They are beautiful. We couldn't get by them without Sandy noticing them. Like I said, they were right up close. Sandy started barking. I don't think he'd win this one. The buffalo didn't pay much attention - they were too busy eating. I think it was lunch time.
As we drove by them, we saw a big group of wild ...
... br> We then headed to Cooperstown, again in the middle of the prairie's to visit a disabled nuclear missile site on standby during the cold war - called November 33. It was controlled from a nearby command station where the military manned an underground bunker ready to push the button on WMD if needed. The station above was a time warp house from the 70's with everything kept exactly as it ...
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