Goodbye to Fox Lake

Trip Start Jun 15, 2013
Trip End Ongoing

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Dry Lake Campground

Flag of United States  , North Dakota
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

On Monday morning I went for coffee as usual (second day running!) at the camp office.  We mostly reminisced about the good old days, when mom cooked food on the wood-fired stove, and gas cost 10 cents per gallon.  One of the attendees had been a pilot in the U.S. Air Force in the 1960's and was stationed in Germany.  He remembered flying north back then to the Aalborg AFB in Denmark and the friendly city with a big bronze ox as a symbol.  One of the other guys had brought a copy of the Grand Forks Sunday newspaper with a cover story about the rising water levels in the area around Devils Lake in North Dakota. So, after packing the tent, I decided to go there and check out conditions.
The day before, Sunday, I had gone into Bemidji.  Not much happens in downtown Bemidji on a Sunday, but I went for a 2 mile walk on a route suggested by the local tourist center.  The local history museum was unfortunately closed but right next to it was a War Memorial.  I continue to be amazed to see how well-kept these War Memorials in small towns across the U.S. are.  It's sobering to see how many young men went to far-away places to fight for (mostly) other peoples' freedom (WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq) and perished there.
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Marilyn Lee on

Nice to see the "guys", young and younger, you've been hanging out with. You are giving us a real tour of Americana, keep the creek from rising in ND.

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