Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
253Trip End Dec 31, 2014
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Hard to believe we've been in Northern Minnesota for a little over a month. It seems strange to say but we've gotten a little tired of all the green and lakes!! It was time for some new scenery so today we headed to North Dakota. We've passed through this state previously, just along the eastern portion and are planning on exploring it a little more throughly this time.
Holiday weekends don't mean much to us anymore. In our previous lives they were more than likely just another work day. Now, they mean we have to find a campground that isn't completely booked. We've never had a problem getting a campsite in our years of traveling other than over a 3 day holiday weekend. Seems the 'real' world anxiously looks forward to these long weekends and makes plans months, if not years, ahead of time.
We managed to get one of the last sites available at 'A Prairie Breeze' RV Park. Located just outside of Bismarck, this is a fairly basic RV Park. According to the camp host, this isn't a place 'campers' come to as there isn't anything to do here - the campground that is, not Bismarck. They are also fuller than anticipated due to an extended harvest season. It seems the combine crews stay here while harvesting the local fields and because of an unseasonably wet summer they are behind schedule.
You are curious about what the combine crews are harvesting, aren't you? North Dakota ranks number one in the country in the production of spring wheat, durham wheat, sunflowers, barley, all dry edible beans, pinto beans, canola, flaxseed, all dry edible peas, honey, lentils and navy beans. So, what better way to spendthe Labor Day weekend than with a couple of dozen 'combine crews' who are harvesting some of natures bounty?