Boissevain, Manitoba to Grand Forks North Dakota. A Lot Of Cool Stuff Under That Big Sky.
Once again I am facing a dilemma, there so much I want to share of my adventures these past two days and so little time. I am typing as I am waiting for my meal in Ho Do a nice restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota. Saw so much again today in Grand Forks and Fargo but now I will share a little from my day yesterday.
I was up early but I had to wait for the sun to rise, which isn’t until near 8 a.m. in these parts. I left my hotel, and the friendly staff, and headed to Whitewater lake hoping to see some of the migrating snow geese and waterfowl. I was greeted with a beautiful sunrise.
I turned off the main route and had a 5 mile ride over dirts roads to get to the lake. Isolated is a good word to describe this area. I did see some snow geese in the fields but when I got to the road leading to the viewing area I found that it was closed.
Not wanted to drive back the same way i came in I took some side, dirt roads back to the highway. And what an adventure. I saw a lot of dust, harvested fields and quite a few oil or gas rigs until I found a cool abandoned house. i love to explore old structures. I wonder about the folks who lived in them. How the lived during the passing seasons how they spent the holidays and the birth and death of family and friends. As a friend told me, this house was once someone’s dream. Here is a link to some more photographs of this deserted house and it’s many secrets. Here is a link to some more photographs of the house..https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/north-dakota-trip-photographs/nggallery/north-dakota-october-2015/manitoba-canada-abandoned-hose-october-16-2015
I drove through some construction and a small town before I left Canada and entered North Dakota. I had a much easier time getting into the States then I did leaving them. i shared some stories with a very nice border patrol agent. Here is a link to some more photographs from my morning drive. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/north-dakota-trip-photographs/nggallery/north-dakota-october-2015/manitoba-canada-morning-drive-october-16-2015
It was a long but nice drive through the foothills of Turtle Mountain. Again I found some oil and gas activity.
And fields of blackened sunflowers seeds ready to harvest.
I stopped for a nice breakfast at Dale’s. I love chatting with the locals and everyone up is so interested in where i am from and what i am doing up here. And they love to share tales of their hometowns.
i decided, at breakfast to head to Grand Forks so I drove through Devil’s Lake again on Route 2. The cloudy skies cleared up and beautiful puffy cumulus clouds appeared in the seemingly endless sky. It was a beautiful day for driving.
As i neared Grand Forks I decided to get some walking and stopped for a nice hike in Turtle River State Park. My hike could take up an entire blog post of it’s own but loved the trails under the large cottonwood trees.
I disturbed many red squirrels who are much more territorial or hostile than their eastern gray cousins. Here is a link to some more photographs of the red squirrels who nosily chased me from their nesting areas. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/north-dakota-trip-photographs/nggallery/north-dakota-october-2015/turtle-river-state-park-north-dakota-october-16-2015
I hiked about three miles along the Turtle River. The leaves have fallen from the trees now but it must be beautiful in the Spring, and Summer. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike in the park.https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/north-dakota-trip-photographs/nggallery/north-dakota-october-2015/north-dakota-turtle-river-state-park-october-16-2015
I drove into Grand Forks early enough to explore that town but that is for another post. Please check out the photographs, they tell so much more of my adventures and feel free to comment. well just had a wonderful meal and waiting for desert. So good night from Fargo , North Dakota. Here is a link to some more photographs from my drive from Canada. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/north-dakota-trip-photographs/nggallery/north-dakota-october-2015/canada-to-grand-fork-drive-october-16-2015
“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”
― Roman Payne