Thursday, July 17, 2014


We left Minot on Friday about noon and made it to Fargo where we stopped in a Walmart for the night.
On Saturday we drove through Minnesota.
 We saw a field with many steel poles piled around. Then we saw these electric poles being installed and realized what those poles were for.  The poles ate really tall! This was the warning sign at the rest stop.

 We had torrential rain and wind at Minneapolis, and for some reason our GPS took us through the city instead of around it. We were glad to stop at the Walmart at Menomonie, Wisconsin at 3:30.

 We were up early Sunday morning and on the road at 4:30. We went around Chicago at noon on I-290 to I-294. Glad we did this on a Sunday! We were ready to stop at this RV park just off I-65 at exit 230 in Indiana.

We were surprised to see another large wind farm in Indiana along I-65.

We arrived at Tom Raper RV on Monday afternoon at Richmond, Indiana. We had an appointment here for Tuesday morning. We had a full hook-up site for the night.
Our appointment was at 9 but we were to get in line at 8. I was up by 6 and Larry was looking at his emails on his phone when he noticed it was 8:45 not 7:45. What time zone are we in anyway? We didn't think it changed to Eastern Time till we were in Ohio, but it changes between Illinois and Indiana.
The water intake valve had to be replaced with some other valves, because when we would hook up to city water it just made a circle and the pump ran continually. It took them till 2 to fix it.
While they worked on the RV we took a bike ride.
. It is a very nice rail trail and the weather was perfect for a ride. We took a 7 mile bike ride.
We left the dealership at 2 in the afternoon and headed home.
We drove through Columbus at 5 o'clock.
We stopped at a Walmart at exit 10 in West Virginia. It had a special area for RV and truck parking. It was almost like being at a rest stop. We got up early and were on the road by 5 in the morning. When we got on the PA turnpike we didn't get a toll ticket. We found out when we went to get off that the EZ pass on our car had been picked up and that is why we didn't get a toll ticket. It sure had us worried for we thought we would be charged for the whole length of the turnpike.

We are staying at PA Dutch campground until Monday. We are busy visiting with family, sure is good seeing them all  after almost a year away.


 Deane, Linda,George, Lynn,Larry and I took a day trip on July 5th to the International Peace Gardens.It is between Dunseith ND and Boissevain, MB.

 There were lots of places to hike and picnic on the Canadian side by Lake Stormon. We just drove around it.
 This is a popular place for weddings and we saw this large wedding party taking pictures.
 The chime tower and they were suppose to ring every 15 minutes but weren't working, too bad.
 These towers given to them by Japan.
 Boundary line marker. Larry is standing in the US. and I was taking the picture in Canada.
 The Peace Chapel.
 Messages of peace were embedded in natural Tyndall stone on all sides of the wall in the chapel.It was nice reading them all.
 Music Camp had been gong on all week.
 There was a music camp  concert at the Masonic auditorium. The building is shaped like a square and compass.
 The concert was great. What a future these children have in music, such talent.
 911 memorial with girders rescued from World Trade Center.

 Botanical conservatory with 1000 of cacti.
 You have to go through customs when you leave. Since all the students were leaving from music camp we had a long line to sit in to get through customs.
 We had over 100 mile drive to the Peace Garden from Minot. There were beautiful yellow fields of canola.
 We watched a crop duster. He would get preetty close to the ground.

 When we passed the Minot Air Force and knew we were soon home.