Friday, October 14, 2005

Dickinson, ND - The Drive North

"Head South....Now!" our friend Chris commented on our blog after reading about our Winter Wonderland in Spearfish. Well, we didn't listen (and I'm sure Chris isn't too surprised!). Instead, we headed north so we could visit Teddy Roosevelt's National Park. On the drive up we started to question our decision. First we started to notice the patches of snow thickened into patches of grass. Then the fog bank rolled in reducing our visibility to about 1/2 mile or less. Then we missed a turn, ended up in a construction zone, and had to detach Ele in order to do a u-turn and get back on track (from there on we drove separately). But finally we made it to Dickinson, ND. Dickinson is about 36 miles east of Roosevelt NP. It was the closest campground we could find offering full hookups. The NP campground had turned off all water, others in Medora were closed for the season or had also shut off water and had no dumps available. After being clobbered by a foot of snow, downed trees and lost power, I don't blame them.

Remember, "it's all about the stickers"...which means we needed to get the North Dakota state sticker on our RV map!!

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