Road Trip – Yay!

Like most everyone else around the world the last couple of years, we have been restricted with our travel.  We had short holidays in BC, but haven’t crossed the southern border to continue our goal of seeing every one of the 50 states in the US.  Well, we were able to cross 4 more off of the list in June!  I can’t tell you how good it was to hit the road again.  Though it is a lot of work to get ready to go (especially after the trailer sat for almost 3 years) and a lot of work when you come home, it is so good to get out and see another part of the world.  I wish I was able to show you my photos from my DLSR camera, but I just haven’t had the time to edit them.  So here is the trip via iPhone!

On June 6 we headed out in drizzly Alberta weather.  Our first night was in Moose Jaw.  The campground was right along the highway but it was perfect for overnight.

The next day we continued through Saskatchewan and into North Dakota.  Something that was so striking to me in both places was the abundance of lilac hedges.  And I don’t mean a few trees.  They are used as windbreaks in the fields.  The scent was so lovely on the bike!

We camped for a couple of nights just outside of Garrison, North Dakota by Sakakawea Lake.  The campground was pretty and I had a chance to get in some photography and a bit of painting by the lake.

Unfortunately, we had a fried bike battery and some truck issues while we were here but still managed to get both fixed and get in a couple of rides.  We headed south one day and west the next.  The Missouri River runs through North Dakota and we followed its route, part of the Louis and Clark Trail.

Now if you know me, you know I am not a spontaneous person.  Our repairs and some Minnesota weather had changed our plans a bit, so we decided to head out in the middle of the afternoon and drive east as long as we could.  We made it to Fargo, North Dakota and camped at a truck stop with a bunch of semis.  A few years ago, I would have been aghast but now it was kind of an adventure.  The truck wash close to our trailer was being used until late into the night, but otherwise it was a great way to get some sleep before heading to Wisconsin the next day.  I would definitely do it again!

Wisconsin here we come!