Blog: November 2014

Fording the Headwaters of the Mississippi

Posted on November 13, 2014 by Holly Hayes
On Day 8 of my road trip, I enjoyed the lovely lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and walked across the Mississippi River. Heading out from Grand Forks under stormy skies. Misbehaving cows near Shevlin, Minnesota. Mostly hidden by the far-left cow is their no-nonsense owner on a four-wheeler. She instructed them in no uncertain terms to stop playing in traffic and get back in their pen...

Minot to Grand Forks, North Dakota

Posted on November 3, 2014 by Holly Hayes
About an hour east of Minot, I arrived in Rugby. It is a small town of less than 3,000 people and isn't exactly famous, but it ended up being one of my most interesting stops in North Dakota. First of all, Rugby apparently at the geographic center of North America. This monument was constructed by the town in 1931. But much more interesting was the Prairie Village Museum, located near the above monument...

Montana to North Dakota

Posted on November 3, 2014 by Holly Hayes
Morning view from my hotel room in Shelby, Montana. Part of the usual morning routine: stop at a gas station to fill up the tank, scrub bugs from the windshield, fill cooler with ice, and get snacks for the road. See ya next time, Montana! Not much changed across the state line, but the two-lane highway became a four-lane divided highway. Well done, North Dakota! Williston is proud to be the home of Phil Jackson...