CAMPGROUND: Grahams Island State Park. On Devil’s Lake. Appears to be brand new or newly renovated. Big – 200 sites. Choice of full hook-ups or electricity/water. Dump station. Visitors’ Center. Bait shop and convenience store. Big boat launch area. Spacious sites, mostly pull-through. Fire pit and picnic table. $25/night plus $7/day pass – unless you have annual one. Wifi at the Visitors Center. Limited TV reception. 4 stars out of 5
LOCATION: In central North Dakota
WEATHER: Perfect again. Sunny. High 73
We were serenaded during the night by coyotes. Cool!
As we were driving out of the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, this bison trotted right beside us, grunting his fond farewell.
We drove about 5 hours today, the longest trip we have had for awhile. We are on our way to Winnipeg, Manitoba. We are leaving the Air Stream at an airport hotel and are flying up to Grande Prairie, Alberta for a few days to celebrate my aunt and uncle’s 60th anniversary with them.
We drove by lots and lots of oil fields. Not only are they massive, but their equipment is huge, and many of them have little villages of RVs and temporary portable housing for their employees.
Here we are at the geographical center of North America – Rugby, North Dakota. It is halfway each way – north/south and east/west. The flags of the 3 countries – Canada, USA, and Mexico are proudly flying.
We arrived at our campground in mid-afternoon, and were astounded that almost no one else is here. We have the huge place almost to ourselves. Its main attraction is the lake – a fisherman’s delight, supposedly. They told us that it is completely full each weekend. Glad we are here mid-week.
Since we have been boondocking for the last 4 nights (no electricity, water, showers), the first thing I did was to take a long, hot shower. Boy did it feel good! It feels like we are in luxury here.
I got caught up on internet business while George played with the TV. We get 4 channels – all PBS!!!! So, we watched the news a bit, until we became depressed and sickened.
DINNER: This is the last meal before the Air Stream sits by itself in the airport parking lot, so I am trying to use up everything in the refrigerator, just in case the refrig goes off. So, leftover supreme tonight was on the menu. George toasted the last of the flatbreads. I spread on the last dab of leftover pasta sauce and cream cheese for the base. I cooked up the last of some pepperoni, artichoke hearts, red onion, and mushrooms for the topping. Then, I topped it off with the last of the mozarella cheese, and zapped it in the microwave to melt. I must say that it turned out very well. Side was the last of a tomato and lettuce. (Does this have a common theme???)