This ain't Florida. Well we went to see the Wisconsin Dells on Monday & I now know what a "dell" is. Apparently 150 million years ago Wisconsin was covered by an ocean. When the water was gone, due to global changes, the sand & silt at the bottom of the ocean was left as layered rocks. A Frenchman called it the Dalles of Wisconsin & over the years it became The Dells. The boat ride we took showed the many layers of rock & how glaciers, water, & wind have eroded the rocks into fascinating & colorful natural sculptures. We were able to get off the boat several times & walk into the crevices created by the elements. Once again Mother Nature has created what no human could & in a breathtaking way. The weather has been chilly with temps in the upper 60's during the day & lower 50's at night. It still beats roasting in the Florida heat.
Today we left the Dells with plans to stop in St Cloud MN before heading into ND. I don't know if there was a tail wind or it was all down hill but we found ourselves just 3 1/2 hours from ND at lunch time. The roads were clear & we felt OK so we took it on down the road & stopped for the night right near our ND destination. It will give us an extra day to check the area out before we start our beet farming adventure. We check in on Friday for orientation, training, & assignments. The forecast is for rain the next 2 days with daytime temps in the 60's & nighttime temps in the 40's. Brrrrr! That is why we have a furnace, quilt, & electric blanket. Heck if it gets that cold we could always stuff the dog under the covers.
We still aren't sure where we will be staying while we are working but I'm sure it will be close to our actual work site. Right now we are in a nice campground next to the Interstate. I think I might have even heard a train pass nearby. When we talk to other RVers it seems that campgrounds are always next to a highway or train track. It has gotten to the point that I don't know if I could go to bed without the hum of the highway or the moan of a train whistle to put me to sleep. Ahh, the life of an RVer.
Today was a long day with 450 miles traveled & with the time zone difference it has put a kink in our biological clocks. So I will call it a night from our home on the MN/ND border because.....
Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary