Wednesday, August 24, 2016

On the move again; Cross Ranch State Park, Dickinson and Bismarck.

Crossing over Lake Sakakawea again, passing some coal mines in the area and we’re on the move. We stopped at Cross Ranch State Park since it was on the way back to Dickinson but there were only a couple of spots open and they’re a pretty tight fit for our size. Cross Ranch has a couple of different loops; The Governors Centennial Campground with 29 sites, 5 group sites, 15 tent sites and Sanger Campground with 15 sites. They do have cabins and yurts to rent also, and even a tipi. There’s a nice large visitor center. Cross Ranch is open year round. They are located 17 miles southwest of Washburn. I didn’t get any pictures of the park as it was raining when we were there. I do have copies of their brochures though.

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With a short stop at Sweet Briar again (one of our favorite free spots), 
on to Dickinson (getting our “personal” spot!),  to visit with my dad and get annual medical and dental exams done.  Leaving the clinics with three bandaids (blood work, Zostavax and tetanus vaccinations), and clean teeth. From there to Bismarck and a DEXA scan (bone scan for osteoporosis), and I’m ready to go!

While in Dickinson, Curt took out our propane tank, so we are now propane free and totally electric and solar.
Some of our reference points along the way: Geese in Flight sculpture at Gladstone Assumption Abbey at Richardton,  Salem Sue at New Salem 

We stopped in New Salem to dump our tanks at Tesoro (free) and fill water at Cenex (free) and fill fuel (definitely not free!). 

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Happy birthday wishes to our son Dean, August 16th and daughter-in-law Valerie, August 14th, (and to Curt August 23rd)!    


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