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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wet North Dakota

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North Dakota has had quite a wet spring. Ponds and lakes were full everywhere. We were very surprised at the beauty of the state as we traveled west. Quite enjoyable. It used to be called a duck factory back in the early 1900s, I can see why.

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A little above normal…

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We were also surprised at the amount of corn and soybeans being grown. I talked to a guy in Michigan and asked him where all the sunflower fields went. Disease wiped them out.

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With plenty of water, comes bugs, specifically small white butterflies. We were killing them quite rapidly.

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WE DID IT !!  We are now centered!

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As neared Williston, the terrain became more hilly and drier. Oil wells and drilling platforms became noticeable. We turned south to take a scenic route along the Missouri River into town. This is the view as you approach.

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This is a view of the Missouri River bottom on the southwest side of Williston. We are heading back north after checking out a crappy area to camp. There is still quite a bit of water around, but its not over the road. We passed through Minot on the way here and you could see where the water had really done a number on the place. Some people are just getting back to what is left of their houses now.

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