After moving back to the lower 48, I have bought an RV and have been living on the road.
By: joealaska, 10:09 PM GMT on August 29, 2015
The girls and I have successfully landed in SUMMIT, South Dakota. It was an easy drive of about 180 miles. I chose to take a main state road versus I-29 because the only difference was an extra lane. RT 281 was a freeway with one lane, speed limit 65. I tend to do 62-63 even on the interstate. So people were looking to pass occasionally, but often there was nobody in sight. And the road had 20 mile straightaways. Stevie Wonder could pass.
I drove a...
By: joealaska, 2:21 AM GMT on August 27, 2015
It was a nice morning today. I was up early. The camp is almost empty since Sunday. I expect it to get crowded again this Friday and Saturday. Even as I sit here a couple new rigs arrive.
I had an interesting day today. I drove about 100 miles northwest to downtown HARVEY, North Dakota. There I met canuckjune and her son bbend for a pizza brunch. I knew her son was coming along, but did not know he was a poster of photos on WU.
By: joealaska, 5:40 PM GMT on August 23, 2015
The drive from Dickinson to Jamestown was fairly uneventful.
The day was strange due to the smoke haze that just appeared with all the fires to the west. I noticed it as soon as I woke up. Yellowish.
I had to fill the tank right away, it was pretty low. $175.
The temperatures did not seem that bad as we were leaving town, but I assumed it would get warmer. When I turned on the AC from the dash, it was the first time. I had nev...
By: joealaska, 5:10 PM GMT on August 18, 2015
Well, I have been enjoying life in DICKINSON North Dakota. It is a decent sized small town. Just under 18,000 were counted last census. I came through here a few years ago heading north on RT 22. But as usual I drove right through. Now I return to get a taste of life amongst the sunflowers.
The first two days over the weekend I watched a lot of golf. The PGA was very entertaining. The final holes were not as exciting as I had hoped. But it was gre...
By: joealaska, 11:48 PM GMT on August 11, 2015
Day 4 in Terry, Montana.
It is VERY small, townwise. There is a grid of roads surrounding one main road east-west and one sorta-main road that goes north and south. Almost all intersections are free form. No stop signs. No yield signs. NO SIGNS. Of course, you should not be going so fast in the small town setting in the first place. But it is a surprise when you finally notice you are rolling through intersections with no stopping traffic coming th...