A 4 hour drive from Grand Forks via Hwy 2 to Minot. Must say this is a very good road..little traffic and passing by farms and ranches and Devil's Lake. We were hoping to camp at Minot AFB, but with only 7 spaces, they were full so we went where we stayed in 2013..Roughrider RV just off Hwy 2 on the west side of Minot. Nice campground..$42 set among many tall cottonwoods so no satellite. We will only be here 2 nights before going to Glasgow, MT at the Cottonwood RV where we stayed in 2013.
|Roughrider RV Park|
While in Minot we walked around the Scandinavian Heritage Park. Very nice with a visitor center and gift shop.
|Visitor Center & Gift Shop|
|Conversation with Friend|
Tomorrow we depart for Glasgow, MT and The Cottonwood Motel and RV Park. We stayed here in 2013. Must say it would be nice if more good motels would offer such accommodations for short or overnight stay. Full hookups.
11 August 2016
A 4 1/2 hour drive west on Hwy 2 to Havre, MT then 87 south to Great Falls,MT and our home for the next 6 nights at Malmstrom AFB. We last visited here in 2013. While in Great Falls, we are visiting Pat and Darwin whom we met at Nellis AFB in 2014. We have been invited to their Granddaughter's wedding on Saturday.
|Malmstrom RV Park-#3|
|Wooden Portage Display in Park|
|Entrance to RV Park|
|Horses next to Campground|
We like this campground and the base is very nice with good shopping and museum.
A note of interest:
The red line shows the actual route of the Lewis and Clark route through what is now Malmstrom AFB and the green line is the route Clark Surveyed.
The Portage that Lewis and Clark took for 18 miles over prairie to bypass 5 waterfalls in the Great Falls of the Missouri River involved carrying 6 canoes and equipment. Encounters with bears,hail storms, cactus etc made the portage most grueling.