Oh my, it’s a windy damn country. Blowing hard enough that the upwind car door is almost too heavy to open. Yipes.
I was planning on two dams today but only made one. Saw a lot of other stuff instead.
All along the roads there are trees planted as wind breaks and planted in between the trees area lilacs. Like these:
This set was located at Hwy 46 and 151st Ave SE.
This is 151st Ave SE. If you’ve been to our place you get the joke.
Near the town of Enderlin I found this church up on blocks in someone’s front yard.
Enderlin is a major hub for the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
There’s a nice city park right next to the rail yard. I stopped for lunch and found this little guy looking for a drink.
Chatted with the UPS guy about the wind. I have nothing to complain about — I’m not driving a big brown box.
After lunch I moved on the dam of the day.
The Jamestown Dam is smaller than most I’ve visited. It’s a Bureau of Reclamation dam that provides flood control on the James river.
There’s an outlet on the far side.
The parks next to the dam included a designated kite flying field. It thought it was a model airplane field when I first saw it.
There’s an open field and a line of picnic tables. All nicely landscaped.
I’m in Minot for the night. On to the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers in the morning. Because, damn it, the universe owes me a confluence. Then the Fort Peck Dam.
The sound track from Grosse Point Blank is excellent driving music.
Traveling Light should be on the Road Trip Music List. But which version?
Having a turkey vulture strafe your car is much scarier than having a pheasant run out in front of you. Also turkey vultures have big feet.
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