There was only one slight glitch to our leaving Tamarac this morning. Because of the cold weather, I had put off crawling under the rig to spray and clean the levelers. Of course, when I went to pull them up, two of them wouldn’t come all the way up. Luckily the sun came back this morning, and the job wasn’t too bad. Hardest part was getting back up after crawling under each one.
We had a nice uneventful drive of 258 miles to Bismarck, ND. Along the way we passed the world’s largest bison, and the world’s largest sandhill crane. Couldn’t get any pictures, but tomorrow we’re planning ahead to get a picture of Salem Sue the World’s Largest Holstein Cow.
Shortly after 3:00, we arrived at Hillcrest Acres Campground. This place will never get the congeniality award in my book. What a crabby lady in the office. I had emailed in a reservation last week because I knew the place had a lot of permanent oil/gas workers staying here. They never acknowledged the reservation, and when we called twice along the way today no one was in the office. We did get two voice mails that said I didn’t have a reservation, and when we got there the women was put out that we hadn’t paid a deposit ahead of time. For Pete’s sake, we tried! She said she had one site left with only electric…30 amp. I took it. We’re only staying overnight, but I probably wouldn’t stay here again.
We had a nice dinner of smoked pork loin, sweet potatoes, and pineapple slices. Our plans for tomorrow include arriving in Medora outside of Theodore Roosevelt Nat’l Park for three nights. Besides Salem Sue, I’m hoping to visit some other roadside treats along the way. Then when we get set up, I have an important phone call to make to Oregon. More about that when I know the results.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy