Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 6: Jamestown, North Dakota to Minot, North Dakota

Light day - 206 miles north-west to Minot. We visit a large concrete buffalo in a hokey western park on the edge of Jamestown. We spot this Dodge Polara on the way to Pingree - a much loved vehicle in the Chiasson family. We stop for coffee at Pingree at a cafe in the community hall. We cut west on the country roads looking for pelicans which inhabit the sloughs. We stay off the gravel roads and stick to the blacktop. We soon see the pelicans, ducks, geese, birds of prey etc. We reach Harvey and run alongside the CPR to Minot. We check into the Comfort Inn - we are reluctant to go further into the oilpatch - which we plan to leapfrog tomorrow. Motel rooms are hard to find in the west of ND. We take lunch at Bagels and Books and check out the thrift stores which are largely a bust. Diesel at Simonsen on South Broadway, $2.99.9 a gallon - glad to get under $3 in this neck of the woods. We stroll in the Scandinavian Heritage Park. Supper at Applebee's - our first night out at a restaurant - $28 incl tip.
Listening to Shania Twain, Any man of mine, and endless Keith Urban who is getting the full promo treatment for his new so so album.

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