North Dakota is COLD! It is snowy and cold here, and the wind blew so hard while we were driving, our larger solar panel blew off. When we met the big trucks driving from Deadwood to Medora our front end would be lifted off the ground. One of those trucks took our solar panel with it. It is somewhere on the highway in western North Dakota. Fortunately, there wasn’t anyone following us, that we know of. But even with the cold and wind, ND is a beautiful state and we had a great time. We saw wild buffalo, prairie dogs, turkeys, deer and of course, lots of antelope. We needed a hotel in a town in North Dakota and there was a sign on the door of an inn that said “we are next door, call us and we will be right over”. We called and told them we needed a room and they said that they were actually in South Dakota and we could check ourselves in. The key was in the room, it was unlocked and they would trust us to just leave the money on the dresser when we checked out. Only in North Dakota! We also got to visit Bob’s family and see where he grew up. Memories….
Since we were so close to the Canadian border, we decided we had to go up to Winnipeg and complete our visit to all of the North American countries. Winnipeg was great, not quite as cold as it was in ND and we were able to walk everywhere. We went to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. It is a beautiful building and the technology used in the displays is state of the art. We spent 6 hours there and it didn’t feel like we had been there very long at all. We are making a stop at the Canadian Mint and then will head back to Grand Forks, ND so I can catch a plane to Nebraska. Bob will join later after going to Boston to watch the Frozen Four. From there we will start our trip back to Arizona, but there are still some great sights to see along the way.