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Tom Week – To Minnesota

Minnesota gopher

6/20/19 – Bismark

The capitol of North Dakota and the state’s second largest city. Very nice park with lots of shade. The grocery stores in ND do not sell alcohol. I don’t know why I am telling you that because I rarely buy alcohol in grocery stores anyway.

6/21/19 – Time Change

I was up very late last night. Mostly because the last remnants of the sunset didn’t disappear till after 10:30PM. Abigail let us sleep late this morning. It was dark and rainy and I had a long nap this afternoon. I am lump man.

6/22/19 – No bike ride

The weather turned very nice today. I so wanted to hop on the bike and take a ride. Unfortunately my ribs and knee are too sore.

6/23/19 – Minnesota

Some days there just aren’t any good RV parks. We wound up driving 250 miles before landing in Barnesville Minnesota. No, it wasn’t named for Barnes and Barnes. This is our first time staying in a city park. We had to go online to reserve and pay for the spot.

There are many gophers here. They are much larger than the California gophers. There are also bugs here of every description. Tiny bugs that fit through the screen door. Mosquitoes and hornets that somehow got in. Caterpillars on the tires. Moths on the awning. Creepy.

6/24/19 – St. Cloud

OK, most RV parks have back-in spots or pull-thru spots. For the last two parks we’ve had pull-in spots. Perhaps it’s a Minnesota thing.

Had much trouble with the internet. Turns out it wasn’t us. Google and more were all broken for a while today.

6/25/19 – Worms

The worms here are quite stupid. We had heavy rain last night so early this morning all the night crawlers were out. I could here my mother’s voice telling to grab some so she could go fishing. A couple hours later though, I found that the worms had not returned to their underground safety and the weather had turned hot and dry. The dirt road is covered in dehydrated dead worms.

6/26/19 – Not Minneapolis

We are in Jordan Minnesota. A nice park with a heated indoor pool which Tonya happily floated in for quite a while.

6/27/19 – Big Rain

It was dark and rainy this morning so Abigail let us sleep late. Did laundry this afternoon. We live life on the edge.

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