Monday, July 21, 2014

We Interrupt this Trip for a Brief Vacation

We're taking a mini break from our travels to rest for a while.  Saturday we left New Town with another Corps of Engineers (COE) park in mind.  We traveled about 100 miles on remote roads lined with beautiful farmland.  Since we have been camping with only electric hook-ups we stopped at the dump station just inside the park to dump our holding tanks and take on fresh water before we set up for our stay here. 

The campground is located along the Missouri River in Central North Dakota. If you look through the trees in the photo above you can see the bank along the other side of the river.   

When we arrived the campground was almost completely full with the exception of two accessible spaces that are first come, first served. We were able to get one of them and it's a beauty!
Today is Monday and with the exception of two other campers the place is empty. There were even deer grazing on the lush grass across the way this morning.  I do love an empty campground. 
We are really loving these COE parks. The spaces are huge, they are well cared for and normally have electricity at the sites. The best part is the price.  With Rob's Access Pass we only pay $9 a night.  That is a 50% discount.  I paid for 4 nights when we arrived and it was about the same amount as one night in a private campground.  We will probably stay longer but we are still learning how long we can go without dumping the tanks or adding fresh water.  Since this is a walk-up site we can stay up to 14 days.  

Grant was quite sick yesterday when we got up. The other morning when we were camped at the marina I turned my back for about 30 seconds and he was gone.  I found him behind the camper next door nibbling the neighbor dog's kibble. When he spotted me he quickly spit it out and we went inside. Unfortunately it was too late.  

Yesterday we woke up to the incredibly loud sounds of Grant's tummy and we knew the storm was on the way.  He was sick and in pain all day but today he is much better.  

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