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Monday, July 8, 2013

July 7th and 8th

We had an uneventful drive to Cass Lake today. Very hot and humid, that is until we got within 20miles of Duluth, when the weather turned cool and foggy. Good old Duluth you can always count on a variety when weather is concerned.

We have camped many times over the past twenty years here at Cass Lake, always an enjoyable time. We had some fire wood that was left over from our last trip that I wanted to burn and the person before us in the site left a bunch so we had a camp fire late into the evening.

Storm warnings were posted for the evening but it turned out to be a peaceful. We left early enough to get to the Forest Services Office in Cass Lake at 8:00am to get another America The Beautiful Pass, it seems I left mine at home. This pass gets us into all National Parks for free as well as 1/2 off the price of camping. It's also good at National Forests and Monuments.

We crossed into North Dakota and enjoyed a very relaxing day. North Dakota is a beautiful state and highway 2, for the most part, was a very good four lane with little road construction.We stopped at 5:00 and we are camped in the town of Stanley at their city park

We are starting to see a lot of activity involving the oil fields here and it will get much worse tomorrow as we pass through Williston

                                                                Cass Lake campsite

ND has many clover fields, the smells were terrific

Stanley City Park

 Downtown Stanley with threatening skies