While the map went yellow, the world went green

Trip Start Jul 01, 2013
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Trip End Sep 07, 2013


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Flag of United States  , North Dakota
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Small towns in eastern North Dakota often have little cafes operated by proprietors who decide to either open or not open on any given day. Today started off right because that man rolled out of bed at 5am to cook us breakfast. We left the Honey Hub at 7, didn't leave breakfast until 9 because the gentleman was the only one taking care of a restaurant full of people all equally surprised the place was even open. All is well, however, after 2000 calories in a sitting.

The wind was at my back, I put on my French lesson (it's going very well, I can introduce myself, count to 100 kind of, and say what I want to eat), and powered through the day's meandering and windy ride. See photos for a map of the 102 miles.

Going straight for so long does allow you to appreciate a change in scenery. My maps show lighter colors at lower elevations, and as the Fargo area is a huge valley, the map turned from bright green to a mellow yellow by the end of the day. The scenery did the exact opposite. Humidity probably increased 30%. Trees sprouted up everywhere. Crops gradually changed from strictly wheat to corn and root vegetables with bright green stocks. The world is changing.

There is a steak special at the bar in Kindred this evening, and great people with great beards and good advice sit here with me. Camping in the park next to the public pool where I was allowed to shower, tonight is a good night to be on the road.

Gackle ND > Kindred ND, 102 miles, day 24
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