Wednesday, August 14
We left the hotel at 9:15 and filled the truck up with gas. We loved the cool mornings!
Thinking that we would find a cafe somewhere, we left Grand Forks and headed west on Hwy. 2. It was a long time before we found breakfast. We did find Penn, ND, though. We drove into “town”. Besides this old abandoned church there was the Buckhorn Saloon, which I did not get a picture of, and not much else.
North Dakota is a pretty state with enough variation to make it interesting.
We got to the Ramada in Williston, ND, at 7:30. The Ramada is a large hotel that appears to cater to the oil/gas crews. Tommy loves to tell about the boot room where workers must go to either take their boots off or put paper booties over them before they walk through the hotel. There was a restaurant at the hotel and Tommy went and got us dinner. I had spaghetti which was OK and Tommy got pork chops which he said were good. People came and went all night long. We had thunder and lightning during the night that sounded awfully close.
Total miles driven – 2126