Navigating North Dakota

We began the approximately four and a half hour drive from International Falls to Fargo, North Dakota later than planned. When we finally arrived at our campground in Fargo, it was late afternoon. I was worried that there would be no space left for us. Luckily, the campground had plenty of room. The campground that we chose in Fargo was Lindenwood Campground. It is actually in a city park, but the area for campers is for paid campers only. It was right on the Red River as you entered into the city. Because it was at the edge of Fargo, …

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The Journey Begins!

There’s always a last minute stressful rush to packing when our family goes on vacation. Well, at least for me. I HATE packing and ALWAYS wait until the absolute last minute. Then, I panic. Every. Single. Time. But this time was even harder. We had to make sure that we had everything that we would need until at least October, when we will be stopping back home for a few days. Thinking of every item, every outfit, every pair of shoes that you will need for three months is not the easiest thing to do. There is also the stress …

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Hunting For Ghosts

If there is a ghost hunting show on TV, Louie and I have probably watched it together. We started years ago with Ghost Hunters, and more recently have watched Ghost Adventures, Ghost Brothers, Paranormal Lockdown, Ghost Asylum. . .the list goes on. We even rewatch episodes when there are no new ones. Now this is not to say that we believe everything that we see, because we definitely have our opinions on what is real and what is not real. But we have always wanted to do a real ghost hunt with professional equipment. We finally got our opportunity when …

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A “Hitch” In Our Plans

A trailer hitch. It seems like such an easy thing. You just have it professionally installed, and then that is it, right? Nope. Well, not for us. This was our first trailer hitch and we were going in blind. We wanted to do this on our own. The 2008 Mercury Mariner can pull up to 3500 lbs only if it gets a “factory installed trailer hitch” (according to the owner’s manual). We wanted to do everything the correct way since we were going to be pulling a trailer for one year around the entire country. So, we contacted the Ford …

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It Never Goes As Planned…

Months ago my husband and I began looking at used RV sites to get an idea of what we could get in our price range. With dreamy stars in our eyes, we decided a Class C RV was the one for us. Not too large because neither of us had driven anything larger than a car. But not too small because we still wanted the comforts of home, right? And we were okay with needing to do some interior remodeling as long as it did not involve water damage or electrical work. Or anything to do with the engine. In February …

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It’s All About Timing

A strong desire to travel. That is the official definition of wanderlust. But those who truly have wanderlust know that it is much more than just a strong desire. It is a need. A yearning in the heart for places that you have never seen, and people that you have never met. It is a dream to not just visit the tourist spots, but to dive in deeper. Breathe in a culture. Eat the local food and drink at the local pub. Take the dusty backroads to the small towns that aren’t on a map. Ride the city buses and …

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