Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dickinson to Jamestown and Happy Father's Day!!

Jamestown, ND

55 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 81F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%

I didn't realize it, but we were about to go into the Central Time Zone yesterday, and that would mean that we'd loose an hour. So,  ,  ,  ,  ,  Jim and Linda decided to leave a little earlier than our normal departure time of 10:00, so we left the North Park RV Pk about 9:30 instead.

Now, Jim usually doesn't like to travel when it's real windy, but the wind was coming out of the WNW and was fore-casted to keep coming from that direction for most of the day. Being that we would be traveling almost straight East all the way to our next destination, It was hoped that the wind would be at my back.

Well, sometimes things work out!!! : ) The road didn't have any more big "dips", the wind did stay out of the West and except for a few very short sections, we were going East. And, do you know what that means?

Very good mileage!!!!

In fact things went so well that we didn't stop at all, all the way here to Jamestown, and I still have plenty of fuel to go even farther down the road!!! ; )

It was 12:50 when we pulled into the Frontier Fort  RV Park, so it took us just 3 hours and 20 minutes to travel 193 miles.

Not too shabby!!!!!  

This is an OK park. It's not laid out very well for larger RVs, and in some places there's low hanging branches you have to watch out for, but I do have full hook-ups with 50 amp electric, it's a Passport America park and the rates are sure nice at less than $20.00 per night. ; )

We'll be staying here for one more night before continuing East and then North towards Bemidji, MN.

Oh, and I almost forgot!!! Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there in Blog Land!!!!

Did you know that the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day? Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

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