Saturday, August 22, 2015
Newly across the border from Minnesota (state number 49), I was amazed and blown away at the beautiful scenery of Hwy 2 and beyond in North Dakota. I had no friends, relatives, or FB friends who had been to North Dakota (except for Devils Lake) so had NO idea of what to expect. I thought of the movie "Fargo" when I thought of ND! Imagine my surprise (yes, it's near end of August) that I wanted to stop every 5 miles to take a picture!!
Shortly after leaving Devils Lake, I saw my last gas station! I had over a half a tank so wasn't worried. Oh...I should have been very worried!! I never saw another one!! So for the first time in my life, I ran out of gas. The Lord saw to it that I was able to coast to a spot where I was off the highway and very near someone's home. I filled my 1 gallon can and drove the 8 more miles to a gas station thanks to a generous man at that home!
It's supposed to be continued windy all day tomorrow but no rain. I hope to get out to take some pictures in the area then see Devils Lake in the forecasted sunny Monday! For now, I'll sip my cocktail, listen to the swell of the wind before it rocks Shantilly, and find some good dance music!!