On the road again....
After saying goodby to many dear friends, we left Fort Clinch State Park (our home for the winter) on March 29th, heading North West. We are fortunate to have landed a volunteer job from May through Labor Day at the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery in North Dakota.
Our route will take us through the southern part of Alabama to Holden, LA, where we will stay at the ranch of one of the actors of The Dukes of Hazzard TV series. Further North along the western state lines of Arkansas and Missouri, which will include a stop at Seven Springs Winery and Vineyard. We enjoyed Iowa last year and will spend some time there during this year’s road trip, taking pictures of the covered bridges of Madison County and visiting a Frank Lloyd Wright house near Independence. We are so looking forward seeing Katie at the horse farm in Ellsworth for a few days and hope we can help her in the barn and with the foals.
From there the direction is West. Going through Minnesota with a stop at Pipestone National Monument. The Heritage Center and the Buffalo Interpretation Center near Fort Pierre are next on our list prior to setting up in the middle of the Badlands National Park for a total of six days. So much to see, so many places to visit in and around the Badlands. Lemmon and the Petrified Wood Park and Museum will be our last stop in South Dakota. On April 29th and after 3,154 miles (detours not counted) we will report to volunteering at the Garrison National Fish Hatchery near Riverdale, ND.
The hatchery was established in 1961. The intent of the hatchery was to provide fish to create a recreational fishery in the than new Lake Sakakawea. As of today the hatchery produces chinook salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, black crappie, sauger, paddlefish, shovelnose sturgeon and the endangered pallid sturgeon. Peggy and I will be the official tour guides and are looking forward to learn a lot.
Our first campground of this road trip was on Lake Seminole and we were rewarded for a long drive with a spectacular sunset. What a colorful start of our journey.
3/30/2021 02:28:35 pm
I’ll miss you all! What a beautiful sunset.. just gorgeous!
3/30/2021 02:45:40 pm
Miss you as well and thanks for following our journey.
3/30/2021 02:47:42 pm
3/30/2021 03:40:07 pm
Thank you! Stay safe!
Hi Helmut, looks like you're having a wonderful time in retirement. We've been in CA since the pandemic started and are headed east on 4/11 .I will follow your blog now that I've found it.
3/30/2021 05:28:38 pm
So happy to hear from you!
3/30/2021 06:17:07 pm
What a great idea to volunteer! That way you can really get to lnow places.
3/30/2021 05:29:44 pm
Hope you have a safe trip and enjoy the views
3/30/2021 06:03:58 pm
Love your blog. We’ll miss you but sounds like a great trip.
3/30/2021 06:48:02 pm
Love your blog, and beautiful photos!! You have such an eye for beauty! Happy Trails to you🎶
3/31/2021 03:14:52 pm
Well, the beauty just presents itself right in front of our eyes. God is such a wonderful artist.
3/30/2021 06:51:48 pm
Hello Peggy and Helmut,
3/31/2021 03:13:18 pm
We will keep you posted and have planned to visit Spearfish while we are in the Badlands. Hope our journeys will cross again!
4/2/2021 12:53:23 pm
So I am now following you on your journey via your blogpost. Beautiful writing, what an adventure you three are on! I will enjoy the vicarious thrills, so keep 'em coming. Happy trails!
4/4/2021 05:38:36 am
Thank you for your nice comment. Look forward to continue to share our journey. Happy Easter!
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