Russ & Barb's Lifetime Adventure in the 2008 Alaska Trek travel blog

Another day in rural America. Great driving roads, very little traffic, lots of fog and rain. Had to break camp in the rain this morning - not as bad as it could have been because we didn't unhook last night. We stopped on the side of the road for Barbara to get something out of the trailer which turned out to be sort of a minor crisis for her. Either going back to the unit or coming back to the truck she picked up a hitchhiker. Just as I was beginning to pull away, she found a large wood tick on her leg which brought forth a rather loud reaction from her as she joined ranks with Justin (for those unaware, he found a wood tick under his arm on our way back from our RV trip to Maine in mid May). Made it to Grand Forks AFB around 3:40 and went to sign in. An super experience as the daily fee was $12 for 50amp service, full hook ups and about 30 channels of cable tv. They didn't even take my name and just sent us to the sites. There are 21 sites and only 5 other units there so we got to pick out which one that we wanted. They told us that we could stay as long as we wanted and pay by simply putting the fee in an envelope and depositing it in a lock box on the laundry room door as everything is on the honor system. The camping area is nice with large sites and plenty of adjacent parking for the tow vehicles next to the sites. Glad I had my extra sewer hose, extra water hose and long cable tv wire as the hookups are located about 30 feet from the camper parking spot. We will stay here a couple of days to get the laundry done, restock the fridge and rest the weary backs after about 1600 hundred miles of driving. May even try to play a round of golf if the storms would subside long enough. There's a series of severe weather cells going through the area with tornado warnings just to the south of where we are at. The wind is blowing quite hard at the moment. We also have little critter neighbors as there's a family of 6 or 8 marmots (little prairie dogs) in a mound on the site next to ours. They're cute running around and playing so I guess that we shouldn't leave anything outside for them to forage though overnight. One thing for sure is that they'll eat less than the bears that we were told about at the Sault Ste Marie KOA.

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