We left Tuesday at 6:00 PM for the WIT Nodak Flickertails campout at the Red Trail Campground in Medora. It was a beautiful day for driving. Just a little tail wind out of the east.
We stopped at Fleet Farm in Fargo for gas. If you buy something in the store, you get a 4 cent gas discount coupon. Bought some snacks and filled up for $2.00/gal after discount.
We drove on to Bismarck and arrived at the Bismarck Elk’s Club at 11:30 PM. There is a nice dog walk area complete with poop bags. Took Joy for a walk and went to bed. At 12:45 AM a storm hit with strong wind, rain and small hail. Lasted about 20 minutes. Joy started barking when the storm hit and barked continuously for 45 minutes.
Got up to a perfect morning. Walked Joy and went to the McDonalds a block away and got breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Headed up to Walmart on US-83 for a few things. Stopped at the Bed Bath and beyond and Cathy bought a vacuum cleaner. While we were in Walmart, Helen and John Evans called and said that Adam’s pickup was on fire. We headed out I-94 toward Medora. About 10 miles west of New Salem we came across Adam and Judy. They were waiting for a tow vehicle to pick up what was left of the pickup.
We pulled in behind Adam and Judy’s motor home. There was nothing left of the pickup.
Judy said lots of people stopped to help, even people traveling in the opposite direction. They got the motor home detached from the pickup and got the fire out. Three fire trucks responded. Judy got the chairs and tables out of the back of the pickup. They along with Ed and Donna are hosts for the campout.
We proceeded on to Medora. We stopped at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center to take a look at the view. I never tire of this view. Once Cathy and some other friends and I back packed to one of the buttes in the canyon. Ed and Donna and Bob and Delores were also there.
We continued on to the Red Trail Campground.
At 7:00 PM we had dinner. Pulled pork sandwiches, beans, potato salad, coleslaw and dessert.
After dinner we sat around and got caught up on what everyone had been doing.