Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day One | Shortened Drive, Our Hero Redbox and is the Super 8 Really Great?

Day one is complete. We were planning to drive to Bismarck, but when we arrived in Fargo, North Dakota I started calling around for hotels to discover the entire area was filled with flooding victims. The hotel clerk instructed me to "Turn around right now and stay in Fargo, you won't find any open rooms until Montana." This natural disaster is sure putting a wrench in our plans! So we opted for a Super 8, which met our needs but a hotel we wouldn't label as 'great'. The girls had 45 minutes to swim and then back to our rooms for a shower and to bed by midnight.

This is the best we could do for our North Dakota photo. A tie-dyed buffalo! We are hoping for a real sign when we hit the Montana/North Dakota border.

We want to take time to send a special thank you to Redbox for all that you do for us on our road trips. We visit your kiosks often. It is times like this that Scott and I agree that not allowing your kids to watch too much TV is a good thing. Because both girls have spent nearly the whole trip 'plugged into' movies. Some would say, "But aren't they missing the trip?" Scott and I would disagree ... we 'wake them up' every couple hours to turn their heads and catch the scenery of lovely North Dakota!

Day one: 272 miles (272 total); $0 on gas ($0 total); $0 on souvenirs ($0 total); $0 tourist traps ($0 total); Two states (Two total); 0 fights (0 total); 0 injuries (0 total). 

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