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Back in the "Lower 48": 200 Days on the Road

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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Today is day #200 of our trip. No wonder I'm homesick.

We take our time packing up this morning.

Before leaving the Traveler's Oasis Campground in Moose Jaw this morning, we walk across the road to Moose Jaw's claim-to-fame: the largest moose in the world. Bruce the Moose is showing his age, but we check him out and take some pictures.

They are collecting funds to maintain the very tall moose. Jere contributes the rest of our Canadian coins to the fund. It's our last day in Canada, so no need for Canadian coins after today.

Lots of farmland scenery today on our drive south from Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan, Canada) to Minot, South Dakota. I'm still enjoying looking at the farmland and the many grain elevators.


Our border crossing back to the states is uneventful, but takes longer than any other border crossings. We answer all the usual questions about alcohol and firearms and ground beef, but this time the border guard asks for our trailer keys and inspects the inside of our trailer. Not sure what he was looking for, but after a few minutes he comes back and gives our keys back. He then tells us to drive up to a different guard who has us slowly drive through a special scanner of some kind. We drive through the scanner and then wait a few minutes for them to give us the final okay to drive away.

Another gorgeous day with good weather, so when we arrive at the Roughrider campground in Minot, South Dakota we spend all evening outside. Joe even gets Jere to play soccer with us in the field across from our campsite.

Posted by jengelman 13:35 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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Woo Hoo! you are coming home! 2500 more miles, geez, that seems like nothing compared to what you have just done! See you soon!!!
Safe Travel!

by imrobin

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