Thursday, April 6, 2017

Longer Day

We knew we were in for it the moment we realized it was 540 miles from Butte, Montana to Dickinson, North Dakota but we managed to make it.  Some cramped type aches and pains but all in all it was a pretty simple trip.  Of course, 80 miles per hour speed limit does tend to make the barren roads slip by.  We barely had any traffic the whole route.
We are in the Heartland and there are already areas of patchwork quilts in the fields as farmers prepare ground for the coming planting season.  Across the landscape different shades of green, golden, dark rich soil and some that are a lighter shade.  Then there are the fields that the farmers have burned off to get rid of the excess straw and stubble from the previous year crop.

There are amazing rock formations in the eastern part of Montana.  Somehow we always manage to find them.

Tomorrow we head for Dunn Center where my grandmother on my father's side had their family homestead.  I hope to locate the old Township and the original 160 sections that Charles Pennock purchased.  So I will be visiting the Stark County Courthouse as well as the Historical Society to see what I can find out.  Can't wait to get started.

Hope all is well and thanks for dropping by.

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