John and Janet 2012 Oregon travel blog

Old Red/Old Ten Scenic Byway

Leaning Toward the Sun

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Scenic Byway

Scenic Byway

Gravel

Hay Bales

Dust

Carwash Near By?

Scenic Byway


Again, I am confused when I put the next campground address into the GPS. Why is there an extra hour of driving? I get out my map. We will cross into the Central Time Zone today. We will lose another hour.

We drove from Medora to Bismarck in 2010. We used the Interstate. We later found out about Old Red/Old Ten Scenic Byway. Today, we use the byway!

We are in sight of the Interstate for most of the drive. There are two choices at every intersection. Do we want to head to the Interstate or stay on the byway? The byway always wins. At one intersection, the road turns to gravel. Do we want to take the byway or the byway spur. We both quickly agree to take the spur!

We do not mind gravel roads. However, two trucks pass us. They do not slow down for gravel. We may need a car wash!

We see the flying ducks from the Enchanted Highway off in the distance near the interstate. We see Salem Sue also off in the distance. I say to John, “At least we know where we are.” He answers, “We always know where we are. We’re right here.” He is right!

I love today’s drive. We pass many sunflower fields. Some are not in bloom but most are at their peak. It is all about the timing. They are spectacular!

Tomorrow, we continue east. We are trying not to wear ourselves out. We want to get back to Minnesota.

Campground: Bismarck KOA

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