The girls and I picked up some hot chocolate and coffee on our way out of town and hit the Interstate in order to take Hwy 85 north. Normally we'd drive on Hwy 22 straight north of Dickinson, but a section of that highway has slid away (!) due to intense oil field truck traffic and high ground moisture from a very wet spring. Getting around in western ND these days is always an exercise in guessing which route will have the fewest number of trucks traveling it and the fewest number of potholes or sections of severely broken pavement to contend with. We opted to drive west to Belfield, north to Watford City, west and north to Williston, north and east to Tioga, and then north and east to Battleview, where my mom's cemetery is located.
this and this). It is rarer to see Marcella, who lives in WA, and Adeline, who lives in KS--so, because they're both visiting Lucille for a few days, I phoned Lucille last week and arranged to stop by today.
|And here I am with Shirley (who is not only my aunt but also my godmother), Duane, and Adeline.|
|And here I am with Lucille.|
|And here I am with Marcella.|