Sunday, August 28, 2011

Checking in from North Dakota

Well, it is official (well kind of) we are now residents of North Dakota. We left Columbus, Ohio at 4 pm on Thursday August 18, and arrived at our new home at 5 pm on Saturday, August 20. Yeah, it was a long trip, but not bad at all. (Actually very good considering we traveled with 2 vehicles, 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats!!)
 So we have been in ND for over a week now....... and all of our furniture and "stuff" is still in Columbus. The truck was supposed to be here no later than Friday, but it could be next Friday before it gets here!! I did bring 2 lawn chairs with us, but they really are not meant for long term use. I have an air mattress, but again, not for long term use. :-)
 Hunter started school on Tuesday. The entire First grade class has 21 students!! (His Kindergarten class last year totaled 90!!) He loves his new school. (We will see what he thinks of it tomorrow after his first test. LOL)
In the evenings we have been doing some exploring.
Rolling hills, it is funny that you come upon a view like this when just minutes before the land was as flat as a sheet of paper, or maybe cardstock. LOL
I am very surprised at how much water there is in ND. There is a lot of water here!! Any way, we found this Nature Reserve, It had a huge amount of nesting birds on little islands (Strangely enough called "Nesting Islands" LOL) If you look above the sign in the photo you can see one of the nesting islands.
This is a picture of a smaller island. Not sure what kind of bird this is, but they look like pelicans. (Do Pelicans live in North Dakota?? PS- I just googled Pelican, and YES they live as far north as western Canada, so they could be pelicans.)
Friday evening we drove to the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. This is 4 Bears Bridge over Lake Sakakawea. Lake S is the 3rd largest man made lake in the US.
Until my stuff gets here you may have to endure more non-scrappy post. (Oh, I hope it gets here soon!! I really miss my Copcis!!)
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

1 comment:

Kristie Maynard said...

Thanks for the pictures and update. I love hearing about new places, well new to me and you too for that matter.
Hope all your stuff gets there soon, it's gotta be tough living without your furniture etc. I'm surprised you didn't pack a little craft kit to come along with you in the car. Tough going with out it!
Keep telling us about your new home and neighborhood etc. I love hearing about it.