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Summer is Still Full of Events and Attractions

07/31/17

It’s hard to believe that it is almost August 1, 2017!!!!!   In spite of the heat and the drought the summer has gone quite fast.  What a beautiful rain last evening, but I’m just not sure how wide spread it was and how much each area received.  Let’s hope and pray that more rain is forthcoming.

The past two weeks have been busy with the day to day activities.  I attended the State Fair in Minot for two days and watched the dairy cattle showing as well as viewed the wonderful variety of exhibits of flowers, sewing, baking, woodworking, art, and the list goes on and on.  Again the display of quilts was magnificent.  The Morton County Fair will be held in New Salem on August 3-6.   Do plan on hitting the OLD RED TRAIL and getting involved in the activities. 

I did write two weeks ago about some of the bicyclists that ride along the OLD RED TRAIL.  Last week Faye met two riders that were from Germany and have made several trips across the United States.  They have ridden the southern route and now the northern route.  They do love the States, but their one complaint was that they miss the little “Mom and Pop” restaurants and stores.  Yes, I know this is true.  It’s a sign of the times.   However,  Allen Tellmann, of Tellmann’s Market, had 5+ riders plus the drivers of their carrier van in his grocery store ten days ago.  The riders were hot, tired, needed a shower, and wanted to wash clothes.  Well, just where do you do that in a small town?  Allen in his OLD RED TRAIL and small town hospitality invited them to his home where he, also, has an apartment and they spent the night.  Our hat off to you Allen.  I know they will remember you!!!!!!   And just today I saw four bikers on Main Street - - - clearly loaded down waiting out the noon day sun.

I have written that Byways are all over the United States.  And if you are traveling, look for a Byway as it will give you some beautiful scenery.  In the July/August 2017 AAA Living Magazine there is a very good feature article about five gorgeous Byway drives in the United States.  1.  Skyline Drive in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah National Park.   If you meander the 105 mile Byway, there will be 75 overlooks  to take in stunning panoramas.   2.  Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire - - this is a leaf-looker’s dream. 3.  Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  This road will take you to an elevation of 12,000 feet.  4.  Hana Highway in Maui, Hawaii - - - it twists around 620 curves and over 59 bridges as it snakes along the island’s rugged coastline. 5.  Coastal Highway Route 17 in Southeast United States - - - It stretches 1,200 miles from Virginia all the way into Florida.  These Five Byways are just a snipping of the hundreds and hundreds of Byways in the United States.  And don’t forget about the ten Byways in North Dakota. 

The Bismarck Tribune of July 16, 2017 featured an article on Hebron – “Hebron Museum a Petting Zoo for Historians”.  What an excellent story about the museum and featuring Robin Reynolds and Henry Mische.    The museum was established in 1979 to showcase the town’s local history from the early days of when the first pioneers settled in the area.  It is an amazing collection of items and all are donated by local families.  Do get on the OLD RED TRAIL and make a trip to Hebron and spend a few hours viewing this beautiful museum.

There are still many festivals, rodeos, and community events along the OLD RED TRAIL.  Do watch your local newspapers, posters, and our OLD RED TRAIL website:   oldredoldten.com

Until next time, Be Well, Do Good Works, and see you on the OLD RED TRAIL.

Delores KlusmannBy