Center of it All: |
Place: Geographical Center of North America
Town: Rugby, ND
Thing: Pyramid Cairn
Height: 21 feet
Width: 6 feet
Defining the Center:
The geographical center of an area may be defined as that point on which the surface of the area would balance if it were a plane of uniform thickness, or in other words the center of gravity of the surface.
It would not be feasible, therefore, to specify for such a large irregular area as that of North America the exact section, township, and range in which the geographic center lies.
By the way...
Did you happen to read the day when we visited the Center of the 48 States or
Center of all 50 states? We thought so.
Bison Balls of the Day
Fee Fi Fo Fakota
Jan 10 -
On our first trip through North Dakota, the only thing we had on our minds was to make it home for Christmas. This time, we're in no hurry and we're beginning to notice that this state is full of freaky big things.
As you all know by now, there's nothing we love more than big freaky things along the side of the highway. It's what makes America great.
The skidoo is the crowning achievement here, forget the turtle.
Outside of Buchanan|
They've got one just like it in Bemidji.
This beauty is made entirely of Wheels. They've named him Wee'l. Clever.
Currently under contruction. A worthy cause.
This looks like something Danny would draw.
Everything is big on this bison.
Big Sky Day
Fort Abraham Lincoln S.P.
A wonderful evening. There was no wind, and the weather was fairly warm. As warm as it gets for North Dakota in January, anyhoo.
|Bkfast: ||The Bowling Alley|
|K's Order:||Pancakes, Eggs, Toast|
|A's Order:||Oatmeal, Toast|
|Lunch: ||On the Road|
Fort Abe Lincoln
|Both:||Beef & Country Veggie Soup|
|Mom & Pop's|
Back in Mexico
First stop: a car wash done properly. There's still lots of driving ahead and they don't want to stand out as a Gringo!
We treated Mel to
the same on Day 158.