Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Walk around Lindenwood Park

We arrived in Fargo, North Dakota yesterday about 2:30. 

 Thank you Gordon for telling us about this RV Park and encouraging us to park on the upper level.  We got the last spot available in the upper level. The lower level was flooded three times this past winter by the Red River and opened to campers only the first of July.

This is Joe's cousin Larry. He met us on the freeway exit ramp and led us right in to the park! They have had a great time getting caught up on all the years they haven't seen each other.

This evening Larry and his wife Donna took us to the  TNT Diner in West Fargo. Their daughter Pam,  and their nephew James, Jr. from Hawaii, joined us also. Good old fashion home cooked food with a 50's decor.  So good in fact, Tom Hanks and family flew in to West Fargo and had breakfast there back in 2012.  

After we got back to the campgrounds we went for a walk. A really long walk to the walking bridge. We walked from North Dakota across the bridge to Moorehead, Minnesota. :)

The Red River. It looks calm enough, but we were warned it has a very strong under tow, and just a few weeks ago someone drowned here at the campgrounds. It really bothered us on our walk that two kiddos, under ten years of age were playing right on the edge of the bank trying to catch a frog. The boy slipped in the mud but didn't fall in and ran back up the hill to clean the mud off, leaving his sister at the river's edge alone. Not a parent or an adult in sight.

We are really enjoying all the beautiful flowers in this park, cared for by just one woman.

Taking a rest after such a long walk

There are a couple of these large play areas in this park