Hello, I’m Elina. Welcome to follow my journey with my husband Heikki across North America. In this blog, you can get a behind-the-scenes look what life is like on the road
Heikki started driving around six oâ€™clock this morning. I continued to sleep for another two hours. Â It was the same to sleep when it was dark outside and I couldnâ€™t have enjoyed the scenery though. Â When I woke up, the scenery was rocky and rugged, but in its own way beautiful. Â The sun also rose in front of us. Â Sometimes it was behind the hills, sometimes out behind the hills blinding our eyes. Â The visor was useful again.
So we were in Montana and todayâ€™s destination was Fargo, North Dakota. Â Distance about 600 miles / over 950 km. Â The traffic was quiet. Â As I once mentioned, there was always at least one semi truck in sight.Â The Yellowstone River ran beside us for a while. Â When we crossed it a second time, it continued its journey north and we turned east.
Our journey continued in a really windy weather. Â The wind was not really seen when there were few trees to look at. Â We felt it inside the truck when the wind blew in through the doors and fuel consumption was poor.
We arrived in North Dakota. Â The flat landscapes continued. Â Or at least I thought so. Soon the cenery was more hilly. Â It started to snow.
Missouri River in Mandan, North Dakota. Â I noticed that Lewis and Clark’s riverboat ad
, or harbor, had come into the picture.
TumbleweedsÂ flew across the road at a tremendous pace driven by a strong wind.Â A few lakes here and there.Â The bales are probably in the field all winter.
Fargo, North Dakota. Â We didn’t stay there overnight. Â Heikki decided to drive some more time so we wouldnâ€™t get into a Chicago traffic jam on Saturday morning. Â You need to think a few days in advance to keep traffic jams to a minimum. Â Especially if you have to drive through / next to big cities. Â There are so many things to consider in this job to make the ride run smoothly. Â Unexpected can happen, but there is nothing you can do about them.
The Minnesota welcome sign was really small. I barely noticed it.Â Yes, and earlier today, we moved to a new time zone again. Â We are now an hour behind our home time.
We drove for another hour and stayed the night.Â Â It rained and no evening walk. Â Heikki said heâ€™s going to start really early tomorrow morning to avoid the Minneapolis rush hour. Â And I promised to stay asleep!
If you like to follow my journey across the U.S please check my earlier blogs here.