I had a final few small items fixed on the motorhome today and then I headed north. Usually, snowbirds head south this time of year, but I bucked the trend and headed north. Forest City is only about 15 miles south of the Minnesota border, so I was cruising through the Minnesota countryside in no time. There were many agricultural fields as I headed towards Minneapolis.
Many of the fall leaves have been falling from the trees. I still saw colorful fall leaves, but many were on the ground. I was able to sneak through most of Minneapolis before rush-hour traffic. It is an interesting experience to be driving a long vehicle (about 65 feet motorhome and Jeep combined) and have cars going by and in and out of lanes all around. I basically picked a lane and tried to not change lanes and kept cruising.
I stopped in a RV park in St. Cloud. No one was in the office, but they left a plastic box outside the table with a registration page. I filled out the form, wrote a check for $20 and drove around to find a site with 50 amp electrical service.
I was getting set up and discovered there was no water. I tried several camp site and no water was available anywhere. I talked with some other campers and they said the owners just blew air in all the water lines to close down the water for the winter. It is supposed to freeze in a couple of days so they got the campground all ready for the Minnesota COLD winter. I thought I might do a load of laundry, but with no water, that plan went out the window.
I walked around the area and enjoyed the countryside and fall colors. I had a chance to meet a couple from Minnesota that just started living fulltime in their motorhome this past summer. They were staying in Minnesota through this weekend and then were headed to Florida. Another man came over to talk with us and he has been living fulltime in his motorhome for 6 years. I really enjoy comparing stories. I like to ask people where they are headed next. You get all kinds of responses. I think they thought I was a bit odd for wanting to visit Fargo, North Dakota. We are scattering in different directions.