Sauntering, Our travels around the country
Maple Syrup Symposium (2007)
I spent November 3,4,5,6 deer hunting with my Uncle, Aunt, cousins, and friends in the Badlands of Western North Dakota.
We left early on Thursday morning from Hazen, North Dakota. Our first stop was Killdeer, where we planned to have breakfast. Well before we got to Killdeer one of the trailers hauling the hunting shack, tables, chairs, 5000 watt generator, and just about everything else that you need to set up camp got a flat tire. And yes we did not have a spare along. A spare off one of the campers fit, kind of, so for the rest of the way into Killdeer, with the tire rubbing on the frame we limped into Killdeer. While my Uncle went to buy a new tire we had breakfast, when we went into the restaurant the weather was cloudy when we finished breakfast the weather was snowing.
Yes there are mountains in North Dakota, well they call them mountains. This marker was located in parking lot of the gas station/cafe were we stopped to have breakfast. If you check on September 4, we hiked up the the Medicine Hole.
Our destination was about 15 miles west of Grassy Butte, North Dakota, where we set up camp.
The first evening at camp was Fleischkuekle night. Fleischkuekle is a German concoction that has a top secret recipe. I can tell you that the filling is spiced hamburger that is wrapped with a secret dough and then deep fried until golden brown. And oh so good.
We kept chasing a deer that we nicknamed Hartford, because he was so large.
Well two weeks later my brother went back out to the bad lands to try and fill his
buck tag. Well he did fill his tag, we don't know if it was Hartford but he was
a good sized buck.