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North Dakota Photo Blog

One of the greatest joys in life is exploring new places. Here is a little sampling of our recent trip to North Dakota. The last two pic’s are my favorites. Enjoy! ks

ND Train Bridge

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge crossing over the Missouri River, Bismarck ND

ND River

The Wild Rice River, half way between Colfax and Abercrombie, SE North Dakota

ND Fort

Fort Abercrombie, SE North Dakota. (They paved the highway right through the middle) Fort life, although charming 150 years later, was a heck of a lot of work.  

ND Horses

Walcott, ND. Our new friend Dana T, on whose property we were trespassing, taking pictures, warmly welcomed us onto her place. She had no choice as we were already on her property! Hospitality is in no short supply.

ND Kitty

Walcott, ND. Dana had no shortage of cats (and kittens) either. Mrs. Swaim was so close, I mean really, very close, to bringing this one home. Pretty cute indeed!

ND Shoe Shine Man

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, Shoeshine Man. “May I take your picture?” “People doo it awl de tiiime. My name is Paul (he dropped the L, it sounded like Paw), I been shinin’ shoes for 10 years. I shined cars befo’ dat. I got 28 kids.” (I almost past out) “But,” he said with a wink, “I been married 5 times.” “I was in World War II. In Garmany.” “How old are you Paul?” “I’m 95. I like having something to do.” The blingy watch and outfit says it all! Worst luck of all… I was wearing flip-flops! Cheers to you Paul, I hope we meet again. 

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  1. Carla says
    Sep 20, 2023 at 4:10 PM

    I love your stories; the places you travel to, the people you meet and the adventurous spirit behind it all. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • says
      Sep 21, 2023 at 1:33 PM

      Carla, so glad you are enjoying them with us! We appreciate you. Cheers, ks

  2. Michele says
    Sep 20, 2023 at 4:24 PM

    Thanks, Linda and Ken, those pics were fun! There's nothing like talking to the "natives."

    • says
      Sep 21, 2023 at 1:34 PM

      Very honored for a compliment from you. You see the best with your family. And you are correct, talking to locals is the best part of any trip. Cheers, ks

  3. Dixie says
    Sep 20, 2023 at 7:14 PM

    Oh thank you for sharing, I love photography. These are great. Mrs. Swaim is indeed very cute, and so is Mr. Paul.

    • says
      Sep 21, 2023 at 1:35 PM

      Thank you Dixie. Glad you enjoyed them. I think they are pretty cut too! Cheers, ks

  4. Mary says
    Sep 20, 2023 at 11:09 PM


    • says
      Sep 21, 2023 at 1:36 PM

      Mary, you know we love you! Sorry we did not bring her home. Definitely some regrets from Mrs. Swaim on that one. Cheers, ks

  5. Rebecca says
    Oct 07, 2023 at 11:43 PM

    Thank you for sharing. We would have brought the kitten home. We now have three cats.

    • says
      Oct 13, 2023 at 6:54 AM

      Maybe we should have! Cheers, ks

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