Sunday, July 13, 2014

Oh we love those U Haul trucks

Sunday, July 13 Medora, ND to Dickinson, ND
39.5 miles

We did a short day today and found out that even when Dave ices several times and uses Advil in prescription doses, he is still having ankle swelling and leg cramps. He also is having hip pain in the hip that was dislocated previously. (Long story.)

Unfortunately the terrain is still hilly and will be through much of North Dakota and that makes the tendon problem worse.

So, since we are now in a big enough town to have some U Haul dealers we decided to again rent a U Haul and drive to Minneapolis where we can stay with family and he can rest up and see if this improves. Hopefully it will improve enough to continue on, but if not our van is there and we can drive home. 

The U Haul company gives up to 4 days to drive to Minneapolis so we can drive for shorter days and we can stop and camp and Dave can put his feet up and ice.

Hopefully everything will improve, but if not we can still do some traveling later this summer and/or fall with the dogs and our camper.

If it all works out well we could possibly connect again with our traveling buddies, Dale and Lorriann, and do some more biking with them. So we'll see what the future brings.

I'll post more tomorrow about our travels the last couple of days.
The picture is of the Painted Canyon in the Theodore Roosevelt national park.


  1. Have stood in that same spot...have hunted north of TR National Park a number of times.

  2. I would like to go to that park. It looks lovely.