Saturday, July 3, 2010

North Dakota

So here's the scoop...

After my daughter's husband made the decision to not be married anymore, in pursuit of other things, plans changed and it was no longer the best option to continue on in Florida.  Daughter made the decision to take a 3 month contract position in Alaska until other options could be considered. 

Well, when the hospital she had worked at in North Dakota heard the news they offered her a package that would have been unwise to refuse in exchange for returning to Minot.


We loaded up the truck and we moved to ... North Dakota, again.

But we decided not to move directly to Minot and decided instead upon the little town of Harvey, North Dakota.

Now you might be wondering about North Dakota about this time and may have some preconceived ideas about the state that might just not be entirely correct.

The area we chose has an excellent elementary school, a safe environment, and a lot of outdoor recreation available, less than a mile away.

A beautiful recreational area with a beach, boat ramp, and fishing docks.
Room to play and run without an enormous amount of people.

Isn't this just so Little House on the Prairie?
People who have not lived in one of the plains states do not always understand there is beauty here to be enjoyed.

Antelope really do play here...

There are rolling hills of various colors...

You can honestly leave your doors unlocked...

Over each rolling hill there is a different scene, velvety grass waving in the wind.

Room to breathe and regenerate after a difficult time...

beauty and

a little bit of time to be a kid again.

Happy 4th to you and yours!


Piney Rose said...

Well, Valerie, I was wondering why you were flitting all over the country - now I know. At least you can work whereever you are. That is, IF you still work for a company. I tried and just couldn't do it. Now have a local account and it suits me well. It is good that you and your granddaughter are able to spend some bonding time together and travel to many places! Happy 4th.

Shelia said...

Hi Valerie! I wish your daugther and you the very best in your new life!
Have a happy 4th and be a sweetie,
Shelia :

BECKY said...

Hi Valerie,
Wow sure do make the rounds! North Dakota is gorgeous! I can't even imagine having such wide open views!! I hope you will be very happy there!! No beach, though, huh? Not sure I could make it work!! HA!!!

Hugs to you sweetie!

Candace said...

Wow, North Dakota looks glorious. It seems like wherever your pictures are coming from your little companion seems to be loving life. DH makes fun of me because everywhere we go I want to live there, and now I haven't been there, but I want to live where you live.

Vicki said...

Hi, Valerie,
North Dakota looks like a lovely place to "settle down in"!! Wishing you and your family all the very best in your new adventure there. It is always a pleasure to hear from you. Sending love and hugs your way~ Vicki