Wednesday, October 26, 2016
A PACT Between Nations
In Real time last weekend we were finally able to get in the Beach trip and I hope to make a post about that soon, but I really wanted to keep my timeline in order to finish up the posts I wish to share from my September trip! I was away for 4 days then I ran out of Data uploading all my photos finally did get all the photos I wanted on Flickr..now I hope to get the beach trip on there. Blogger removed my slideshow that keeps you linked to my Flickr Photo account if you wish to keep up with ALL my photos you can go to
My camp at Lake Metigoshe way up on the border of Manitoba Canada and Dunseith, ND enabled me to get an early start to visit the International Peace Garden that sits right on the border of our two nations! If you ever get close you should go and enjoy this awesome garden. It was July 14, 1932 when this Garden was dedicated and this is what is written on the rock cairn that is the dividing center:
I'm sure it depends on the time of year you visit as to exactly what kind of flowers you will see, so this is the fall version, as I was here on Sept, 18th and this is the 49th parallel so they are in plant hardiness zone of 2B...so it's u-p there!
I was amazed at the mirror images of the North and South sides of the garden...so when you stood on the North side you were in Manitoba, Canada, and on the South side in ND, USA!
I took a million photos or so it seemed...and none do this place justice.
I hope you can see this is a large hand freeing a dove in the center of the fountain...
following the walkways from the parking lot up to and beyond the sunken garden take you up the hill towards the Peace Towers and the Peace Chapel.
along the way are all sorts of beds full of various plantings...
I liked this peacock with his tail in flowers..
Up on the hill is a tribute Garden to the 9/11 memorial on the South side
this brought back vivid memories for me..so I sat down and cried my eyes out!
the bell Tower is on the North side and it chimes every 15 mins and plays a really nice tone on the hour..
when you finally reach the Peace Towers its fantastic!
However the towers are crumbling so they will be torn down and something as yet undecided will replace them...
The Peace Chapel is right next to the towers ...inside there are quotes lining the walls written on stone...
the grounds around the Peace Garden are spectacular in the natural setting as well...
I enjoyed walking through this archway of tomatoes and greenbeans in the vegetable garden area..
some of the beds had been freshly planted for fall and were not quite full enough to see what the full effect of the blooms will be
and some of my favorites like Sedum were in their glory! Here it is paired with blue spruce!
You really have to see it for yourself! I left the garden in the late afternoon after reentering the USA you have to show your passport to get back into the States when you leave the garden...so be prepared for that. There is a very expensive campground at the Garden I did not do that, its is a $15 entry fee well worth it! We drove west to Mohall, ND a small town that was in the middle of the windiest day EVER! I stopped at their fairgrounds to spend the night
and watched the sun set...
I have found that municipal parks are cheap and can be nearly empty of other campers. This one however was expensive, but it came with a bath house, hot showers, trash cans and Electricity! $20
Casey and I couldn't wait to get out of the wind and move on to the West border of ND and Montana for our next stop!!
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.