Minnesota to Washington Road Trip Day One

I have often thought I would like to travel through Kansas this time of year and see the fields of sunflowers. So I was really surprised to see so many fields of them in North Dakota!  The first fields of sunflowers I came across on this trip were on the western edge of Minnesota and then in North Dakota they appeared all along interstate 94. What a treat!

Sunflower fields

Along the interstate and right at an exit is the world’s largest scrap-metal sculpture (earning a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records). “Gesse in Flight,” by sculptor Gary Greff towers 110 feet high.  I took a couple of quick pictures and resisted the urge to hang around until sunset, which was a little more than an hour away to take more.

Geese in flight

This sculpture sits up on a hill and the view from here was great, I could see for miles.

View from Exit

I stayed the night in Dickinson, a town on the western edge of North Dakota and started my drive through Montana today.


Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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2 thoughts on “Minnesota to Washington Road Trip Day One

  1. That post brings back some lovely memories of travels with my husband during the years we lived full-time in our fifth wheel. We stayed in Lemmon, SD (and SD is ALSO full of sunflower fields!) which is just below the SD/ND state line. We often traveled up to Dickinson and I love that sculpture, too. There are some other great ones on the road that goes south from Dickinson – not the metal but other sculptures that are sky-high. You are headed (were headed!) into some beautiful country through Yellowstone River country. What a beautiful trip you are taking.

  2. Thank you for the photos. Love the sunflowers and the sculpture. You have shared this with someone who never will see them in person and I enjoy them as if I were there. 🙂

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