It’s a beautiful Friday morning with blue skies and puffy clouds as we drive 50 miles north to Lake Sakakawea, a huge reservoir created by the completion of Garrison Dam in 1956. It is the second or third largest man-made lake in the United States by area or volume and sports over 1,300 miles of shoreline.
On our way back to Bismarck we stop near the city of Underwood to watch the huge crane digging coal from the open pit Falkirk Mine. From our vantage point the cab of the crane is at least five times the height of a large Caterpillar earth-moving machine working nearby. Fascinating!