|Grasshoppers in the Fields, second sculpture on the Enchanted Highway. Photo by Debi Lander.|
The next one, over-sized grasshoppers, was a little better but still a long way down the road, more than five miles.
Two young guys were behind us and we asked if they had done the highway before. They hadn't and were less than impressed too. They and we decided to try one more.
|Angler's Dream; they were getting better but we'd seen enough. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|New Salem Sue is one big bovine. Photo by Debi Lander.|
|Debi tries to hug a hoof. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Sue has a great view. Photo by Debi Lander.|
Sue was constructed back in 1974 by the New Salem Lions Club at a cost of $40,000. The detour to visit Sue provides an udderly delightful break in your drive and we strongly advise a stop.
|Setting up the e-moo-tional family photo. Photo by Judy Wells.|
The next day we had the Jamestown's Frontier Village, the world's largest buffalo and the National Buffalo Museum with its herd, including White Cloud the sacred white bison, to look forward to.
Driving across North Dakota is not a particularly exciting or scenic road trip. Dave Barry summed it up saying, "I like it better when I'm away from it." We good girls are pretty easily entertained and since we stopped to visit New Salem's cow, Sue, we thought a photo of the world's largest buffalo was mandatory. Heck, it was this towns' statue that pushed New Salem to erect the cow!
|The sign speaks for itself. Photo by Debi Lander.|
|We looked at the Frontier Village but kept going. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|We would have been very safe crossing the field. Photo by Debi Lander.|
|Nothing like bison headgear to start the day. Photo by Debi Lander.|
|We tried it all. Photo by Judy Wells.|
We had no luck, spying neither brown nor white bison. Having already gotten up close and personal with the beasts and their history and importance, we declined to pay the entrance fee to the museum's innards but had a ball trying on buffalo head gear in the large shop.
Still, not seeing any of the now three albino bison in the herd was a disappointment.