Visit #3, Bowden Lions Club, Monday evening September 12, 2011

We left Grand Forks about 2 p.m. We stopped and checked in to the motel in Carrington where we’d be spending the night. Then we drove on to Bowden. We arrived early so drove around town. We pulled up to the Bowdon Café just as members were arriving.

The Bowden Lions are a friendly bunch. About half their members were at the meeting. Harvest claimed the attention of some. Lion President Larry Crowder, a former member of the Stanley, ND Lions Club deserves a great deal of credit for rejuvenating the Bowden Lions. They were an attentive audience. I was able to present a couple of new member certificates and booklets. The Bowden Café has our endorsement if you’re ever in that neck of the woods. I was impressed that Bowden Lions invited a stranded traveler to be their guest for supper. Their lutefisk fundraising dinner is in November. I wish Brenda and I were in the area for that.

We left Bowden about 8:15 heading toward Carrington on Highway 200. About 15 minutes down the road we got up close and personal with a big buck. It was like an explosion of plastic—you know cars these days! Our vehicle was still drivable after the collision, but the deer will likely end up as coyote chow. We called 911 to report the accident and were told to meet a Carrington Police officer back at our motel. He was there when we drove up and we got the necessary reports filed.

Grand Forks to Carrington: 131
Carrington to Bowdon: 28.5
Bowdon to Carrington: 28.5 (overnight)
Total mileage for the visit: 188
Mileage for the week: 188
Mileage for the month: 671
Mileage for the year: 671

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