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Fargo to Twin Cities

Sometimes driving can become boring, so on a recent trip to the Twin Cities from Fargo, my husband and I decided to take a different route than the usual I94 (Interstate 94).

And so it was that we came across Interstate 10. The route is about 10 miles longer and 30 minutes more to drive but it was well worth it.  We did have to slow down as we went through small towns but most of the time the speed limit, currently at 65, went anywhere from 35 – 55 mph and only for a very short period of time. In addition, there were fewer trucks and traffic which made for a very pleasant drive.

There is one rest area on the way in the town of Frazee which is about 1 hour from Fargo. The rest area is on the left (instead of the right) and was very clean. My husband noticed that the benches (including the picnic tables) were made of granite or perhaps quartz. I wonder how much it cost to put those in as granite can be very expensive.

Frazee Rest Area

Frazee Rest Area Bench

Frazee Picnic Tables

The drive was very scenic with rolling hills and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) track following the route of the highway. I hadn’t realized that the BNSF is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. Just an interesting tidbit …

Yes, this drive back to the Twin Cities was less stressful than if we had driven back on Interstate 94.

 

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