Cellpic Sunday – 13 August 2017

West Fargo, North Dakota.

Each summer, Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) hosts a week-long convention of their membership. Of interest to the general public, they offer nightly competitions for judging, vendor’s demonstrations and other displays. The conference is held in a different city each year and over the years, it’s been held in West Fargo at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds on eight separate occasions. The 2017 convention was held in West Fargo. Continue reading

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Richardton – Home of a Monastery on the North Dakota Prairie

Richardton, North Dakota.

On our way to Albuquerque and our annual family reunion, we headed west to travel a new route to Denver. Instead of our usual trip south to I-80, we headed on I-94 west and then south through Rapid City to spend some time in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Our route took us west to Dickinson, ND then south to Sturgis. As we got near the small town of Richardton, the two tall spires of the parish at Richardton’s Assumption Abbey rose above the town. Continue reading

But I Digress – Social Media

Fargo, North Dakota.

On this Monochrome Monday, I thought I would share my social media connections with you. Each week I feature a different theme and once a day I post an image to my social media accounts. Most are images from my gallery, not all of them were published here on Journeys with Johnbo. This week’s theme is #SteamIsKing and features both fixed and mobile steam engines captured on my travels.  Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 30 July 2017

Jamestown, North Dakota.

Early on a Monday morning, a colleague of mine and I were on our way to Bismarck for a week-long skills development class. Along the way, we stopped at Jamestown to grab some coffee and a quick restroom break. When we came out of the station, I noticed a caravan of two classic antique vehicles being fueled. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Satisfaction

Casselton, North Dakota.

This week, Jen H. shares a quote from H. Jackson Brown, Jr. He says, “Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.” With that, we are challenged to share something that brings satisfaction. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Houses of Worship – Country Churches in the Valley

Sheyenne Valley Scenic Byway.

The history of our country is closely tied to the religious beliefs of our ancestors. The country church in the opening photo is the Preston Lutheran Church. About four miles (6 km) north of the town of Fort Ransom, the church is located at the townsite of what was Preston, ND. As you can see in the photo, on the Sunday morning of our visit, the church congregation is still active. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Collage

Fargo, North Dakota.

We are home in Fargo this week, getting rested up from our 3200 mile road trip. For the photo challenge this week, Michelle Weber suggested that our focus could be a group of objects, captured either in real life or a collection of photos, a photo of photos as it were. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading