Got rolling again at 2pm. Cost me $400-something for three frayed wires, new transmission gasket thingie & replacing transmission fluid (again), an evap something or nother. And hopefully, that’s that — no more trouble rest of trip.
On the way out of Grand Forks, ND, I shot this one for you. I think those disks cover earlier neon tubing holes — indicating that this sign must have been retexted at least once:
On to West Fargo — a roundie building housing a liquor store:
Lots of stuff from Fargo proper. Nodak is an appliance, clothing, etc. store. It’s also the nickname for North Dakota, of course:
Super cute, no?
This is a replica of the original sign — part of a building renovation around 2000. While I applaud the effort — and it’s a nice big sign which cost quite a lot I’m sure — but I think that channel lettering (metal surround the letters) looks kinda cheesy:
I’m betting there was another name before “Metro”, matching the green color, font, and embossing of the “Drug” portion. The arrow was probably bulbs or neon. But I’m grateful that this is still here:
Back to Minnesota for some things. This one’s in Dilworth:
Also in Dilworth. I like how the sign is integrated into the building. And the way those drainage pipes extend way, way out to the edge of the sidewalk:
Out of daylight but Dee came through for this one in Detroit Lakes:
One more from Detroit Lakes before hitting the highway back to ND. A bar with some decorative glass block:
It was a very long journey back to ND. I wanted to get to Jamestown to get set up to shoot the giant buffalo, a faux Conestoga wagon, etc. Should have been a couple of hours from Detroit Lakes but torrential crazy rain with sideways lightening made it a real white knuckle journey. Had to drive 25 and 30 mph most of the way because I could barely see in front of me and was worried about flash flooding. But we made it. Not much sleep but I’ll get by with coffee and knowing I only have four more days to shoot. From Central MN back to Brooklyn, it’s a 21 hour drive — so there will be no messing around — must hit the interstate on Friday night.