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Eric Bergeson: Trip home across the vast west


The American West is vast and varied, as I am reminded annually when I trek across the entire expanse from southwest to northeast on the way back home to reality.

The weather forecast determines the route, and this time storms predicted for the West Coast made me think the mountain passes might be clogged with white stuff.

Best to cling to the Mexican border on I-8 out of San Diego, I decided.

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Eric Bergeson

Eric Bergeson is the third generation owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, Minn., a business started by his grandfather in 1937. He also writes a weekly column for several newspapers in northwestern Minnesota. He has published four books, including most recently Pirates on the Prairie, which the Minneapolis Tribune called "a Minnesota cultural and historical treasure." You can read more from Eric at his website, The Country Scribe