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SOUTH DAKOTA: Wildlife Loop and Wind Cave National Park

June 11th ~ South Dakota ~ Yesterday we had been so enamored by Custer State Park that we decided to return to see more of it. The southern portion of the park has a Wildlife Loop where buffalo can often … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore National Park

June 10th ~ South Dakota, just outside of Custer State Park ~ Another full day. We all came back to the RV pretty bushed last night, so now I’m playing catch-up on my blogging. I might just do a condensed … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Badlands National Park

June 9th ~ South Dakota ~ BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Designated a National Monument in 1939, it is a relatively young National Park, getting that status in 1978. Drawing around a million visitors a year, the parks 244,000 acres is home … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Dignity of Earth and Sky Statue

June 8th ~ Chamberlain,  SD We decided to have a shorter day. Our only scheduled stop was to see the Dignity Statue which is located at a rest stop/information center overlooking the Missouri River along I-90 near the town of … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Falls Park, Porter Sculpture Garden, Corn Palace

June 7th ~ Mitchell, South Dakota ~ We had a full day, and I am concerned that we may be stretching Shirley a bit. She is not used to doing this much walking and I can see her getting weary … Continue reading

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IOWA: Grotto of the Redemption

June 6th ~ West Bend, IA ~ One does not expect to find a site sometimes billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World’ in a small town in rural NW Iowa, with an estimated population of only 700 people. … Continue reading

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IOWA: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

June 5th ~ West Branch, IA ~ As we expected, there is a bit of a learning curve when a third party joins us in the RV. We were up around 8:00 this morning, but by the time we got … Continue reading

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IOWA ~ Our Return Trip With Tim’s Mom Begins

June 4th ~ Chrisman, IL to West Liberty, IA Well, we are back on the road today. This time Tim and I have company (besides Gus that is). Tim’s mom, Shirley has joined us in the RV for the return … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS ~ ITS ALL ABOUT ASHLEY AND WILL’S WEDDING!

MAY 31st – June 2nd ~Chrisman, IL The rest of our time in Illinois, it was all about THE WEDDING! Ashley is smart, beautiful, tiny, sweet, and Tim’s niece. She is the only child of his brother Larry and sister-in-law … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS: Small Town USA

May 26th-31st ~ Hume, Illinois ~ Tim is from a split family, as many of our friends are. Growing up in a small farming community, everyone knows everyone. When we come back to his home town area, we try to … Continue reading

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