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Aug 20, 2011 - Milepost 8345 - Carthage IL (Home!)

After we visited Rocky Mountain National Park, we were essentially done with the planned activities for our Northwest Passage trip. I’d guess many have had the feeling that when you make the turn for home, you really want to get home. We were the same. It was nice zipping down to Angel Fire to visit and it was great exploring northern Colorado and southeast Wyoming. But we always had that feeling in the back of mind that it was time to come home. We fairly blew across Nebraska, with only a hope of seeing a couple old friends in the Omaha...

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Oct 6, 2007 - Carthage IL (22 Jul - 6 Oct)

Had a lovely drive on back roads to Carthage IL. Our trusty navigation system threw us a curveball. We followed the directions it gave, and ran smack dab into a ferry crossing on the Illinois river. Scary, but we made it on the boat and off with little damage. Unfortunately, we scrapped the car tow getting off, and damaged the safety cables a little bit—not too bad. We parked at Mom & Dads for just about 2 months. Had side trips to New Mexico to get household goods and go to two retirement ceremonies. We also took a three week tour of...

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