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Mar 29, 2016 - The tires go 'round and 'round and BOOM!

On Monday morning, March 28th, we left Defeated Creek Campground in Tennessee and headed North. I wanted to go to Effingham, Illinois to the only RV park that I knew was open year-round on the way back to Minnesota, but Hazel was anxious to get back to the Twin Cities to see kids, grandkids, and son Andy's three cats. Cats? It seems that Andy and his wife left the day before for California for a few days, and had asked Hazel to check on the cats.. So, I set a course on the GPS to keep going all the way to the Walmart in Wisconsin Dells....

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Jul 11, 2015 - Day 4

Drive from Rockford to EauClaire to Duluth. Nice drive on Saturday. Lots of covered aluminum boats and canoes on top of cars. Lunch at rest stop one hour prior to Duluth. Route to KOA thru Duluth confusing then campground full. Backtracked to Buffalo House campground. Cool bar/restaurant/softball fields but showers coin operated! State trail right beside campground that smells like Christmas trees. Rode trail Sunday am to JC Cook Park (14 miles total) Took pics at swinging bridge across St Louis River.

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Sep 21, 2013 - Back in familiar territory

The trip from Cheyenne to here took several days and several RV parks without any decent internet service. We took I-80 through Nebraska and Iowa. The day we left Terry Bison Ranch, I checked with the office, and discovered that I-25 into Colorado was totally closed due to the flooding. As we were gassing up at the flying J just down the road, a lady in the lane next to me said she was headed to New Mexico and now was stuck for a second day here in Cheyenne. Not only have we had poor internet service, but also almost no TV so we have heard...

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Sep 13, 2013 - De Ohio, Pasando por Chicago - Rockford

de Ohio pasamos poer Indiana llegando a Illinois ahi nos alojamos en un muy lindo hotel de Rockford fuimos a un boliche espectacular cenamos y chupamos de mil (o sea a todo oje...), luego fuimos ala barra del bar y para ver si aun estamos activos nos levantamos 2 jovatas restauradas que realmente estaban fuertes, pero las dejamos con las ganas, al otro dia, previo apoliyar bien ya que teniamos champagne, whisky cerveza y buen morfi encima proseguimos viaje rumbo a Yellowstone cosa que tuvimos que tambien aprar previo en Mitchell en Sur...

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Blues Brothers Trip

Jun 13, 2013 - Leaving home

June 13, 2013 Weather: Rain & showers on PA turnpike, then sunny, low humidity and absolutely gorgeous in Ohio and the rest of the way. Temperature: 65-78 degrees The young Amish couple we chatted with in the food court of the Ohio turnpike service plaza said they too were from Lancaster County. They were on their way to visit friends in northern Indiana. We told them that we were on our way to Alaska in celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary. After wishing each other safe travels and returning to the Tahoe, Janie & I discussed the...

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Jun 6, 2013 - From Dresbach, Minnesota, through Wisconsin and into Illinois

We hit the 2,000 mile mark early in our travels today. Since about 50 miles into Minnesota, the scenery has gotten greener with more and more trees and rolling hills. Today, as we drive through Minnesota, Wisconsin and into Illinois, it was even more green and lush....VERY pretty! I'd heard of Dresbach, MN, so much since the last time my folks had been this way that we had to drive through town and look at it before crossing the Mississippi into Wisconsin. Looks like the freeway has come through and the "Dresbach Information Center" (we...

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Jul 21, 2012 - Ronald Reagan childhood home & John Deere

We visited Dixon, IL which was the childhood home of Ronald Reagan. The house he lived in has been preserved - it is a Sears Roebuck house built in the late 1800's that the Reagan family rented. President Reagan celebrated his 73rd birthday at the opening of this house museum. The high school he attended, the library and church that were very important and are noted in the Reagan tour of Dixon. There is a statute of him on a horse at the rock river park, where he worked as a life guard. Dixon was a fort at the time of the blackhawk war and...

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Summer 2012

Jul 20, 2012 - Rockford, il

We are at a campground w&e only, but close to the interstate and with lots of birds for Reggie. We explored the riverfront in downtown Rockford. According to Ray, we took the "cruise from hell" on thevForest City Queen. The boat held about 9 adults and 40 screaming elementary kids. Luckily we sat at the front and were able to understand most of the narration that provided a history of Rockford. Afterward we took trolley car 36,a short run along the river on old tracks in a 1920's car. At the end of the line, the seat backs were reversed for...

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Summer 2012

Jul 12, 2012 - We are in Illinois

We drove to Rockford, Illinois today. It was a long ride, since John doesn’t want to take the toll roads. Lots of road planning to avoid those nasty things. It really wasn’t too bad, I think we went about 40 minutes extra by going on side streets. Will have to find out how much the toll roads are versus driving around them. I think we will arrive in Rhode Island definitely before the 1st of August. Our park is called the Blackhawk Valley RV Campground and is really quite nice. We are under a couple trees, with lots of room between our...

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Yippee Tyo's!

Jul 5, 2012 - If I Toll You Once, I Toll You Twice....

Greetings from Rockford, Illinois! We departed Elkhart, Indiana-the RV Capital of America-this morning after spending 6 days there. Our primary reason was to visit the RV/Manufactured Home (MH) Museum. Our journal title alludes to the fact that every highway we have driven lately required you to pay a toll and being an RV, our fares were much higher. Needless to say, we avoided them as much as possible and used the side roads instead. We left Pennsylvania and headed west for the first time in almost 5 months and on the way to our evening...

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Aug 1, 2011 - Two months to the day

"R" day (for retirement) is two months to the day away. The days are both flying and dragging by. The good news is that our search for the right vehicle has changed dramatically, but it has also gotten more realistic. As I said in the earlier entries, after years of refusing to even think about retirement, now that Peggy has made the committment to pull the plug it's like being married to a brand new woman. The lady who was always the conservative one is showing her adventurous side quite openly now -- and as she lets go her idea of what...

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Oct 3, 2010 - The good old USA

Although we dealt mostly with people who could speak English, the Germans and Austrians did so with a heavy German accent. Catarina is a German, living in London, married to a Californian for an interesting mix of accents. We flew on British Airways with their mix of United Kingdom accents. We never knew which nationality would make an announcement next! In Chicago, our shuttle driver and our hotel staff are very friendly, easy-going Hispanics. We are feeling quite international! So, after sleeping in until 7, we re-organized and set out...

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