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Jul 24, 2015 - Ashby, Minnesota

We are now in Ashby, Minnesota staying at a nice campground just off I 94. It's a one night stop and a very nice place as we look over two small lakes. Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes so I guess that's not surprising. Before we left Fort Abraham Lincoln in Mandan, North Dakota this morning, we took a walk along the shore of the Missouri River. It was peaceful and quiet and one could imagine the Lewis and Clark expedition coming up the river in 1804 and then down the river on their way home in 1806. In the distance we could see the...

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Jun 23, 2014 - Day 6 Another easy day

What a great day for traveling! I-94 was pretty nice, once we got out of the Minneapolis area. I guess Ohio isn't the only state with crazy drivers! And of course, every little bump in the road is amplified greatly in a vehicle of this size so a couple of times, for 5 mile stretches we thought we might lose some fillings in our teeth. The campground is very small, but it's nestled in the middle of farmland and the view is spectacular! On one of the pictures, I zoomed in as far as I could because I saw a large shadow in a tree in the...

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May 13, 2013 - Rough roads

Sunday was clear and cool - upper 30s. We had breakfast at the Flying J and hit the road. All of this part of northern Iowa is farm country. We climbed, what seemed like most of the trip north, into Minnesota before stopping at a Cabelas store on Owatonna, MN. Ginger got her chest waders and a pair of wading shoes. We continued north through rolling hills, more farm country (LARGE farms) and again saw hundreds of wind turbines. We stopped at a SECOND Cabelas store in Rogers, MN to try to locate a few other items. Two Cabelas stores in one...

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Jul 15, 2012 - N. Dakota to Minnesota

Not much to report. We went to downtown Medora for breakfast and some "talking", at the coffee shop. There's been plenty of talking going on everywhere, on this trip. Can you believe that one?? But what nice people we have met along the way. We got back to the campground, hooked up, and we were off. We took I94, passing a lot of open farmland; mostly corn crop. We entered Minnesota about 4:30 (the clocks are now ahead 1 hour). After driving a bit, the terrain changed to more farmland, but with plenty of trees. Love the trees. We both...

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2012 Northwest Trip

May 5, 2012 - New Lisbon, WI to Ashby, MN

May 5 New Lisbon, WI/Ashby, MN Departed in the morning with 51 degrees. The WI weather has been overcast, cool with on and off thunderstorms or very heavy rain at times. Came to Minneapolis on Route 94 to find one lane closed and evening rush hour and inched forward for over an hour; all of this in a REALLY heavy downpour. We’re so glad to reach Ashby and the Prairie Cove Campground. It’s been a LONG day and I’m cranky and ready to be off the road. And I haven’t driven a mile yet. Richard seems to be happy doing the driving. Thank goodness....

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Aug 26, 2011 - Suprising

Lola and I have spent the last two days crossing North Dakota. It's only about 360 miles across but we managed to turn it into a 600 mile trip. A very friendly retired teacher at the North Dakota info center told us about all kinds of stuff to see along I-94 and we took her advice. The enchanted Highway is a 40 mile side trip that has tall artwork made by local farmers. We stopped in a small town called Beach (?????) and bought some pottery by a local woman. The Teddy Roosevelt National Forest is just off the interstate and full of...

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