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Sep 15, 2016 - Blue Mounds State Park

2016-09-15.Blue Mounds State Park Roadie and I walked this morning in Clear Lake State Park before we left. It was about 62 degrees and looked like rain was on the horizon. Sure enough, our 200 mile trip to Blue Mounds State Park in far southwestern Minnesota was marked by wild thunderstorms and a deluge. Meanwhile, our weather radio was blaring its warning about flash floods. So, of course, we drove on, finally arriving at the park at the height of the storm it seemed. Both of us got soaked in the short time it took to run to the office to...

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Sep 29, 2006 - Little House on the Prarie

Went to De Smet, ND, home of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Toured 1 of her "little house" homesites, school, town, etc. Finally ended up at Blue Mound (MN) State PArk -near National Monument of the same name. Most expensive campgrn yet-$21. Home to 1 of the 2 quarries where America Indians mined the soft red rock that made ALL peace pipes used in America.

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Aug 30, 2006 - Part 8 Blue Mounds and a Black Eye

Our odyssey left the Oregon Trail. We drove north along the Missouri River on I 29 and the along the banks of the Big Sioux River. We went through the three Siouxs. First, Little Sioux, Iowa, then Sioux City, Iowa, and lastly Sioux Falls, SD, before we turned east on I 90. We drove through rich farm land with fields of corn, alfalfa, wheat, etc. Cows were is the pastures. There was the ubiquitous grain elevator in every small town beside the railroad. Some looked like they had fallen into disuse. We noticed a new addition — a few ethanol...

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