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Sep 4, 2012 - Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

Crex Meadows is a 30,000 acre state wildlife management area. It's objective is to restore the area to its original condition of a brush prairie-wetland complex. It was altered by settlers in the late 1800s - wetlands were drained and much of the brush praire was allowed to grow into a jack pine-oak forest. As a result, much of the original native plants and animals were significantly reduced or completely disappeared. Habitat restoration efforts began shortly after the State of Wisconsin purchased the area in 1946. Wildlife response to...

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Sep 4, 2012 - Lake 26

Went to Lake 26 on July 11 - it's a pretty big lake but the beach is quite small. We were the only ones there for a while and the dogs had a great time in the water swimming and running around. Lucy actually learned to swim and would swim out to Jim and jump into his arms like a little kid trying to get out of the water. The water was quite shallow and warm - we were able to kneel out there and enjoy the water.

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Jul 4, 2012 - Independence Day Parade at St. Croix

There is always something going on at the park. On July 4th weekend there was a parade around the campground where Jerry the owner decorated his antique Fire Truck and other campers decorated bikes, golf carts and trucks and drove around the campground.

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Jun 1, 2012 - St. Croix Haven Campground

Going to put a small blurb here taken from the entry on the website. Finished our first week of work over Memorial Day Weekend which really broke us in - campground was packed with over 150 campers here. Rained a lotbut people enjoyed themselves anyway. This place is big for ATV's and a lot of campers bring them. Lots of kids and family oriented. Getting our campsite ready and enjoying a campfire. Took a drive down to the St. Croix River to take a look at it. Jim spent a lot of his time blowing up inner tubes which the campground uses...

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Sep 6, 2011 - Casino at Hinckley

It was time to leave Canada and head south to get repairs and maintenance done. We were pretty low on diesel so, for safety sake, we decided to put a few liters in to get us safely into the U.S. where fuel prices would be much lower. So, we left the KOA and stopped at Husky in town and soon we were on our way south to the border. We arrived at the border check point with just one car ahead of us. The agent asked the usual questions and we always answer truthfully....did we have fruit & vegetables? Yes we did, so the agricultural inspector...

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Jun 25, 2011 - Hinckley, Minnesota

I figured I would add a note about Hinckley, MN. It is a small town of about 1800 people located about halfway betweem the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Duluth. It was an area originally inhabited by the Ojibwe Indians (also known as Chippewa Indians). Founded in about 1865, the town was rapidly expanding as a logging town. Trees were abundant and rivers and railways made transporting lumber easy. All of that ended on September 1, 1894. After nearly three months of draught, small fires appeared in sveral places in the neaarby...

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Where RV Going Next?

Jul 25, 2010 - Hinckley, MN

Our decision to leave Aitkin, MN early ended up being a good one as we are now at a very nice resort with great amenities and the best internet connection so far this summer. It was easy spending nine days here!!! Oh, and the dinner specials at the casino were great as well. Bill even tried a round of golf --- a 1st since his back surgery

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Going Down MC's-LANE

Jul 7, 2010 - Hinckley, Minnestota

We left Rapid City on July 5th & drove up to the town of Pipestone, Minnesota for a one night stay. Our trip up I-90 was uneventful until we got east of Mitchell, South Dakota where we hit heavy rains. It came down so hard it was difficult to see the roadway, but the down pours were brief, thank goodness. We saw a corvette (that was heading west) lose control & it spun out into the center medium. That was scarey to watch. Monday night we spent in the town of Pipestone (at the Pipestone RV Campground). We got into the campground at the right...

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Oct 19, 2009 - Minnesota - Land of 10,000.....Bad Roads

The weather started out to be so warm this morning we actually thought about going golfing as the course at the casino was open. But then the wind started blowing so hard we had to bring in the canopy so there went that idea. I got a call from my scheduler at one of the companies and she asked if we would mind driving back to Carlton and audit the Black Bear Casino where we had just been on Sunday. With the weather being not so great, we decided to go. Can always use $75 + free buffet lunch! So drove the 75 miles up there, had a great...

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Following The Sun

Oct 4, 2009 - Family,Friends,&yearly business

Back to our wonderful rv spot in Hinckley at Dave's sister, Joyce & Virg's place. They have a fantastic place at the end of a road with a great yard(?) that gets bigger and better every time we see it and also have great apples and a big garden full of goodies. Dave barbqued steaks for all of us to celebrate my birthday and they were yummy. Now we have lots of business and visiting to take care of before we head south(we have to get south so Dave can fly back for deer hunting in MN.) Dave got to meet his great granddaughter for the first...

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year5-Here we go

Jul 26, 2009 - On the way back to Minneapolis/St Paul

The two weeks we were in Duluth really flew by….. The first day after my sister arrived from California we spent shopping at the mall for cameras; not for me but for each of my sisters….. Jan had just ruined hers when she spilled a glass of something in her purse where she kept her camera and Miriam never did have a digital one so it was fun helping them pick out new ones… They weren’t looking for anything as big as the one I carry around but just a small purse size. They both wound up with Kodak Easy Shares that will be ideal for them…....

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