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Oct 2, 2014 - Mississippi River in the rain.....

Luckily the rain held off until we got all set up at Pettibone Park... dogs walked... etc.. and now I'm almost asleep listening to the gentle rain on the A/S roof!!! ^_^ Love that sound... heavy on the "gentle"!! We stopped at the State Park for our lunch today... it was pretty much foggy the whole way down.. driving in a cloud... but not heavy enough to be dangerous. It's a great drive down Hwy #61 along the River. The leaves haven't turned a lot but there are some beautiful trees. I didn't try to take pics in the mist so you'll have to...

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Oct 1, 2014 - Here we are....

Had a fun time last night at Cooper's Pub in St. Louis Park with rellies!! It's a neat place but you can't hear yourself think! ha It was great to see everyone ... hopefully they will all get to come down to FL to see us this winter! ha Today we did our errands in Maple Grove... P has a new cover for his IPad that's much better than the old one!! And a new cord so he can plug it in. I looked at the new phones again and decided (again ) that if I can call and text it's all I need!!! Today was again cool and rainy... Ki did go our for a...

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Sep 29, 2014 - Progress!

Made it to KOA at Maple Grove.... it's like coming home when you get hugs from the guys at the desk! ^_^ It's a great park! It's kind of a surprise to see the trees down here almost more bare than the ones up in Bemidji!? We were considering staying up at the cabin one more night and heading out early on Tuesday.. *)* ... but that seemed way to 'chicken' so we did a forced march and got stuff all together by a bit after noon and took off for the southland. It's really fun to watch P do the routine of closing things down... he's really got...

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Aug 10, 2014 - Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul This area is definitely on the bottom of the list of the places that have been enjoyable to visit. Even though we did go to several interesting places as you can see in the pictures, the traffic was horrendous. As a matter of fact, it had more traffic problems than any of the cities we have visited including LA. Not even the 500 store Mall would make me want to return here. I will say that St. Paul was much less congested and easier to travel around. We did get to see the Capitol Building which was in St Paul and...

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Jun 3, 2014 - Wet pictures...

These are just a couple from right across the road from our lot! There were better ones down in the new area closer to the woods but didn't have the camera with... one neat one was of a picnic table perfectly reflected in a 8 ft pond of water it was sitting in! Today the weather has gotten itself together and pulled off one of those perfect days that come along sometimes in June! P has attended all the baseball games he can for now and tomorrow we head up to Duluth to see the sights for the first time in many years!! Wedding is on Saturday...

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Jun 2, 2014 - Busy, rainy weekend!

I'm trying to get some pictures of our 3+ inches of rain puddles here in the park!! Wow... rain amount at the Mpls Airport broke a record set in 1944. So it was interesting to get the dogs out and back in without getting drenched! ^_^ However during a lull in the pitter patter we let the girls enjoy a walk out into the far end of the park where they feel like they're home ... and Brandi was overjoyed to find a chipmunk hiding in the engine parts of the Park tractor! She and Lily spent several joyful minutes trying to dislodge/freak out the...

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May 30, 2014 - A week off!!! ^_^

Finally a week off!!!! ^_^ What a great feeling to not have to repack stuff and drive off again right away.... especially now that we’re in a nice shady quiet spot in our favorite KOA in Maple Grove! Lots of the stuff we encountered on the trail doesn’t get put on here ... like the things we see along the highway. First one of note was a bus carrying prisoners on highway clean up duty down below Atlanta on I-75. We see them often.. the buses must hold 40 bodies total... hopefully with a couple of them being guards plus the driver. They’re...

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Sep 29, 2013 - Beautiful Morning!!

Finally had a great night's sleep after a fantastic dinner at Buca's with JP & all the family together. Even had one of the best waiters I've ever met! ^_^ It was Homecoming night or something so we got to enjoy 'hundreds' of fancy dressed teens! ^_^ Buca is set up with lots of separate dining areas not just one big dining room... ours had us and a group of 22 kids! ?! Had a great time. Now we're enjoying the sunshine and waiting for the days plans to gel. Love to all.... God Bless! P & E

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Aug 26, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN

We are staying in Maple Grove, MN, just outside Minneapolis. The Upper Midwest is being hit with a heat wave with daily temps just over 100 degrees. After 11 months of great weather, we get our first really uncomfortable conditions in Minnesota! We intended to see some sights, but it was so hot that we decided to stay home and eventually we went out to dinner. The one place that I really wanted to see was Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. Besides being the newest major league park, I have heard it is one of the nicest and among...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Maple Grove MN

I have a little venting to do. If you call yourself a Mobile RV Service – or any other “service” for that matter – shouldn’t “service” be one of those things that you provide? Maybe even at the most basic level? Since this update has little substance – again – let me regale you with the reason for my venting. At about 10:00 Saturday morning I called a local mobile RV service to deal with our jack problem. Left a message. Owner called back in about an hour; said he would call his on-duty RV tech. OK. Tech calls me at about noon and says he...

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Jul 20, 2013 - Maple Grove MN

Well, we were up just after 7:00, everything unhooked on the outside and everything secured inside, engine started, slides pulled in and the dog was getting his final walk…then it happened. Well, actually ¾ of it happened. 3 of the 4 leveling jacks retracted like they’re supposed to while one of them didn’t. Sooooo, that means we are stuck here in Minneapolis for at least tonight. We called a mobile service guy and he said he would try to get out here late this afternoon but that didn’t happen so we are hoping he will get here early...

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Jul 19, 2013 - Maple Grove MN

Well, today was another do-not-much kind of day up until when we headed off towards Minneapolis. Michele had a hair appointment at 10:00 and while she did that I did some minor cleaning things to the bus in preparation for hitting the road in the morning. After my significant amount of labor, I did squeeze in a short nap after lunch just in case we were late getting home after the game. Never can be too careful. About 3:30 we headed off into the city for the last time. The last thing MB wanted to visit before we headed to the field was the...

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