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Jun 5, 2019 - Valley Fair and Pool

Going to be here for the month of June visiting one of the three sets of grand kind we have sprawled out over the States. Saw Dave and Roberta's new house and ate BBQ with them and the grandkids. Went to the Valley Fair, which is an amusement park with a water park element. I went on one ride and so did Mary. Roller coasters arent our thing, but we still had fun being chauffeured in antique cars and lounging. Hung around the pool here at the camp, and we plan on a lot of pool days and bbq nights.

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May 29, 2019 - Flandrau State Park

Due to the three day holiday weekend, we blasted through only staying at way side freeway rest stops. First night was between Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. Found out that a tornado hit just one day later. Second stop was near Wyanet Illinois, and then just North of Des Moines, Iowa. Hit a ton of rain and wind, which I hate while driving the bus. Got to the State Park in New Ulm and while setting up we saw a bunch of deer. Lots of flooding in the area, but we managed to avoid the high water. Swimming pond won't open until the day we leave, but...

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May 25, 2016 - Dirty bird

When we got back from supper last night I wanted to turn both air conditioners on for a while to cool the motorhome down before we went to bed. Well neither one would run. So after thinking about it I had two things I wanted to check this morning. I had noticed a bird or two flying away from the motorhome as I was walking towards it at home. I got up on top of the motorhome first thing this morning and found the problem, both units were packed with bird nests, eggs and dead baby birds. The refrigerator vent was the same way. As bad as that...

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Sep 27, 2011 - Falling Walnuts

Mostly dairies and corn fields since we left Fargo on our drive to New Ulm, Mn. where we checked into Flandreau State Park. When we were driving to our site we thought someone was throwing something at us but it turned out to be walnuts falling from the trees. Little doubt that fall is on the way because the trees go from dark green to bright yellow interspersed with some of the prettiest shades of bright red I've ever seen.

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Jun 28, 2011 - Belle Plaine, Le Sueur and New Ulm

Another glorious day with sunshine the entire day and fabulous temps as well. Could hardly wait to hit the road this morning – today’s destination was southwest of Apple Valley to New Ulm with several scheduled stops along the way. Our first stop was in Belle Plaine, the “beautiful prairie” and home to one of the most unusual tourist attractions in the nation – a real two-story outhouse. The five-holer is connected by a skywalk to the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House. Samuel Bowler, the home’s second owner, added the “skycrapper” to...

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Aug 12, 2007 - Harkin Store

Still from Peaceful Valley Campsites, in Le Sueur, approximately 60 miles SW from Minneapolis. Another day (yesterday, Saturday).....that must mean that we saw another site of the Minnesota Historical Society. You know what....you're right!!!! This time, it was Harkin Store, located eight miles NW of New Ulm, Minnesota, in the center of what was then the town of West Newton. In 1870, West Newton was a thriving town, serving riverboat travel on the Minnesota River. The town consisted of a hotel, a livery stable, a brewery, a sawmill, a wagon...

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We're Wingin' It

Jul 21, 2007 - Day 27, New Ulm, MN - Rest Day!

Hi everybody! This is Susan writing this time. Here is the town we are in: http://www.newulm.com/. It is beautiful here! Warm and no humidity with a wonderful breeze. The area is lovely. We will venture out in a little bit after we finish the rest day chores of cleaning the bike and doing laundry. We are also working to post pictures of the places Michael has been so far. I arrived New Ulm yesterday around 2pm on Friday. The flight was good, and the 2 hour drive to New Ulm was a pleasure. There were so few cars on the road, unlike the DC...

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Jul 20, 2007 - Day 26, New, Ulm MN

Tyler to New Ulm - another day on Hwy 14! Seems like we will ride this particular highway forever. The road is busy and a very narrow highway so it means watching for traffic coming and going but more importantly staying on the pavement as there is nothing beside a soft gravel shoulder that is very unforgiving if you go off the road. My riding buddy found this out today as we approached New Ulm he lost control for just a second and ended up taking a nasty fall! The problem with this fall was I was following and when Bob dumped his bike on...

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