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Jul 11, 2008 - Great Friends, Beautiful Coaches, and a Tornado

Our Monaco Rally was great. Chance to renew old friendships, make a few new ones and enjoy Monaco's hospitality. To answer the last question first, yes we left with the same coach we arrived in. For those now familiar with a rally, we had some 317 Monaco's meet at Willmar, MN. During the coarse of 4 days, Monaco service tech's repaired any 2 items free, with parts if needed cheap. Other major suppliers of Monaco where there doing similar work. All this while Monaco had 25 new coaches on display and wined and dined you. We had wine and...

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Sep 27, 2007 - Visit Family in MN

We stayed at a Casino Resort Granite Falls, MN. Not much is happening out here in South Central Minnesota. We have had thunderstorms and it has been very windy. We are here to show Marthica where I grew up and visit some family. The first day we were able to drive up to Kandiyohi and visit Joyce and Jerome and see there farm. From there we drove north and I showed here Spicer where our Playland was. It's all gone. An office building and Dairy Queen is on that spot now. We drove back southwest to Eagle Lake where I grew up. I showed her the...

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Family in Minnesota

Sep 13, 2006 - Darwin, MN "Big Ball of Twine"

Darwin, Minnesota's ball of twine weighs 17,400 pounds and was created by Francis A. Johnson who started wrapping the pieces of twine in 1950. According to what I read he spent four hours a day, every day wrapping this ball...odd hobby. We took a detour and pictures only because every time we would talk (dream) about doing what we are doing "J" would pipe up with "and yes...I'll get to see the biggest ball of twine" so we definitely couldn't pass up the opportunity. Unfortunately, although this one is the original (Mr. Johnson started this...

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Burning Fuel

Aug 31, 2006 - Cousin in Wilmer, MN

We visited my cousin Richard Engen and his wife Cheryl in Willmar. Richard is an architect and has an architecture firm in this thriving community about 100 miles west of the Twin Cities. We had champagne in our RV, which was parked in their driveway. We looked at pictures of our and their grandchildren. Then we went out to eat at a Greek restaurant and had a very enjoyable time talking about our families and world affairs. Richard and Cheryl are well read and very interested in local and world politics and events. It was a pleasurable and...

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The Kyser Chronicles

Jul 25, 2006 - Long Prarie, MN- not much to say.

Traveling though the corn and soybean fields of MN southwest from Grand Rapids, MN, we stopped at for the night at a town called Long Prarie. Even the campground owners were out of town. We had to leave the check in the front door of the office when we left in the morning. The town had the feel like aliens had come in and overtaken it- it looked OK on the surface, but you had the feeling that something just wasn't right. Well, at least that was what Gail and Mary decided was the deep dark secret in this quiet little town. It was a good...

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