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Sep 17, 2014 - Worthington, MN - Moving West

(Ron Writing) Yesterday we spent a relaxing day in Blue Earth. We went to the downtown area to do a little grocery shopping and stumbled upon a great little farmers market where Elena ended up purchasing more food than at the grocery store. We are camped at the fairgrounds which is a very nice quiet spot with full hookups. There’s also a nice long walking trail we used to get some exercise. This morning we left Blue Earth with the intention of driving west to Worthington to do our laundry this afternoon. As we were driving through...

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Jul 28, 2013 - Worthington, MN

We were driving into town and noticed a very pretty park right by a lake. Then we saw RV's. It turned out to be a municipal park with electric only hookups but had great views of the lake. It was fairly quiet and peaceful. We lucked out for the night. Our drive there through Minnesota was nice. It is a very pretty state. We also took a detour down to Iowa to see Spirit Lake which was great. On the way there we had to stop and take a photo of a drive-in movie theater out in the middle of a corn field; no town or anything, just corn fields as...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Worthington, MN

Tue, 09 Jul: On the roll again, this time heading east. After some five plus weeks in western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming it is time to mosey. So we moseyed. We got underway a few minutes before eight and headed east on I 90. Following the rain and thunderstorms of the past few days, the weather was pretty good. In fact, other than a crosswind from the north, we'd classify the weather as pretty close to perfect. We changed drivers every hundred miles, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation made it easy for us to do so by...

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2013 Travels

Jun 28, 2011 - The World's Biggest Ball of Twine

It felt kinda strange just 'Bama and I headed down the road together this morning. Sam was following in the jeep as we only had about 7 miles to go to the dealer. Get there without incident and early. After giving the service advisor our list, he says, he thinks it'll be a couple of hours. Okie, dok, know of a good local place for breakfast. He says if it was him, he'd go to Nelson Brothers, down the interstate. Well we know right where that is, because it's the turn off to the campground we had stayed at for two nights. Off we go. Very...

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Oct 22, 2010 - Worthington, MN - Portage, Wisconsin

Another beautiful, sunny,though windy day greets us this morning. After we go into Walmart to pay our 'camping fee' (buying things we can't live without!) we are off again on I-90 East. It is about 55 degrees F and the wind is coming from the south; it takes concentration to stay in your lane on the interstate. It is very flat here; Minnesota was once a sea of prairie grass at the eastern edge of the Great Plains, home to large herds of buffalo. Today, it has fertile farmland, with pastures, barns and stands of trees. The fall harvest is...

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Oct 21, 2010 - Rapid City, SD - Worthington, Minnesota

This morning we are off to see Mount Rushmore; it is another beautiful day with a temperature of about 66 degrees Fahrenheit at 9 am. It is about a 14 mile drive up the road, so enough time to read up on the history. In 1923, Doane Robinson, superintendent of the South Dakota Historical Society came up with the idea to carve a massive memorial from stone that was large enough to put South Dakota on the map. He wanted to use western figures such as Lewis & Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody and legendary Sioux warriors. He sent a letter to sculptor...

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Oct 20, 2009 - World's Largest Ball of Twin (By One Man)

We pulled out of Hinckley around 10:30 this morning and began heading south. Somehow we missed Hwy 23 which would have routed us north of Minneapolis so we ended up on Hwy 35 and taking the west and south bypasses. The speed limit here on many highways is 70 mph -good and bad as on the 694 bypass we saw an accident that had just happened. A truck looked like it lost control in the median ditch and ended up on it's roof. Rescur personnel had not even arrived yet but there were a ton of people who stopped to help and the traffic came to a...

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Following The Sun

May 19, 2008 - Worthington, MN

As we crossed Minnesota on I-90 we saw mostly farmland. All of the fields plowed, getting ready for planting with windmills dotting the fields. You just don’t realize just how much farmeland there is unless you are from these areas. We decided to stay at Olsen Park & Campground in Worthington, our son Doug told us it was nice and he was right. It is a small park located on Okabena Lake. Our site is right on the lake, what a beautiful view.

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