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Jul 17, 2018 - Glasgow, Montana

We travel east on Route 2. Not much scenery. Not much traffic. Not much to report. A half hour west of Glasgow, we see a 5th wheel. Wife is standing by the road. We stop. They shredded a tire and messed up the side of their rig. It is a big 5th wheel. The husband is trying to jack the trailer with a small jack. John asks if a floor jack would help. “Yes! You got one?” Of course he does. John helps with the tire and I talk with the wife. She is a retired teacher and he is a farmer. They are from Ohio. (Between Columbus and Cleveland.) They...

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Sep 16, 2017 - Outdoor Heaven

After a wonderful time in Michigan we decided to meet up with my aunt and uncle, Dennis and Charlene. We traveled with them last year where we saw the leaves changing on the east coast and visited Maine, Boston, Philadelphia and New York before splitting up and traveling solo again. We met up with them at Lake Sakakawea State Park in North Dakota. We had stayed there on this trip in early July and loved it so much we returned there on our westward return to California. The park was less crowded so we both had beautiful spots overlooking the...

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Jul 5, 2017 - On the Road to Glasgow, MT

We slept in a little this morning then got underway a little after 9:30am. We continued our trip across U.S. Highway 2. On both sides of the highway through most of North Dakota were beautiful fields of yellow flowers. At first we thought they were wildflowers but soon realized they were planted. After doing some searching with Google, we discovered that these are canola plants. On the far west side of the state, we found the oil and gas wells that have brought so much attention to North Dakota in the last few years. We crossed into Montana...

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Canadian Trip

Aug 7, 2016 - Glasgow and Fort Peck

We are in Montana now and had a new issue as we set up at the campground which is in back of a hotel. The shore power wouldn't work in the Eagle although we had power from the box. Ray worked at it and then we called the closest thing to an RV repairman - an auto mobile service. Being Saturday and the late afternoon - he was closing the store but picked up the phone when I called him and came over in about 10 minutes. He was able to help enough to get a bypass so that now the generator won't work but the shore power will. We are going to...

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2016 Eagle trip

Jun 28, 2016 - On the road again

We stayed in a motel in Dickinson last night and this morning we picked up the truck. All fixed and back on the road by 11. We did the 36 mile loop in Theodore Roosevelt Nation Park South and the badlands and vistas were amazing. I videoed a buffalo ten feet beside me. Then back on the road west and we saw antelopes sitting in the grain fields and lots of grain, corn and soybean fields. Now we are in Glasgow, Montana and camping with a bunch of workers who are rebuiling the dam at Fort Peck and putting in a water line along Highway 2....

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Frank and Joyce 2016

Aug 29, 2015 - Dam Marvel of Engineering

The largest hydraulic earthfill dam in the USA Saturday, August 29: Fort Peck Dam and Powerhouse (Montana) Weather: ~65F, mild and calm in the morning, warming to ~93F, overcast and still Route: Downstream Campground → Fort Peck Interpretive Center and Powerhouse Trip Average Gas Mileage: 28.5mpg Highlights: - strolling around the 3 miles of nature trails and ponds in the cool morning - visiting the air-conditioned Interpretive Center (a MUST-SEE) when the temperature started climbing - taking a tour of the Fort Peck Powerhouse and Dam...

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Aug 28, 2015 - East to Ft. Peck, Montana

Fort Peck Dam and National Recreation Area Friday, August 28: Waterton Lakes N.P. (Alberta) to Fort Peck (Montana) Weather: ~62F, mild and calm in the morning, warming to ~91F, overcast and still Route: AB-6 → US-89 → US-2 → MT-24 → Yellowstone Rd. → Downstream Campground Trip Average Gas Mileage: 28.5mpg Highlights: - seeing a black bear, a weasel and bison on our drive out of Waterton Lakes N.P. - having an easy drive with light traffic along US-2 - seeing some of the little Montana towns along US-2 Despite the loud midnight campfire...

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Jul 29, 2015 - Argggghhhhh!

The area is so wet and muddy, just stepping outside means a good shoe cleaning will be needed. We spent another day killing time, only to discover a wiring harness adaptor is required since the new part does not match up like the original. Seriously! My opinion is the parts supplier should have made us aware of that. This is day eight! I think Mike Chappell knew I was on my last nerve when I requested to just move in with them! Out of sheer boredom, we have been going up one street and down another. I did buy a few souvenirs and bought a...

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Jul 28, 2015 - The Waiting Game Continues

Glasgow had a windy, stormy night. The temps have dropped into the fifties, but the wind is worse and the rain is steady. The motorhome is leaking in two spots because our nose is down and the water is channeling its way inside. That kept me busy; I could put a pan under one leak but the other had to be dabbed often. Our motorhome has been outdoors during this whole process. This morning, Brandon said they will tow us farther into the lot, then drag us backward until they can get the engine bay into the shop. That way, when the part...

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Jul 24, 2015 - Visiting

After conversing with the automotive repair folks, there are still no clear cut answers. We appreciate that the technician working on our Dutchstar does not want to order an expensive part or computer for our rig and then find it does not solve the problem. So, the analyzing, consulting and phone calls continue. One big hurdle is just getting someone to call them back with information. Additionally, harvest is in full swing here and the needs of a farmer with a critical breakdown take priority. Being farm people, we well understand how...

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Jul 23, 2015 - Tick Tock

This was another long day of waiting and turned out to be cooler and mostly rainy. Rather than hanging around wasting time while our rig is sitting like a beached whale at Chappell's, we have decided to explore in the Jeep. Today's destination is Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Once again, we piled the valuables, the litter box, drinks, snacks, and the displeased cat in the car and headed southwest with our handy dandy atlas. We seemed to drive forever through gorgeous country with crops and cattle, no communities, no gas...

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Jul 22, 2015 - Killing Time

The same company that got us off the road yesterday, Thompson and Sons, towed our rig to Chappell's Automotive on the east edge of Glasgow, Montana, this morning. Chappell's says we cannot be "in" the motorhome during the day while they work on it, so, we loaded our valuables into our Jeep along with one very ticked off cat and all her paraphenalia and set off to pass the time. This is going to be a hot day, too! We explored the charming town of Glasgow and visited with a "friend of a friend." Next, Gary and I and our complaining kitty...

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