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Jul 28, 2017 - Brookings SD

Fri, 28 Jul: Back on the move... We've been in Forest City for a full four weeks and it is time to get moving again. We moved Carpe Diem four times, but never more than a few hundred meters at a time. Our diesel likes to get warmed up now and again, so here we go! We got up a tad after six thanks largely to an inconsiderate neighbor who insisted on running his engine at high idle for an extended period and slamming every door on his RV at least twice. These new diesels don't need to be idled for a long time, but some idiots don't seem to...

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Jun 25, 2014 - Brookings SD - Sexauer Park Campground

Back on the road again, we stopped in Dell Rapids SD to get our boat out of storage and are headed to Minnesota to do some fishing. Stopped for the night in Brookings, a nice city park we haven't been to in several years. The 5th wheel on the site next to us was another Hitchhiker. Rog talked to the couple and it turns out they live in Tolleson AZ, just a few exits east of Buckeye on Interstate 10 (between Buckeye and Phoenix). They were in South Dakota for a family reunion. Small world, as they say.

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Retired at Last!

Jul 21, 2013 - Wisconsin to South Dakota

Adam- July 21 2013 Marinette, Wisconsin- Brookings, South Dakota After an early morning breakfast and quick wash, we set out on our bikes eager as ever to get a solid of riding in. When we were loading all the camping gear on the Goldwing, we noticed that one of the sleeping bags in the yellow dry sac, looked like a head , we named him “dry sac Jack”, he sat still all day and made sure we did not deposit any of our gear on the highways. LOL We only put on some of our raingear figuring that we would only get a slight drizzle for a small...

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Alaska Bound 2013

Jul 20, 2011 - Driving South on I-29

Left a little later this AM with a big storm front chasing us south on I-29. We've been observing lots of flooded areas but everything not under water looks green and healthy. Tonight we are staying at a state campground near Brookings, SD, right down the road from the house Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up. Hope to be home in 6-10 days.

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Oct 17, 2010 - Mall of Amercia to South Dakota

We left early today to try to beat the traffic heading to the Minnesota Vikings football game near the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Upon arriving at the mall we couldn't believe the size of it. When we walked in and saw three floors and an amusement park ahead of us we were amazed. There are 520 stores, amusement park, and an aquarium within the mall. Since we are not shoppers and we were there before the stores opened we spent the time walking the different floors to get our exercise in for the day. The mall was filled with Viking and...

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Wagons Westward Ho

Aug 7, 2010 - Terry Redlin Art Center, SD Art Museum, State Agricultural Heritage Museum, McCrory Gardens & Arboretum

Aug. 7 Watertown, Brookings, Flandreau, SD Terry Redlin Art Center, SD Art Museum, State Agricultural Heritage Museum, McCrory Gardens & Arboretum This morning we went to the Terry Redlin Art Center. We walked part way up the road and were picked up by a volunteer in a golf cart. They have a wonderful day planned. Food vendors, story time for the kids, 4 live concerts from 4pm to 10 pm then fireworks. I’m ready for a wonderful day of relaxing right here. We walked through the beautiful building his son designed. Terry Redlin is a...

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May 20, 2010 - Driving to Brookings, SD

We drove though endless grasslands today as we headed for Brookings, SD. They seemed to stretch on forever from horizon to horizon only stopping where they met the sky. What a vast expanse! Houses, trees, anything that stood up above them seemed so out of place. WE stopped for a break in DeSmet, SD and were surprised to discover that Laura Ingles Wilder spent several years there as a child and used those experiences for her books. We visited her memorial which included the school she had taught in when she was 15, and the house she lived in...

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Aug 25, 2009 - The Greatest B&B and Campground Ever

Day 2 was a long, 478 mile, run to the greatest campground in the West. You see, we were visiting our friends, Cathy and Vern, who not only provided us with hook-up in their drive way, but a great breakfast every morning. We spent 2 great days with Cathy and Vern seeing Brooking, SD while meeting several of their friends. We thank them for their wonderful hospitality.

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Apr 7, 2008 - Not home quite yet but........

Just to let everyone know, we celebrated our 35th anniversary yesterday driving almost 400 miles in the motorhome and staying in a crappy state park for the night. Whoopee!! We left the KOA in Springfield, MO yesterday and drove to Kansas City and then onto St. Joseph. This was where we were going to stop for the night, but arrived about 2:00 and decided that was too early, so continued on until Council Bluff, Iowa, but then we couldn't find a nice campground. So one of the gas stations we dropped in recommended the Manawa Lake State Park....

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Jul 21, 2007 - Moved to Brookings, SD

(Ron writing) Today we moved from Pierre SD to Brookings SD. Before leaving Pierre we refilled one of our two propane tanks and filled the truck with gas. Whenever I've filled the propane tanks before I've been charged by the gallon. Here I was charged by the pound. The attendant set the tank on a scale, filled it, and noted the weight. Must be some local law or custom. Also very interesting are the gasoline prices here in SD. I found this pretty hard to believe but it is true; the "plus" gasoline has an octane rating of 89 and the price...

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