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Oct 23, 2015 - South Dakota

We left the trees in Maine and New York found our corn and bean fields in the east/central part of the country. Acres and acres of fields in the flat lands of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and South Dakota. The hills of western Iowa gave us a chance to see some elevation of the fields and how the terraces and slews made almost perfect field art. Stayed in Hillsdale, IL and Grimes, IA on way in to the family Nielson campground. In fact our full service pad was even marked off for us so we would not miss the spot, And the eating started……goal in...

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Oct 21, 2014 - Roger and Kay's

10 days of shear joy with cousins ranging from 1 to 91. Bunches of good people with our hosts and co-hosts doing all the cooking/cleaning/talking/shopping/entertaining throughout the duration. A really great, fun time. Pictures are of 1) Roger and Kay's home place in Irene, in which they run about a half dozen small businesses, from farming to floor drains; 2) through 6) lots of pretty sunsets sitting around the farmland; and 7) a decent hunt with all, 8 from Tennessee, 1 from Virginia, and 5 South Dakota cousins.

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2014 Trip West

Oct 23, 2012 - 14 Days Of South Dakota

Talk about a couple of quick weeks.....these 14 days definitely have been. Gained 3 inches around the waist from all the eating and feasting. Don't believe fasting is in the vocabulary in SE SD. Started out with a lot of visiting starting 30 minutes after Roger and Kay's plumber left. They have added a half bath upstairs, combined and redid the laundry and bath on the first floor all without letting us know it was going on and completing both as we drove in the last 30 miles. Talk about timing. Our camping spot was also complete, full...

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2012 South Dakota

Oct 17, 2012 - SD Wind

We have been in South Dakota for 5 days now, eating like crazy and talking a bunch.....Sherry's throat is sore. We are seeing a different country this year as it has been dry since June making for a dry, brown, empty landscape. I thought our yard was bad in July when we got a little dry, here they are completely gone. Crops did not do well and almost completely out of the field. Whereas harvesting would be complete by mid-November to mid-December normally, this year most people were complete last week. The boys here combined over 4,000...

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2012 South Dakota

Oct 19, 2010 - Week with Family

It's been a fun, food filled week with the Nielsen clan. Long days and nights of visiting, eating, visiting, hunting, and visiting. Not much time to sit down and put each day on paper so the condensed version is here. Thursday visiting and eating, Friday riding in the combine, juggling vehicles, visiting the grain elevators, visiting, and eating. Saturday hunting, visiting, and eating a bunch of family (45) in for supper. Sunday leaving at 9 for Larry Nielson's for hunting and visiting, 3 hours West and North, and getting home at 11pm, long...

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Oct 14, 2010 - Visit Day

Went in to Yankton and visited with Phyllis today. Yankton has a Walmart so had to stop as we went by and spend some money. Mom did a little laundry and I went out to the fields to see if I could ride the combine, naturally since I was coming it had broken down and took the rest of the day to get fixed. Oh well, maybe tomorrow I'll become a ride-along farmer. Everyone else gets in tonight and tomorrow so we'll have a big group from Tennessee here for the weekend, 9 total, I think. Did see my first bird tonight, so maybe that's a good thing.

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Oct 13, 2010 - Roger and Kay's

We made it into Roger and Kay's just after lunch today after a stop at Walmart in Mitchell. Our coffee pot gave out on us day before yesterday and we had to get another. Mitchell was the first place we have been that had one. Spent the afternoon shuffling vehicles for the combiners, just about through with beans but corn is mostly still standing. Caught this sunset running the roads between fields.

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