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Sep 3, 2011 - We're Officially South Dakotians!

Our home town is now Madison, SD: Well, we are official South Dakota residents! We went from living in a state that has 38 million people, to one that has a total population of 814,180 people. So, a Senator representing South Dakota has a base of people of about 407,000. A Senator in California has a base of people of about 19 million. Each vote is the same! The constitution was very well thought out! This type of representation makes this country a very cool, and fair place to live. The vehicle registration charges here are amazing: My...

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Travels In Serenity

Aug 19, 2010 - Mark One off the Bucket List

First, I have to say that all of the pictures today were taken from a fast-moving motorhome....thus the fuzziness and out of focus photos. I wanted you to see what we were seeing. We traveled 500 miles today....the most ever...to reach our "hometown"...Madison SD. We want to be able to pick up our mail in the morning and reach Pender Nebraska by after lunch. Pender, Nebraska, you say! Why? Pender Nebraska is the home of Blue Ox Tow Bar and Baseplates...the apparatus that connects the Saturn Vue to the motorhome! Blue Ox will for a nominal...

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Jun 22, 2009 - Home Again???

We are back in our "home town"! We are in Madison SD, home of our mail forwarding company, and where we obtained our driver's license, license plates, etc. We have been on I-90, heading east across South Dakota all day. We knew we were going to be ready for a stop late this afternoon and Madison was just right for stopping. We are parked in a state park just two miles west of Madison. Summer has arrived, or I should say, we have found summer! It was in the nineties and the humidity was high. We all voted that we like mountain temperatures...

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Aug 4, 2008 - Home Sweet Mailbox

We have spent the past several days in our “host” hometown, Madison, South Dakota. We picked South Dakota because of low taxes, no state income tax and no living requirements to “establish residency.” We picked Madison because of the mail forwarding business “My Dakota Address” and the services they offer. Hence, our mailing address is 110 E. Center Street #934, Madison, South Dakota 57042. “My Dakota Address” not only forwards our mail to wherever in the country we request, but they E-mail us, daily, with the return address information of...

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Jul 6, 2008 - Arrived at Lake Madison SD 4:35 PM

Arrived at Lake Madison today. WOW it is BEAUTIFUL. Our campsite is 25 feet from the lake and we can walk right into it. It reminds us of being at Clear Lake. There are tonnes of fish jumping, footsteps from the door of the trailer, too bad we do not fish. We will be here for two nights and then off to the Black Hills.

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Mar 28, 2008 - The Inspiration for the Life Style Change

COMFORT ZONE I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I couldn’t fail, but the same four walls of work and home seemed more and more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before, but I stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor. Obligations seemed to run the pace I worked hard within my zone, but somewhere deep inside I longed, for something special, all my own. Regrets abound, as I’m older now and life is winding down, For never having tried nor risked, for never choosing chance. My life, it seems,...

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The Walters

Jul 24, 2007 - Madison SD, Our New " Hometown"

We traveled the short distance south to Madison SD today. Madison is a large town by Midwest standards with a population of around 6,300. It is the county seat of Lake County SD. Lake County seems like a good name for this area since there are lots of lakes. We must have passed a dozen small lakes between Brookings and here, and tonight we are living at the state campground at Lake Herman. We haven't explored much of Madison yet but we did walk around the "downtown" area where there are lots of businesses in nicely maintained old buildings,...

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Jun 23, 2007 - Update

Now to update you what has been happening since our web-site was last published. We spent the first part of the year putting the final touches on the house to get it ready for sale. Went up for sale later March. Guess what?! We still have it even though we started living full time in our motor home mid-June. We hope the house will sell before winter heating season sets in. It ought to, price has been reduced to "give away." On a sad note, we lost Nancy's father in early April. The lung and bone cancer caught up to him after nearly year and...

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Jun 13, 2005 - South Dakota

Continuing on into western Minnesota, we stopped at Jeffers MN to see rock petrographs. They were interesting, although a little hard to see at mid-day. The landscape has become very flat and you can see forever. The area around Jeffers is prairie with some wildflowers blooming. There always seems to be a nice breeze, which makes the prairie grasses roll and ripple. We moved on to Walnut Grove, which is the town where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived on the banks of Plum Creek. We visited the museum which was interesting. We enjoyed the Little...

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