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Jul 9, 2018 - Yankton SD – Lewis and Clark Lake – Cottonwood COE campground

Finished with our fishing, we headed south toward Nebraska. On the way, we got a call from our neighbor, Dennis. He keeps track of things at our house when we are away. (A BIG “thank you” to you, Dennis!!!) He was calling to let us know that a monsoon storm blew through Buckeye the night before and the 30 foot Palo Verde tree in our back yard was laying on our fence. After hearing the news, Roger did a “happy dance” because he never liked that tree anyway. Then, as we were leaving Yankton, we talked to Dennis again and another storm blew...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 4, 2018 - Yankton, South Dakota

Part 2 We get on the Interstate for a half hour. This gets us away from the city. I miss the “Welcome to South Dakota” sign. We head west on Route 50. We know we are near the Missouri River but we have not seen it yet. Maybe tomorrow. It has been a good travel day. I have time in the afternoon to do the laundry.

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May 30, 2016 - Yankton SD – Lewis and Clark Lake – Cottonwood COE campground

Spent a week here, including Memorial Day weekend. This is one of my all-time favorite spots because there are so many options for riding my bike – and they’re all FLAT. There’s also lots to see when you ride by the river and the dam. Keeps the ride from getting boring. We had a spot on Lake Yankton here. Our first morning, Rog looked across the lake and saw some deer along the shoreline. Not a bad sight for the lower 48 states. This was a pretty lazy week. We did do laundry and I went grocery shopping, but that’s about it. We managed to...

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Retired at Last!

Oct 2, 2015 - Lewis and Clark

“The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis and Clark. They brought many things that our people had never seen. They talked straight. These men were very kind.”
Chief Joseph My next stop was Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I used this opportunity to meet one last time with my South Dakota lawyer, visit the local Planet Fitness, and reorganize RV for the next leg of my journey. After that, my intention was to visit Sioux City, Iowa. A funny thing happened on the way there. The folks at the information desk in a...

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Aug 21, 2014 - Yankton, SD

Thur., Aug. 21st – My navigational skills weren’t the best today. I sent Steve down a country road through the corn fields of South Dakota looking for a COE campground that was suppose to be on a lake….after 10 miles with no lake in sight and nowhere to turn this rig around, we decided there must be another Hwy 52! Sure enough, we got back on track and found Cottonwood Corp of Engineer Campground on Lake Yankton. It was a lovely spot for an overnight stay. These COE parks are sometimes hard to find, but well worth the effort – and with only...

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Jul 30, 2014 - Yankton SD – Walmart Parking Lot

We have officially started our journey back to Arizona. Of course, it will take us over 2 months to get there, but we’re on our way. Stopped here in Yankton for the night. This is definitely the “brightest” campground parking lot we’ve stopped in. It was pretty quiet, though, so we can’t complain.

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Sep 29, 2013 - Sioux Falls to Yankton

Sunday: 9/22 This was a laid back day with lots of housey chores. We had washed clothes so I had to put them away. Then all of our script meds had been picked up on Wednesday plus I had replenished our OTC vitamins, etc. So I spent almost 1 ½ hours opening new bottles and changing the caps. I write who and when for the dose on the top of the cap so it is easier to just change caps rather than to write new ones. I then filled our meds containers for two weeks. I really like doing it two weeks at a time so I only have to do it ½ as often. In...

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Summer 2013 Travels

Jun 24, 2013 - Yankton SD - Cottonwood Campground, Corps of Engineers

Still heading south, we are once again at Cottonwood Campground at Gavinspoint Dam. We'll be here for 10 days taking some R & R after all that hard fishing. Roger is going to get the boat in order so it can go back into storage. Bridget is going to keep an eye on the local squirrel population. I'm going to drink a lot of coffee. I really had to cut my coffee intake when we were fishing. Not too many bathroom opportunities when you're out on a lake for several hours. So, we all have something to do during our stay here. We have a spot on the...

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May 27, 2013 - Yankton SD - Cottonwood Campground, Corps of Engineers

Came to Gavinspoint to spend the Memorial Weekend. Got a good deal on camping at the Corps of Engineers campground, too. Seems some construction workers were doing some work outside the campground and cut the water, sewer and electricity lines by mistake. They had the electricity back on by the day we arrived, but still no water or sewer. Sooooo, we got to stay here 4 nights with electricity for free! We didn't start paying until Friday when they got the water/sewer lines repaired. It looked for awhile like we might stay the whole week for...

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Retired at Last!

Sep 2, 2012 - Yankton

Last night's dinner was wonderful. Jerry and I both ordered Walleye which is a very good tasting fish. We ate at a restaurant perched on top of a hill overlooking the Missouri River. The salad and warm bread were very good as was the rest of the dinner. We were happy with our choice of Murdo's, only about a 10 minute drive from our campground. Today we went to downtown Yankton and walked the Meridian Bridge over and back across the Missouri River as it flows south toward Omaha and St. Louis where it joins the Mississippi. Holly went with...

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RV Trip Summer 2012

Sep 1, 2012 - Camping in Nebraska

We drove 325 miles yesterday from one end of South Dakota to the other. Once we crossed the Missouri River, it became much greener and there was more corn in the fields. Some of it is already harvested. A lot of it in the fields is stunted. We are camped in a recreation area that was created when a dam was built on the Missouri River. There are many campgrounds around here. Some are operated by the State of South Dakota. We are on the south side of the river and so we are in Nebraska. Our campground is operated by the Army Corps of...

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RV Trip Summer 2012

Jul 27, 2010 - Yankton, South Dakota

We drove up to Yankton today with plans and reservations to stay eight nights. We stayed three nights on the SD side at Midway Campground and then we moved to the NE side of the river to Tail Waters. The campgrounds both were very roomy, shaded and close to the river. The accommodations were electric only, we had a place to fill with fresh water and a dump station. The shower houses were very nice and clean. Lori and Dave were there the first five days,they have their own travel and we were parked next to each other for the first three...

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