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Jul 11, 2011 - A Solo Town Adventure Turns Into A Trio Of Towns

From Whispering Pines Campground – Holmen, WI Another day filled with blue skies, billowy white clouds, sunshine and temps in the mid 80s was served up again today. The last two nights have had the weather radio breaking in with severe thunderstorm alerts then the heavy rains come but by morning have moved on leaving behind beautiful days. When we left this AM we were looking to visit only one small town whose town PR promoter called it “one of the most picturesque towns on the Upper Mississippi River” which is quite a claim when we have...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Sep 1, 2010 - Farewell to Wisconsin

We didn't do an update after our stay in Kewaunee because it was a rather calm week. We did take a bike trip up the Door County peninsula to see some of the tall ships as they were leaving Green Bay and then on to Sturgeon Bay for lunch. We fought cross winds from the bay to Lake Michigan the entire trip. Also while in Kewaunee we visited the Tug Ludington. It was built for the Army in 1943 to be used in WW II [under another name]. It towed ammunition barges across the English Channel for the Normandy Invasion. In 1947 the Army Corp of...

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Sep 7, 2009 - Home Again

Monday, August 31 – Sunday, September 6, 2009 On Monday we stopped at Chimney Rock and Scott’s Bluff in Western Nebraska. Tuesday and Wednesday were spent visiting mom’s relatives in Fairbury, Nebraska, Howard and Dorothy Boeckner. They took us to the Megli Cemetery and their farm. Wednesday we drove on to Hesston, KS. Mom took us on a tour of Hesston College and we camped at Cottonwood Campground. On Thursday Aunt Jane, Uncle Steve and Grandma and Grandpa Kaufman came up for lunch. After lunch Aunt Jeana brought Angelica and Leonard...

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Frye's Go West

Aug 29, 2009 - Lots of Signatures

Saturday, August 29, 2009 Our first stop today was at Independence Rock! We hiked around for about an hour and saw lots of names and the oldest date was 1825. Since we didn’t make it to Independence Rock by the Fourth of July we probably won’t be able to make it home by winter. Then we drove to Guernsey, WY. We are staying at a campground by a golf course, where they occasionally find rattlesnakes on the green. They told us this after we decided to stay there. We walked to the Guernsey Oregon Trail Ruts. It was about a mile and a half...

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Aug 28, 2009 - Frye's Go East on the Oregon Trail!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Today we drove along the Columbia River through the Blue Mountains to Bakers City, Oregon. We stopped at an Oregon Trail interpretive center, which was on top of a really tall hill. From there we could see part of the trail that the wagon’s cut through. The museum had some really cool exhibits and a movie. Wednesday, August 26 2009 Today we left Oregon and drove to Ontario, where we stopped and restocked our "covered wagon”. Then we headed to Idaho and stayed at the Rock Creek Canyon Campground and are going to...

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Frye's Go West

Aug 25, 2009 - Pacific ocean here we come!

Monday, August 24, 2009 We went to the Dalles (pronounced Dowels) and bought two spare tires for the RV. We didn’t have a very good time in Washington so we are going to Oregon! Our first stop was at Horsetail Falls and then Multnomah Falls and we took lots of pictures. We had a beautiful drive in the afternoon along the Columbia River. At Astoria we stopped to take a picture of the view and we heard barking – about 100 seals were in the water and sun bathing on the docks. Next we went on to Fort Clatsop where we ended our westward...

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Frye's Go West

Aug 23, 2009 - A terrible horrible no good very bad day

Saturday, August 22, 2009 We left Montana, driving through a scenic area along Flathead Lake, with the Mission mountains in the background. Then we headed west to Idaho and stayed at Smelterville for the night. Sunday, August 23, 2009 We had a nice morning quiet time, reading our Bibles and family devotions before we took off for Washington. The northern part of Idaho was beautiful, and we drove along several lakes. Just before lunch this day turned into the worst day of the trip! Flat tire number one was soon after Ritzville, WA....

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Aug 20, 2009 - Mom-survives-going-to-the-sun-road (barely)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 We stopped at the Grand Canyon this morning on our way north. When we got to Montana, all we saw were golden wheat fields! Tonight we stayed at the Roadrunner campground in Townsend, MT. Thursday, August 20, 2009 Today we saw more and more wheat fields, there were four combines cutting wheat in a field. At Great Falls, MT we stopped at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center on the Missouri River. It was an incredible stop. Grant and I earned patches for answering questions about the Lewis and Clark...

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Aug 18, 2009 - Grand Teton National Park

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 We headed for Grand Teton National Park. The mountains were awesome! Our first stop was Jenny Lake and we hiked the 5 mile trail up to Hidden Falls. On the hike we saw a bald eagle and a marmot. Grant earned his third junior ranger badge and we saw coyotes, a grizzly bear guarding a bison carcass, and Grant shot a movie of a moose charging at two kayakers, while trying to protect her baby. On the way home it was dark, and dad almost hit two bison, close to our campground.

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Frye's Go West

Aug 16, 2009 - Yellowstone

Sunday, August 16, 2009 Little did we know that we wouldn’t have internet for 5 days! Today we entered Yellowstone from the North by Mammoth Hot springs. We noticed that the businesses used Elk as lawn mowers. We had to drive a long way to get to our campground, at Fishing Bridge. We saw Bison along the road, a canyon, and mud volcanoes. Grant calls them stink pots, because they smell like rotten eggs. We got to our campground, and got set up, so we could go through Yellowstone all day tomorrow. Monday, August 17, 2009 We had to hike...

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Aug 15, 2009 - Pompey's Pillar

Saturday, August 15, 2009 Montana is HUGE! We see acres and acres of wheat and brushy grassland. We followed the Yellowstone River most of the day and stopped at Pompey’s pillar, where William Clark signed his name in a big sandstone rock. Grant wanted to sign the guestbook as William Clark, 1806. Tomorrow we are heading to Yellowstone!

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Aug 13, 2009 - South and North Dakota

Thursday, August 13, 2009 Today our first stop was at Dinosaur Park, mom went there when she was a kid, so she made us all go. On the way to Deadwood and Lead we stopped at Thunderhead falls and Boondocks. The mine in Lead was the biggest gold mine in the western hemisphere, but ceased its operation in 2001. Our highlight for the day was the chuck wagon dinner at the Circle B Ranch. The chuck wagon dinner had baked potatoes, cowboy beans, roast beef, biscuits, ginger cake, and lemonade. Before the dinner there was a shoot-out and...

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Frye's Go West

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