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May 28, 2019 - Devils Tower

Tuesday, May 28th. We’d planned to leave the Mt. Rushmore area on this day. But by the time we had coffee that morning, we’d also had at least eighteen hours of heavy rain. The forecast was for continued heavy rain in our area until early evening. So, we decided to stay in our motorhome there in Holy Smoke Resort, Keystone, SD, and read! By mid-afternoon I’d: 1) changed the campground reservation at Devils Tower KOA; 2) cancelled our campground reservation in Cody, WY. The highway into Cody was closed due to 15” of snow. Rock slides had...

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May 26, 2019 - Devils Tower WY

Day 9, May 26 Went to Devils Tower NM to look at the big rock. It apparantly was formed by magma pushing up into layers of sedimentary rock while submerged under the ocean. Then the ocean floor raised exposing the rock to the effects of wind and water. The sedimentary rock eroded leaving the more solid igneous rock from the magma action and devils tower was born. Dianna and I walked around the tower on a trail. She has done fairly well since leaving that pollen ridden state of Florida. Tomorrow we leave for Banff AB with overnight stops in...

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2019 Alaska RV Trip

Jul 14, 2018 - Moving Day Again

Finally we will be able to stay in one place for a bit as we have reservations in another of our club RV parks. It is quite large, but we were able to get a fairly nice spot way at the back of the park under some tall pines. And the driveway is actually long enough to accommodate both the trailer and the truck without sticking out in the road. After getting set up, we drove to the nearest Walmart to try again to get his prescription filled. And his eye appointment is scheduled for Tuesday.

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Jul 13, 2018 - Once Around the Tower

This is another place my sister visited earlier this summer. It is also one of the places we visited as a family 55 years ago, so fun to see again. There are 3 main theories about how this was formed, the most recent being that it is an igneous intrusion. Don and I both think this is the most logical explanation. The tower rises 867 feet from its base and stands 1267 feet above sea level. The area at its top is 1.5 acres. The diameter of the base is 1000 feet. There is a 1.3 mile walking path around the base. Climbing the tower is...

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Jul 12, 2018 - A Beautiful Drive

Our next stop was Devil’s Tower. Again we planned to leave early, and again kitty let us sleep in. Nice kitty! At any rate, we were not far away so were able to get to the park by 1:30. The canyon on 16 between Greybull and Ten Sleep was just gorgeous! Beautiful rock formations on all sides of us. And the best part is that there were signs, saying what kind of rocks and from which time in history they were formed. Don says he want to live in Ten Sleep now. There were still plenty of spots available in the RV park, which had been my concern...

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Jun 23, 2018 - Devils Tower, WY.

We did not go into the National Park for several reasons. First, there was a 1/4 mile backup at the entrance, you have to unhook the car once you get in, no RV's past the 1st parking lot. We had been here before and the best view of the Tower is at the entrance. There are shops and restaurants before the entrance with parking lots on both sides. The left side look crowded, so we went to the right side. We then had lunch and decided to leave. There was now a 1/2 mile backup and had to wait for someone to let us out. While we were waiting, we...

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May 23, 2018 - Travel to Devils Tower and Sturgis

Up early to get a good start on the day. First we drove to Devils Tower National Park. What a amazing site. The Native Americans Story is that “there were 8 children playing, seven sisters and their brother. Suddenly the boy was struck dumb; he trembled and began to run upon his hands and feet. His fingers became claws, and his body was covered with fur. Directly there was a bear where the boy had been. The sisters were terrified; they ran, and the bear after them. They came to the stump of the great tree, and the tree spoke to them. It...

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Sep 22, 2017 - Devil's Tower

We drove up to the Devil's Tower and walked around the entire tower. You really don't have a sense for how big this monument is until you get right up to it. The shortest pathway around it is a little over a mile long. One really has to walk around it to ensure you get a perspective from all sides of the structure. Amazing!

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Sep 12, 2017 - Back on the Road

Our summer is over. We spent time over the summer with family. Stephen and Page birthed a new baby Son, William John. Another precious baby to love! We enjoyed birthdays with Stephen, Austin, Stewart, Renee, Sean, Page and Emily. Dale and I also celebrated our 43rd wedding Anniversary. Our other trips were to Pennsylvania. We have a new Bride, Katie, in the family. It was a wonderful time. Jason and Katie were very happy on this evening. It was a very special time for Dale and Jeff. It was a great gift to see the brothers together. We are...

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Aug 22, 2017 - Devil's Tower and Close Encounters of the Third Kind

August 22, 2017 We left Glendo and headed north toward Devil’s Tower. The area around Glendo is rolling hills with very few trees but lots of grassland—Great Plains country—and it stayed like that for about 90 miles. But as we got closer to Devil’s Tower we started seeing trees at the tops of the hills and then more and more pine trees. When you first see the Tower in the distance it is a striking geological formation just thrusting through the hills. It is further complimented by the colors around it—the red of the earth, the green of the...

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May 28, 2017 - Devils Tower

Who knows? Maybe this snake was the runt of the litter. A 9 foot rattlesnake is on display in the gift shop just before the entrance to Devils Tower National Monument, and right across the road from the KOA campground, where they show the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", filmed here in 1977, every night out on the deck. When I was a kid, our family took a lot of camping trips out West, the...

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Sep 2, 2016 - Devils Tower Monument

Devils Tower National Monument – This is a stop I wanted to make. Kind of like the Giant Ball of String I wanted to see, but isn’t on our route. We boondocked (no electricity or water hookups) at the Belle Fourche River Campground at the base of the Tower. The view was amazing from our campsite, not shabby for $6 (with senior pass). Devils Tower was the first national monument, which we took from the Indians. They called it Bear Lodge and the legend is this: “Eight children were at play, seven sisters and their brother. Suddenly the boy...

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