Category Archives: USA Travel

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

Sunday, September 17, 2017 I wasn’t planning to blog about this short road trip, but found a few interesting things along the way, so here I am. My sister and I are taking our father to visit an Indian school … Continue reading

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Pipestone National Monument

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 It was so nice to sleep in this morning. Our first priority as we left Cheyenne was to find a car wash. Our car was so covered by dust that neither of us wanted to touch … Continue reading

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Or…totality awesome! Monday, August 21, 2017 We had been told yesterday that the park might be open by 4:30 am, so we set our alarm for 2am, which comes mighty early. I tried, unsuccessfully, to console myself with the thought … Continue reading

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Chasing the Eclipse

Or…5 very long days. How do you pack for a trip like this? Our checklist included things like: – Eclipse glasses (legitimate ones purchased several years ago) – Hiking shoes – Floppy sun hats – Sun screen – Rain coats … Continue reading

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Heading Home

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 We are making our way back north again, with a stop tonight in Marion, IA. My younger brother moved here from Illinois earlier this year, and we haven’t seen him for a while. On our first … Continue reading

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Where’s the Ice Scraper!?

No self-respecting Minnesotan would leave the house in winter without an ice scraper in the car, right? Wrong! Saturday, December 17, 2016 We decided to leave about 6:30 this morning, since we knew we’d need to make three charging stops … Continue reading

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More Airplanes

Friday, December 16, 2016 We went back to the National Naval Aviation Museum this morning to take a trolley tour around the grounds where we could see more of the collection of airplanes here. During the tour, we learned about … Continue reading

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