Monthly Archives: May 2012

Day 12 – Sight Seeing Around Custer 2

A quick trip north brought us to Hill City where we watched an 1880s steam engine train fill up with water and pull away from the station. This was all fascinating to watch. The train travels from Hill City to …

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Day 11 – Sight Seeing Around Custer

Due to our near catastrophe, we just hung out at the RV park the day we arrived. Oh, and if the RV park in Sioux Falls was the size of a basketball court, this one is a half court. Fewer …

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Day 10 – Custer, South Dakota

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Occasionally a day or a moment can change the trajectory of a person’s life. Taking this trip is one such example. Another nearly occurred Tuesday. Twice. We broke camp at the facility where we stayed near Badlands National Park (much …

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Day 9 – Badlands National Park, South Dakota

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Ok, so we’re not technically staying IN the park but we’re REALLY close. More on that later. En route from Sioux Falls we hit some serious headwinds. At least 40 mph winds made for quite a challenge with our fuel economy. …

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Day 8 – Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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The journey from St Joseph to Sioux Falls was uneventful. Very flat, very straight, kind of boring. So let’s not talk about that. Once in Sioux Falls we found the campground quickly and easily and then things started to get weird. …

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Day 7 – St Joseph, Missouri

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The morning started out full of promise. I was starting to feel better (it was a nasty but short lived cold) and we were setting off on the next segment of our adventure: the just Mary Ann and me segment. …

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Day Three – Arrive in Carbondale, Ill

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We left Monte Sano (and Huntsville) around 10 Tuesday morning (I was accused of letting everyone sleep in so it’s my fault) and jumped back on I-65 headed north.  We passed through Tennessee and into Kentucky. Another awesome fuel stop …

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Day Two – Huntsville, Alabama

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Monday, May 21 The sun rose early; I guess we were on the eastern edge of the Central Time zone. Plans called for a quick jog up to Huntsville, hopefully before noon. Mary Ann was a little more hopeful than …

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And, We’re Off

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Sunday morning, May 20th we had the RV (Cody hereinafter) loaded up with the last minute little things and at 9:04 we were out of the driveway. Our adventure finally and officially began. We made our way north on I-75 …

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