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Description and Pictures from our travels.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

Theodore Roosevelt visited the Dakota Territory for months at a time between 1883 and 1886.  Unlike the badlands of South Dakota, this area was good for ranching,  It had open range with lots of grass on the plateaus and valleys … Continue reading

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November-33 “Ace In The Hole”, Cooperstown Idaho

While driving across North Dakota, we saw a sign for the November-33 Minuteman Missile Site. The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site near Cooperstown, Idaho reminds us of Cold War threats and fears.  November-33, was one of 150 sites … Continue reading

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Rod Swanson: Metal Hobbyist and Craftsman

When we stopped in Perham, Minnesota for lunch with our friend Jana, she took us out to see her father’s tractors.  When she first mentioned it, I thought she meant he collected and restored tractors. Rod, a retired railroad employee, … Continue reading

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Racing Turtles in Perham, Minnesota

Perham, Minnesota [PUR-əm] has around 3,000 people, mostly of German and Norwegian descent.  We stopped there to have lunch with our friend Jana who has a summer home on a nearby lake. Jana, who now has adult children, took us … Continue reading

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Murals of a special kind: Ashland, WI

We started wandering the country with an RV in 2000 and are still going as much as possible although we now stay in motels.  In those earlier days, it was fun to occasionally encounter a mural on some building.  It … Continue reading

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Apostle Islands National Seashore, Wisconsin

We visited Isle Royale National Park on the northern shore of Lake Superior in 2014.  This year, we headed for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on the southern shore. There are twenty-two islands.  The Ojibwe First Americans hunted and fished the … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous scenes: Fall 2018

We saw too many things on our fall trip to write about them all.  Here is a selection of some that I chose not to write more about. From Dublin, Ohio:  Are these rabbits dancing because there is gigantic corn … Continue reading

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