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Jul 7, 2012 - Orient, South Dakota!

My my my, well after finishing my blog last night I went downstairs to get ready for bed on Joan's couch, so I turned off all the light and just had an impulse to turn around and look at the stairs and all I see are shining cat eyes staring at me, which means Joan's psycho cat was coming down to get me, so I ran up the stairs after it. It didn't bother me again. Or at least not that I know of... Aunt Mich woke me up at 6:30 this morning, and it was absolutely freezing so I grabbed my blanket and ran to the bathroom, where I turned on the...

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Jul 6, 2012 - Last Day at Gramma's House :(

Aunt Mich woke me up this morning at about 8:30 a.m. because Carrie's boys were coming over because she had some errands to run. I got up from the couch that I had stupidly slept on, leaving my back in need of some serious cracking. I got myself ready and headed upstairs where Erica was eating breakfast. I made myself an English muffin and finished it as the boys were coming in. We went outside while Carrie snuck out, and Erica, Gramma, Aunt Mich and I sat outside as they ran across the yard. They were definitely adorable, and they loved...

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Jul 6, 2012 - South Dakota Scenery

After finishing my blog yesterday, Erica, Gramma, Joan and I started getting ready to go see the dam. But before we could go, Carrie? and her two twin boys Graydon and Connor came over. We played with them for awhile and then left. The scenery here is so beautiful, and the rolling hills are absolutely gorgeous. No one can really understand why I take so many pictures of the hills, and I'm just like "You don't see these on the Eastern Shore, you see corn. And grain. And other fields." We were out for about an hour going from place to place...

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Jul 5, 2012 - Catching up

First of all, I'm sorry I haven't kept my blog up for a couple of days. They've been very long and eventful, but all very good days. By the time I get back to Gramma's at night I am exhausted and don't feel like uploading pictures or writing paragraphs, but since we aren't doing anything at the moment, they encouraged me to upload it in case I didn't feel like doing it again. Here goes. Starting on Tuesday morning, Aunt Mich woke me up and gave me an hour to get ready. By the time I finished eating and doing everything I needed to do, it...

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Jun 24, 2012 - Moving On

/// Broken Arrow Campground Custer, SD Monday - June 25, 2012 Low Temperature: 62 degrees High Temperature: 84 degrees -- Woke to heavy fog this A.M. After taking care of some buisness in Custer we returned to the Broken Arrow and hooked up the ponies to our wagon. After bidding farewells to our friends we hit the road by 9:30 A.M. The fog gradually lifted to overcast skies. Traffic was light today. We ran into some very light mist that required my running the windshield wipers a few times but the road surface was never wet. We stopped...

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Jun 9, 2012 - Capital - Pierre, SD 2012

A little of the beaten track, Pierre is the capital of South Dakota. It is one of the few capitals that is not near a major highway. You have to really want to visit Pierre to go there. Pierre is one of the very few states that has remained the capital since statehood. In this case, 1889. The city was picked because it was the very center of the state. It was name after an american fur trader of french origin. Pierre is the second least populated capital in the US with Montpelier, Vermont being the least populated capital in US. We stayed...

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May 26, 2011 - Ellsworth AFB - Oahe Dam and Pierre

Off to an early start this morning. Today’s destination was over 150 miles east of here in South Dakota’s capital city, Pierre. We packed our lunch and left the FamCamp shortly before 9:00 a.m. under bright blue skies and promises of lots of sunshine! We got on I-90E for approximately 40 miles before getting off on US Hwy 14 so we could see more of the countryside versus interstate. What we found was breathtaking national grasslands on either side of the road with beautiful gentle rolling hills as far as the eye could see. We ran into...

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Jun 25, 2010 - Pierre, SD

Fri, 25 Jun: A 180 mile trip from Sterling, ND to South Dakota's capital city, Pierre. We're parked in the Super WalMart parking lot north of town (and welcomed gladly, a gesture we repaid with grocery shopping). It is warm, but a nice breeze is keeping us cool. Thunderstorms predicted for later this evening, which seems to be a daily treat in these parts. The day started out cloudy and for the first portion of the day we were in and out of drizzle. That, combined with yesterday's US 85 muddy detour, has our coach and car a uniform color of...

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2010 Travels

Jan 30, 2010 - South Dakota Capitol

We got out of Wall early in the morning (another very cold morning) and drove direct to Pierre to collect another state capitol. We nearly had the building to ourselves. We wandered around for about 30 minutes, then hit the road to cover some serious miles. We had an irrestible urge to stop at Buffalo Ridge (just west of Sioux Falls) to visit the 1880 town/bison food shop/gas station at exit 390. What an odd and fantastic place, even with the replica town and its creepy animatronic residents shut down for the winter.

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Aug 12, 2009 - The Dakotas

Tuesday 8/11 Weather guys say it is going to hit +90 today so we packed the chaps and got out the mesh gear. The big empty doesn’t sweat the speed limits much. We get a quarter mile from the mall congestion and the speed goes from 35 to 55, just another quarter mile and its 65 [and everyone is doing 70]. We took Rt 83 south for an hour then turned on to smaller roads to get to Knife River Indian Villages NHS. These roads were great – all a biker could want; great scenery, lots of sweepers, hills, a mile long earthen dam to cross. One of...

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Aug 11, 2009 - What, south to Alaska? Sure, take the biker route.

Monday, August 10: Wow! Another sunny day with cool temps in the AM. Woke up to 55 F. Not bad at all! I was wondering if I would need my electric heated gear since I am so far north, but not today. This was a simple ride. Continue on Rt. 2 West until 6 PM. This is a very straight road. My camera did overtime on the road to keep me from boredom. Boredom is not a good idea at 70 MPH, which is the posted limit. I did break out my ipod and got to sing aloud and nobody got to complain about my being slightly off key. There was no traffic to do...

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Jun 1, 2009 - Day in Pierre South Dakota

Our trip to the capital of South Dakota, Pierre, proved to be an interesting day. Leaving early in the morning, we drove across the open range land and then crossed the Missouri River. The walk began along the hike and bike trail along the Missouri River. A former mayor of Pierre received inspiration for this trail after visiting the Riverwalk in San Antonio. It now provides park and camping facilities over 2 miles along the river. Our walk continued through the historical residential area to another popular walking and recreation area,...

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