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Jun 1, 2009 - Pierre, SD

Unbeknownst to us we needed a lazy day. We got it Oahe Downstream Rec Area on the Missouri River. Look for our campground in the river photo(in the trees on the right). Incidentally, Lake Oahe is the largest Missouri River reservoir. Sure enough we sat by the river reading all day long. Lewis and Clark began their assignment from near-by Ft. Pierre. The Missouri River dominates the the landscape making it the home of South Dakota Great Lakes. It was a pleasure watching several generations of families enjoying themselves who were camping...

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Apr 15, 2009 - Oberlin, KS to Pierre, SD

Our drive today was VERY windy - 50 mph, fortunately from the South so it wasn’t too much of a hindrance. In fact we got 16 miles per gallon today! We drove about 6 hours, right through Nebraska and into South Dakota. We set up camp for the night at the city park campground in Pierre. It is really nice, right on the Missouri River. The park includes tennis courts, miles of biking/hiking trails, beach, playgrounds, etc. This is the state capitol of South Dakota. We drove by there and took a picture of it. After setting up, we went to a...

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Sep 3, 2008 - Day 11

We are here in Bismark, ND and getting ready this morning to go into the capitol building for the proclaimation. We then plan to go on down to Pierre, SD (about 200 miles)and do the same this evening. We are getting many responses from you out there about how this trip journal is allowing you to go with us and pray with us and we are understanding more from ABBA how this is how it should be. It's not just us going out and doing these proclamations, but you who are following with us in your thoughts and prayers and agreements that are having...

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May 23, 2008 - Pierre, South Dakota

Hi Everyone, Hope everyone is doing good at home, I heard about the wierd weather you been having. Its been the same here in South Dakota, stormy, cold, and very windy. I'm a California girl and really don't like it, with all the tornados around it makes me nevious. We are camping on the Missouri River in a beautiful State Park Campground called Farm Island. I wish the weather was nice because its such a nice place, it to cold to sit outside and enjoy it. We did go tour the Cultural Museum today in Pierre which is the capital of ND. That is...

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Jul 26, 2007 - Fantastic Friday Tour

The heat finally broke on Thursday and there is a nice breeze. Only to be in the upper 80's today. We took our car to the Honda dealer this morning and the problem with the window not going up is a master cylinder that needs replaced...another $300 not in the budget. However, he told us that Honda extended the warranty on emission control and he can do a "free" oil change, tune-up, air filter and all spark plugs plus wires while it is there so in the long run we made out. They brought us back to the campground so we are doing some long...

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Jul 18, 2007 - Pierre--What a Capitol City

We left the Badlands for a 180-mile trip to the Capitol of South Dakota, Pierre (that's pronounced PEER) to visit our friends, the Loesch family. Once again as has happened before on this trip, we hadn't thought too much about Pierre, South Dakota before. It isn't on many folk's radar screen. We found it to be a delightful city. Here are few things we discovered and thought may be interesting. Pierre is near the geographical center of a State with only 750,000 residents. The people are friendly, genuine, and unpretentious. The area is vast...

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Jul 17, 2007 - Pierre, SD - The capital of SD

We left Harrison, NB at 7:45 AM and headed east on HW 20 toward Rushville before heading north on HW 87 to Pine Ridge, SD. We purchased gas in Chadron, NB along the way. There were several trucks at the station hauling cattle to market. It was interesting to hear cattle "mooing & bellowing" at the gas station. We entered our new "home state" at Pine Ridge, SD. Pine Ridge, SD is one of the poorest areas of our country. The majority of the Native Americans here live in extreme poverty and it shows as you drive through the reservation. During...

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Jul 16, 2007 - Day 22, Pierre, SD

What a day! It started out warm and overcast and just got hotter as the day progressed! Think the temp by mid-day was over 100 degrees on the payment so it made for a long 95 mile ride from Kadoka to Pierre SD! The ride was through rolling farm country - miles and miles of wheat fields. Many of the fields were being harvested so it was interesting to see three and four combines in formation harvesting the wheat crop! No other special interest items today as this ride was a mentally tough day - allot of heat and the never ending headwinds....

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Jul 6, 2006 - Same Room

Same Room Different View By Larry Whenever we arrive at a new RV park and get our fifth wheel setup and I get a chance to sit in my recliner, that's when I always say to Diane. "Same room, just a different view." That's what makes traveling in an RV so much more fun than a motel . Of course, motels don't have sewer hoses, but we have the privilege of knowing what drawer our shoes, shirts, and socks reside in. Diane can readily find her hair dryer as it is firmly attached to the wall in the same place each time she needs it, versus...

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Star Trek 2006

Jun 1, 2006 - Pierre, SD

Mile 5073 We crossed the 5000-mile hurdle on the way to Pierre. (Rob is constantly correcting me - it is pronounced, "Peer" - not "P-Air" as the French would do. One asks then - "Why bother spelling it that way?") We wanted to get back onto the Missouri River and back with our friends, Lewis and Clark. There is a very pretty campground on the river and also a couple of museums we wanted to see. But, best laid plans and all that. As you can see from the picture, car trouble raised its nasty head. We stopped to get stamps before we started...

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Jul 23, 2002 - Pierre, SD

The state capital of SD, Pierre (PEER - we learned quickly the correct pronunciation!) and the wide Missouri River appeared out of the middle of the fields. A lovely town of about 20,000 on the banks of the river, which has been beautifully made into a park (no sea walls like Portland). Drove up to the Oahe Dam and recreation area. One of the largest earthen dams in the world. Fishing is what everyone does here -- there are boats everywhere. All the motels advertise boat parking. We found our best "value" of the trip in the Capitol Inn...

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