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  • Yellowstone and Bozeman

    Yellowstone National Park Bozeman,Montana August 7-11 Because we had been to Yellowstone National Park before, and because everything that we read described insane crowds during the summer months, we decided not to make it a major destination on our trip. In fact, Brad voted to skip it all together. But since it was adjacent to […]

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  • Devils Tower

    Devils Tower National Monument July 25-27 We spent a few days camped at Devils Tower, our nation’s 1st National Monument. We were “welcomed” to the campground by a camp host who seemed to revel in the authority that the position afforded. As we pulled our camper into the space he approached in his “World’s Greatest […]

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  • North Dakota

    Lake Ashtabula, North Dakota July 11-14 I liked our campsite in North Dakota. It was maybe my favorite spot ever. We stayed midweek, so we nearly had the campground to ourselves. Our site was right next to the swimming beach and playground, where we swam in the water, played in the sand, and watched giant […]

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  • Minnesota

    Lake Winnibigoshish, Minnesota July 9-11 We found a COE campground near Lake Winnibigoshish with no amenities and only electric hookups, but it was inexpensive and nestled in the forest, so it seemed perfect. As we drove through the green, wooded campground dappled with sunlight, we had our pick of the mostly empty campsites. The only […]

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  • The Party & the Recovery 

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin July 1-6 Superior, Wisconsin July 6-9 As we planned our route through the midwestern and northern states a few days ahead of time (oh, how our processes have changed since we began) we realized that we would be crossing paths with Brad’s North Carolinian cousins on their summer vacation in Wisconsin. Cousin […]

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  • Tornado warning

    Dubuque, Iowa June 28 – July 1 We drove miles and miles of straight, flat Illinois State highways, through a few thunder showers, watching occasional lightning bolts light up the skies above endless fields of young corn stalks, to finally cross the Mississippi River on a high narrow bridge into the city of Dubuque, Iowa […]

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  • Chicago

    Chicago, Illinois June 17-28 To visit my brother in the 3rd largest metro area in the US, we camped at Woodland Lake Village in Portage, Indiana.  This was our first stay in a straight-up mobile home park.  It was 45 minutes away from Chicago without traffic, but it was the closest campground we could find. […]

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  • Indianapolis

    Indianapolis June 14-17 This city has been a circle on our wall map from the very beginning of this trip for one reason…..walrus. (I recently learned that the plural of walrus is walrus.) We asked the girls last summer,” If you could go anywhere to see anything in the whole US, what would you want […]

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  • West Virginia

    West Virginia June 6-14 Our week in West Virginia was a flurry of playing with cousins, slumber parties, visits with the family matriarch “Ma”, and catching up on laundry in the free family laundromat by washing every single thing in our camper that wasn’t tied down. Brad’s uncle and aunt are only 10 years our […]