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  • State 48!

    Interstate 90 West from Montana to Idaho August 26 There is maybe no other day on our entire adventure so far that so completely captured the highs and lows of RV life better than this day. The video below was taken at noon as we drove west on I-90 into Idaho, marking our 48th state […]

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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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  • Casper, Wyoming

    Casper, Wyoming July 27-August 1 After a couple of nights of dry camping we learned 2 things about our trailer: our water pump needed some attention before we could go off-grid for a week in the Tetons, and our 6 year old batteries were leaking battery acid through the floor of our forward compartment onto […]

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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 […]