Monthly Archives: March 2013

Osceola, Iowa

Driving only 100 miles today.  It’s too cold to hurry north!  Even here in Osceola, Iowa, the forecasted low is to be 25F and some possible snow flurries. Lakeside Casino in Osceola, Iowa, has a full hook-ups campground for $20/night. … Continue reading

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Getting There

We’re slowly getting there.  275 miles was enough driving for us today, stopping at Cameron, Missouri, for the night.  The weather and the roads have been dry.  It’s cloudy, but we have only seen a few sprinkles of rain. Gasoline … Continue reading

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To The Salt Mines!

We’re in Hutchinson….OK, so it’s Hutchinson, KANSAS.  We won’t be to Hutchinson, MINNESOTA, until next week. Here, we stopped to visit the Underground Salt Museum   So cool!  You take the 90-second double-deck hoist (elevator-like ride) down 650 feet to the … Continue reading

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Still OK

One of the things we liked about being in the Desert Southwest was the lack of flying insects.  Shops, restaurants, and homes would leave their doors and windows stand open.  It’s not like that in the Midwest.  The scenery is … Continue reading

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East to OK

The Big Texan is a tourist stop not to be missed as you pass through Amarillo, Texas.   They have truck and RV parking in the back, so parking here was no problem for us.   It looks a bit corny … Continue reading

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Tucumcari, New Mexico

As we leave Albuquerque and head west on I-40 the mountains disappear and the road flattens out. The winds started picking up so we stopped at Tucumcari for the night, only 175 miles from where we had been. We checked … Continue reading

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Albuquerque

We’re slowly making our way north, taking our time while the weather up there improves.  Tonight we’re spending the night in the parking lot at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino south of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  It’s free.  Well, almost … Continue reading

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Minnesota Bound

We left Benson this morning and began our journey back to Minnesota.  We lost one hour when we crossed the Arizona into New Mexico border.  The weather is nice, a good day for a drive.  One of the first things … Continue reading

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Benson, AZ

We’re back in Benson, stopping to visit relatives before beginning our migration to Minnesota.  The Benson I-10 RV Park is where we camped when we were here in December.  We’re staying here again because it’s a good clean and level … Continue reading

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Pinal County Fair

Susan and Wally and Bernie and I went to the Pinal County Fair in Casa Grande today.  It’s a nice little fair and we had a good time walking around and seeing it. One of the first things we saw … Continue reading

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Going Further South

The real Spring has not arrived in Minnesota just yet so we are going to hang out here in Arizona a bit longer before heading north.  We have moved south of Phoenix to Las Colinas RV Park in Casa Grande. … Continue reading

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Desert Botanical Garden

There were six hot-air balloons rising over the horizon early this morning.  I got a picture of one of them. The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is a pretty cool place to visit.  With the recent rains and the latest … Continue reading

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Going South

The Grand Canyon was pretty awesome and we enjoyed our time there, but now we’re slowly heading back to the Phoenix area.  Hopefully the heat wave is over and the temps are a bit more to our tolerance. We spent … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon, Day 3

Just before dark last night we were greeted by two Mule Deer out our front window. This morning we drove the Jeep farther east along the South Rim, beyond the bus route to Desert View near the East Entrance Station … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon, Day 2

The east route of the South Rim is just as beautiful as the west route was.  I’ve taken nearly 100 pictures these last two days, but I don’t know why.  Not to minimize the awesomeness of the Grand Canyon, but … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon National Park

Frost met us this morning.  We’re somewhere around 7,000′ elevation so it’s way cooler than it is back in Phoenix.  The high today was 66F, not like the 95F happening in Phoenix. I do prefer this. After breakfast we drove … Continue reading

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From Desert to Forest

Early this morning we went to visit Montezuma Castle National Monument cliff dwellings before leaving town.  It really has nothing to do with Montezuma.  Early settlers assumed that it was Aztec in origin and named it that. The rest of … Continue reading

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Desert Exploring

Just north of Black Canyon City is Agua Fria National Monument.  We were hoping to find a free place to camp in the desert but the roads into the area were way too rough to drive the motor home on. … Continue reading

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Moving North

Our time in Mesa was spent visiting with the relatives and helping my step-mother, Shirley, get ready to move back to Minnesota.  Her home here has been sold and we will be transporting some of her things for her. She … Continue reading

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Mesa, AZ

The storms are over.  The clouds are still with us, and just a sprinkle of rain, so we drove the 90 minutes east to Mesa, Arizona, this morning. Mesa Regal Resort is where we stayed when we were here at … Continue reading

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