Category Archives: Alaska Trip 2013

Amtrak Auto Train, Arrive VA

It’s too bad most of our trip on the Auto Train was in the dark. Neither of us slept very well last night and looking out the window to watch the scenery pass was useless. Even though the beds were … Continue reading

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Minnesota

One more touristy stop before getting to Minnesota…  Mitchell, South Dakota, is home to the world’s only Corn Palace.  This unique American folk art icon was built in 1892 as a way for the early settlers to display their agricultural … Continue reading

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Wall Drug

I think the Sun Gods are angry with me for some reason.  Most of my pictures for the last month have been dark due to lack of sunshine.  Either it’s raining or just gloomy cloudy all day every day.  Today … Continue reading

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The Black Hills of South Dakota

Custer State Park has loads of wildlife.  We drove around the wildlife loop and got our eyes full.  Here are some pics: Of course a stop at Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a must.  I’ve seen this a few times … Continue reading

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Devil’s Tower

Devil’s Tower in Wyoming,  America’s first national monument, is quite a curiosity.  The 867-foot high monolith was formed by magma which cooled underground and crystallized, like mud that dries, forming hexagonal columns separated by vertical cracks.  There is a 1.3 … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Park 2

The last two nights the Billings, Montana, and east of there had some severe weather. There are more severe weather warnings out for that same area tonight, with torrential rains and flash flood watches.  That is the area we need … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Park

A visit to Yellowstone Park was not on our main agenda this trip but we are so close we couldn’t pass up a one-day drive-through.  It was a lot of driving with the Jeep, but better that than drive the … Continue reading

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