Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 30, 2016 – Iowa State Capitol,Terrace Hill and Salisbury House

This morning, we set out to visit the State Capitol in Des Moines.  Nearing the city, it was immediately identifiable as the only five-domed state capitol in the United States. Main Dome soars 275 feet above the ground Minor Domes … Continue reading

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June 29, 2016 – Oxford to Altoona Iowa

Because we had a short drive today and as there was some heavy weather passing through the Des Moines area during the morning, we delayed our departure until  a little before 10:00.  Not surprisingly, central Iowa is awash with CORN. … Continue reading

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June 28, 2016 – Herbert Hoover Birthplace and Presidential Museum, West Branch, IA

For our drive to West Branch, Iowa we were off the Interstates and truly traveling farm country where many of the roads were lined with blue wildflowers while some sections passed between millions of years of the earth's history and … Continue reading

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June 27, 2016 – Wisconsin State Capitol and Olbrick Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

The first known European to enter Wisconsin was a French Jean Nicolet.  The next major expedition into Wisconsin was that of Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet in 1763. The United States acquired Wisconsin in the Treaty of Paris (1783).  … Continue reading

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June 26, 2016 – Joliet, IL to Stoughton (just south of Madison), WI

We’d planned on leaving between 8:00 and 8:30 this morning but looked at the radar weather to the north and noticed the yellow, orange and red images indicating pretty severe conditions heading right across both our destination and planned route … Continue reading

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June 25, 2016 – Indianapolis, IN to Joliet, IL

It was a pretty uneventful day as we drove through farm … mostly corn … country with the requisite number of barns silos, some use for promotion, other near or at the end of their useful lives and in this … Continue reading

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June 24, 2016 – Indiana State Capitol – Indiana War Memorial – President Benjamin Harrison’s Home – Indianapolis Speedway

Our first stop and primary reason for visiting Indianapolis was the Indiana State Capitol.  The Indiana State Capitol, the Statehouse, has been the seat of Indiana’s government since 1887 and is perhaps the grandest 19th-century Neo-Classical Revival building in Indiana. … Continue reading

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June 23, 2106 –Galloway, OH to Indianapolis, IN – Our 900th Day of RV Traveling

Continuing our westward trek, low, gently rolling hills provided the backdrop for farms and fields of corn extended almost to the horizon in many locations. \ During an otherwise pretty boring drive, we were fascinated by the huge Nitrogen container … Continue reading

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June 22, 2016 – New Stanton, PA to Galloway, OH … High Winds and Tornado Watch

Last evening, while taking a walk around our campground just before dusk, we spotted two young boys in a pose which was reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell portrait. After great sleeping weather, we resumed our westward trek along I-70 taking … Continue reading

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June 21, 2016 – Langhorne to New Stanton, PA

After getting “clear” reports from our various doctors, we left home this morning and headed west across Pennsylvania on a somewhat meandering trip which will take us through twelve states before we reach the northern Oregon coast.  Once leaving the … Continue reading

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