Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 10, 2016 – Arduous Drive thru Yellowstone and Scary Drive to Tetonia, ID

We delayed our departure this morning to let some of the remnants of last night’s storm pass.  As we headed south along US-89, the clouds which just hours earlier had completely hidden the mountains had begun to lift committed fishermen … Continue reading

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July 9, 2016 – Miles City, Montana to Livingston, Montana (just north of Yellowstone)

We woke this morning to a sunny day with much cooler temperatures and lower humidity.  Leaving our campground, we spotted another in the ever lengthening list of things which are in a state of disrepair and decay. The landscape became … Continue reading

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July 8, 2016 – Bismarck, North Dakota to Miles City, Montana

Continuing our trek west, I-94 took us past the southern section of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and on into the Badlands and seemingly endless miles of wastelands of western North Dakota and eastern Montana. Eventually these desolate stretches began to … Continue reading

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July 7, 2016 – North Dakota State Capitol – North Dakota Heritage Center – Governor’s Mansion – Old Governor’s Residence

North Dakota’s current Capitol is one of only four State Capitols which look like high-rise office buildings … Baton Rouge LA, Lincoln, NE and Tallahassee FL being the other three. The nineteen-story building stands just shy of 241 feet 8 … Continue reading

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July 6, 2016 – Pierre, SD North to Bismarck, ND

Leaving Pierre, we resumed our journey on US Route 83 is the fifth longest north-south highway in the country, running 1,885 miles from Brownsville, TX on the Mexican border to the Canadian border, just north of West Hope, North Dakota.  … Continue reading

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July 5, 2016 – South Dakota State Capitol – Oahe Dam – Oahe School and Chapel

This morning, we toured South Dakota’s Capitol Building in Pierre … our 25th of 51 (including the capitol in Washington, DC).  Like each of those we’ve previously visited it is unique in many ways. However, for many years, it was … Continue reading

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July 4th, 2014 – Independence Day – Traveling from Mitchell to Pierre, South Dakota

Two Hundred and Forty years ago today, a group of men assembled in Philadelphia and jointly adopted a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, then the most powerful nation on earth.  I was fortunate enough to hear it read on … Continue reading

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July 3, 2016 – Corn Palace and Prehistoric Indian Village, Mitchell, SD

Several years ago, we bypassed stopping in Mitchell on our way East across South Dakota.  This year, we planned to stop to see the Corn Palace, along with Wall Drug (been there – done that), the most visited places in … Continue reading

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July 2, 2016 – Sioux Falls … North Sioux City, SD to Mitchell, SD

The first half of today’s trip took us north on I-29, where the speed limit was Enroute to Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota, where we exited the Interstate to detour into town to to see the city’s … Continue reading

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July 1, 2016 – Altoona, IA to North Sioux City, SD

We continued our westward trek across I-80 and then north in I-29.  Aside from the predictable silos, barns, and fields of corn and hay, wind turbine farms , While the blades look modest in size when mounted … the actually … Continue reading

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