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Sep 23, 2014 - Omaha and Jefferson City!

After leaving Hart Ranch in Rapid City we stopped in Plankinton, SD for 2 nights. Not much there but a decent RV park that is a Passport America site and only $18.00 per night. Now if you compare it to Hart Ranch at $15.00 a night it doesn’t even come close. But out in the middle of South Dakota there isn’t much to see or do so one takes what one gets, right! We did have a nice dinner at Commerce Street Grill. For such a little town it looked really upscale. Quite new and the décor was very nice. Rick had one of the specials, nachos and I...

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Aug 23, 2014 - Winding down

Elkhorn, NE We were up at 3 am to catch our 3:30 shuttle for a 5 am flight to Seattle. From there we sailed across the country to Omaha, arriving at 4 pm local time. It is so hard on one’s mind to figure out what part of the day one is actually in. Anyway, it was an amazing trip. We learned a lot about Alaska and more about mosquitoes. Fortunately August is the end of mosquito season so the swarms are smaller. Alaska's mosquito population is the stuff of legend. There are 35 species of mosquitoes in Alaska. All but a few of these will feed...

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Northwest bound

Aug 6, 2014 - Wanderlust

Omaha, NE It has already been a year full of travel. There was a 10-week stay in the Nevada part of the country early in the year followed by a week's trip to Oklahoma in May. Then in June we travelled to southwest Colorado exploring the area for 3 weeks. One would think we would be ready to stay home but now we are headed to ALASKA! Unfortunately we have a small logistics problem. Jim's method of packing is to open his drawers and dump the contents into his suitcase. This time we are limited to 1 small suitcase each weighing no more than...

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Northwest bound

Aug 1, 2014 - Nebraska

Nebraska CORN, CORN, and more CORN! I have never seen so much CORN! Fields and fields all across the state of corn and it is delicious. Corn seems to be the main agricultural crop in Nebraska. They must feed a lot of the corn to the cattle otherwise where else would all the steaks come from! After going to a previous museum of airplanes and space, I opted to stay back and Dennis went off to see the Strategic Air Museum. As they say, "absence makes the heart grown fonder" so we both did our own thing. This brought back some memories for...

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Jun 22, 2014 - Omaha NE - Cunningham Lake Campground

Our time in Nebraska has been both happy and sad this year. We left Nebraska after my sister Carole's funeral, but came back to Omaha to attend our great-niece's wedding on the 21st. Erin was beautiful in her dress and her wedding was very nice. She and her husband, Joe, got married at the Elmwood Park grotto in Omaha. We had never attended a wedding there before, but it was a great place for a wedding. The weather turned out great - a little on the toasty side - but the sun was shining and after all the rain Nebraska has had, I think they...

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Retired at Last!

May 14, 2014 - Day Trip: Omaha, NE

John spills water on me at breakfast. I spill wine on me in the afternoon. Some days I change clothes more often then others! Today we go to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. We are told that it is ranked number 2 in the country behind San Diego. I do not know if this is true but it is a good zoo. Of course, there are many school trips but the zoo is not crowded. We are very comfortable moving around the park. There are many buildings like the Desert Dome and the Aquarium. It must be early season as some of the outside exhibits are not yet...

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Sep 25, 2013 - 2013 SAC Air & Space Museum and Omaha

Last night when we got back from our visit to Omaha, I was too tired to do my journal. So here I am today, in Topeka, Kansas, sitting in a parking lot at the Combat Air Museum. There weren’t many places here that we wanted to visit; this one appealed to Ralph and it’s a good time for me to catch up on journaling plus make a grocery list tonight – it’s a Wal-Mart night. Fortunately the Wal-Mart is only a few miles from the museum. Our day began at the SAC Air & Space Museum. For two and a half hours we toured, looking at (and in) planes of...

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Sep 24, 2013 - Gone with the wind....turbines!

After leaving Winterset,we were back on I-35 to get us to I-80, the road to Omaha. The photos I'm posting today were taken at a rest area. The entire place is an education on wind energy. We first became mesmerized with wind turbines on our first trip out west. Then in Nova Scotia we saw where they are conducting research on wind and turbines. It was there that we saw a dismantled turbine, the main compartment sitting on the ground so you could get a true sense of its size. I hope you'll enjoy learning about wind and turbines. Iowa is...

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Sep 12, 2013 - Pre-Launch

We sold our house in May of 2013 and moved into The Big Unit (TBU). We parked it in a not-so-wonderful mobile home park in Omaha we referred to as "The Barrio." We got through it. The last couple of days we before we left we pulled out of The Barrio and had some maintenance work done on TBU. Then we park in an RV park at the Bluffs Run Casio for a couple of days. Wooden let me go early on Friday the 13th . . . . my last day of work . . . . and off we went.

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Sep 3, 2013 - The travel bug has struck again

The travel bug has struck again. We are about to strike off across country, this time sticking to the northeastern part of the US as well as a little of Canada. We expect to be gone about 2 months. Just think of the number of adventures we can fit in!

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Aug 25, 2013 - US 80

Today was about getting from point A to Point B (Omaha, NE). Mission accomplished! 10 hours later, and here I sit in Omaha. In a hotel tonight, since I have to work tomorrow, and needed reliable internet service. The most exciting thing that happened today was in Iowa, of all places. Windmill upon windmill upon windmill! Literally HUNDREDS of them! And HUGE MAMMOTH windmills. the blades on these things are 173'!! Quite a site to see. Pictures just can't capture it, although I did try. Check out this...

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Aug 24, 2013 - Omaha, NE

Day 12 Omaha, NE 8/24/2013 We arrived at Rick & LeeAnn's around 10, we were in pretty close. We visited a few minutes with Rick & Christopher, then commenced with unloading all the boxes we were hauling for them. LeeAnn showed up from work shorthly there after. With all of us pitching in, we got it done in no time! It was great, we got to spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the company. While LeeAnn & I did some laundry, the boys took the trailer to Council Bluffs for the night, once they got it parked they came back and joined...

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2013 Fall Colors

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