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Five Weeks Flew By!

Five Weeks Flew By!

So much has happened since our last post. We'd love to go into greater detail about every adventure but it's time we got you caught up to where we are now. Hopefully we'll do a better of job of timely posts going forward. It was way back on Tuesday July 11th that we...

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Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling

Today’s adventure yielded so much more than we ever expected even from a Minnesota Historical Society site. The human history at what became Fort Snelling here at the confluence of the Minnesota and the Mississippi Rivers began at least 10,000 years ago according to...

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A Day in Galena

A Day in Galena

After a mere twenty hours of extra driving, we're back on track after our trek to Ohio and our return trek to Illinois. We did most of the trip on Sunday with an overnight at the Kanakee South KOA Holiday near Chebanse, Illinois. Then on Monday we settled in for three...

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Lincoln’s New Salem

Lincoln’s New Salem

In 1831 Abraham Lincoln, then a young adult, chose New Salem, Illinois as his home. Although at that point he didn't have any particular life ambitions, there were people in this newly established community that would offer a young Abe employment, lodging, and...

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Abe Lincoln in Springfield

Abe Lincoln in Springfield

Our proposed route as of now is into Illinois then north into Wisconsin, so a logical next stop is a visit to Springfield, the capitol city in Illinois. We were able to get reservations for a reasonably price back-in site at the Springfield KOA Journey for three...

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Fort Knox II

Fort Knox II

It’s an Indiana State Museum site about four miles up the Wabash River from Vincennes, Indiana and just around the corner from Ouabache Trails Park Campground, our home for the last four nights. Named for the country's first Secretary of War, Henry Knox, Fort Knox II...

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Grouseland

Grouseland

The majestic home of the first Governor of the Territory of Indiana was the magnet that pulled the two of us to Vincennes, Indiana. Grouseland was constructed in 1802-1804 after William Henry Harrison was appointed governor in 1800. Knowing that the home is undergoing...

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William Henry Harrison Memorial

William Henry Harrison Memorial

Like most Americans, we knew little about the 9th President of the United States except for his 1840 campaign slogan, "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" and that he died one month into his presidency presumably of pneumonia after delivering a two hour long inaugural address...

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Sherwood Forest Plantation

Sherwood Forest Plantation

Grandson and House Tour Video John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States was a bit of a political maverick. Although he originally aligned with President Jackson and the Democratic Party by 1840 he was on the Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison with the...

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James K Polk Birthplace

James K Polk Birthplace

James K Polk video This morning we spotted an interesting brown sign informing us that the President James K. Polk State Historic Site in Pineville, North Carolina was nearby. We made a quick decision to reroute, found parking for our rig, and headed inside to learn...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.