Washington to Wisconsin 2021
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Well, we're waaaay behind in our blog entries as we've already visited 12 places and are on our 13th one right now. So, instead of many individual entries, we're going to combine them into one only. Enjoy the photos! Our trip so far....starting with Washington out west, all the way to Wisconsin WASHINGTON: The Dry Lake Falls were created by massive floods around 10,000 years ago. These cliffs are 400 feet tall and over 3.5 miles wide! The flood waters that came over the cliffs here were over 400 higher than you see here! This cliff area started 20 miles downstream and, as the water ..read more
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Bodie Ghost Town, Califorina and the Jeffery Pine Forest
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We've already started our summer trip but never posted anything else for our May Nevada trip soooo.. MONO LAKE, CALIFORNIA This was an unexpected stop...did not realize how much there was to see and do...but we tried to fit them all in. Bodie, The Mill Town, a couple of kayak lakes, Tioga Pass, Mono Lake Tuffas, the largest Jeffery Pine forest in the world, an obsidian volcano and a mountain side of pumice. Kim has always wanted to see the best preserved (and largest) ghost town in America, Bodie. So, we parked the coach at the Mono Lake Visitor's Center, unhooked our pickup and took a ride ..read more
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On the Bonneville Salt Flats
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One of the places we've always wanted to visit...well, actually I've always to visit....is the Bonneville Salt Flats on the Great Salt Lake outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. We'll get to our visit in a bit, but first.... This is where the world land speed records are set for vehicles. The current speed record is 763.035 mph (1227.986 km/h (the record-breaking speed averaged over the 2 runs of the measured mile). This one was run at Black Rock Desert in Nevada which is west of Winnemucca, Nevada. Thrust SSC https://landspeedrecord.org/thrust-ssc-andy-green/  Just so you can see ..read more
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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Twin Falls will be the largest city we visit this month with over 51,000 people. We thought this would be a nice first stop to get our coach organized as it's only about 165 miles from our home....and boy....did we organize! Well, Kim has done most of it while I slept in....zzzzzzzzzzzz. The big attraction in Twin Falls is the Shoshone Falls. Here's a few photos of when the Snake River is really flowing over the falls and some with very little. Springtime runoff We went here in the Fall to see the falls. I forgot that there's very little river flow during the autumn. Duh ..read more
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Let's give Nevada a try
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What city do people think of when you mention Nevada? VEGAS....right? Well, no Las Vegas or the other big city, Reno, on this trip. We're going to be desert rats in small towns.  Here's the population breakdown of the towns we're going to visit: 175 people,  68 people, 182 people, 1176 people, 1807 people, 217 people.. You're asking, "What is there?"  Bonneville Salt Flats • A spot where you can view the curvature of the earth • Bristlecone Pine Trees that are between 4,000 and 5,000 years old • Wild Burro Refuge • Death Valley • East entrance to Yosemite • Eastern Sierr ..read more
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Getting eager to take off again!
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2y ago
 It's early March and the winter is finally starting to relax it's hold on us. Weather is in the 50's, almost getting into the 60's !  One thing nice about the winter....we get great views from our deck during the morning...and afternoon.... ...and, yes, we got some snow.... We're getting cabin fever and are itching to get back out on the road but we have doctor's appointments in late April, so May looks like when we will start. I think we'll do some northern Nevada as a shake-down cruise before our serious summer travels. Here's our route so far... We'll see Shos ..read more
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HOME for the winter
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 A great summer trip is behind us now and back home to spend the winter. Here's a map of our five-month travels... Five months. 37 Stops ! ....and many experiences, locations, and sites along the way. Just a few of the Highlights: Glacial Lake Missoula Kayaking in Lake McDonald at Glacier National Park Theodore Roosevelt National Park car trip in North Dakota Staying at a yacht harbor in Duluth, Minnesota Cheese, cheese, cheese in Wisconsin! Iowa state capitol in Des Moines Custer State Park in South Dakota Elk in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Kayaking under the Grand T ..read more
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You give me fever! Peggy Lee Museum
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 Here's one for all of you that remember Peggy Lee.  How many of you do remember her? The Peggy Lee Museum in Wimbledon, North Dakota ! Wimbledon is a city in Pierce Township, Barnes County, North Dakota, United States.  The population was 216 at the 2010 census !! In case you are not sure where Wimbledon, North Dakota is.... All photos are taken by my wife, Kim Singer/actor Peggy Lee grew up as Norma Deloris Egstrom, living in the railroad depot where her father worked.  The upstairs quarters have been restored with Peggy Le ..read more
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Mount Rushmore 2020
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For our third time visiting Mt. Rushmore, I'll just paste in the one from our last visit. It's still spectacular, inspiring and breathtaking. I would encourage you to click on the photos to see them larger. It's well worth it. https://stricksretirement.blogspot.com/2019/09/mount-rushmore-2019-visit.html steve/kim/katie 2020 ..read more
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NORTH DAKOTA !
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 Here's our journey so far. As you can see, we're way behind in the blog entries as we're up in the NE part of Wisconsin - Door Country.  Going into North Dakota, we saw Theodore Roosevelt National Park, had a terrific hours-long lightning storm, Dakota Zoo in Bismark, went to the Peggy Lee Museum, took some walks, went kayaking and saw great vistas. Years ago, we went to Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and Arches in Utah/Arizona. The colors and majesty were spectacular. So, when we came here for the first time, we were underwhelmed. But, this time, we decided to forget all that pas ..read more
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