Bparke

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Date registered: March 29, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Devils Tower, Wyoming — July 12, 2015
  2. Crazy Horse – A Monument to Native American People — July 8, 2015
  3. The Black Hills — June 29, 2015
  4. We’re Out West! — June 20, 2015
  5. Our Exploration of America continues! — June 7, 2015

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Jul 12

Devils Tower, Wyoming

Leaving Black Hills

We left the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota wishing we had been able to spend more time here.  It is a truly beautiful part of the country.  Going West, the next State was Wyoming and, due to time constraints and the fact that we had previously visited Yellowstone National Park, we decided to …

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Jul 08

Crazy Horse – A Monument to Native American People

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Just 17 miles from Mt. Rushmore is the Crazy Horse Monument.  You can tour both sites in one day but we decided to do them on different days so we could have time to absorb the information and truly appreciate the grandeur of both carvings. The initiator of what has turned out to be the …

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Jun 29

The Black Hills

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Mount Rushmore In 1930 Sculptor, Gutzon Borglum said “… let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were.  Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and rain alone shall wear …

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Jun 20

We’re Out West!

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Those of you who are on Bill’s Face Book  know that we are in South Dakota right now … even though the last Blog we wrote was about part of our stay in Washington DC back in April!  Oh dear …. time surely has gotten away from us, hasn’t it? Since then our days have …

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Jun 07

Our Exploration of America continues!

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Appomattox, Virginia When we started planning our trip we learned that a Reenactment would be taking place to mark the 150th Anniversary of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9 at the McLean House in Appomattox, Virginia, and we knew we had to be there, even though …

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May 28

Our 2015 RV Travels – Part 1

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We’ve been “on the road” now for almost two months and are currently in northern Michigan, heading for Wisconsin and points west.  Accompanying us on our trip are Lexi and Suzi!  Lexi is our trusty 30 foot B+ Lexington Coach (also known as a caravan to non-Americans) and Suzi, our Saturn Vue tow car (also …

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May 01

NEW TRAVELS WITH RUBY

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Mar 04

There and Back!

Dateline Breaux Bridge, Louisiana The blog below was written as we left Arizona on our way East to Florida.  We expected smooth driving and warming temperatures, however, today Monday March 4, we are iced in at Poche’s Fish-N-Camp RV Resort in Breaux Bridge, waiting for the ice to melt so we can continue to New …

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Dec 03

Oklahoma – Oil and Art

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Have you ever wondered why the State of Oklahoma is known as the “Sooner” State?   To be honest, we hadn’t given it much thought but the answer is quite interesting! On April 22, 1889, the first day homesteading was permitted, 50,000 people swarmed into the area. Those who tried to beat the noon starting gun …

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Nov 23

Oklahoma: Land of Cowboys, Native Americans, Oil and … Will Rogers

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I think we can be forgiven for deciding to leave Missouri as soon as possible after our experience in St. Louis. We know we missed some important Route 66 attractions but time was slipping by and we needed to pick up the pace a little. Heading for Oklahoma, we stopped for one night at an …

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