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Old 07-21-2015, 06:49 PM   #101
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I remember going to the Black Hills as a kid. Earnest you are getting me thinking about another road trip.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:00 PM   #102
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Good day today.... Went to see Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore... Both are amazing - one family is sculpting Crazy Horse with no Federal assistance and has been at it for over 50 years;...

Crazy Horse and the man who started it taken in 1964.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:58 PM   #103
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Day 20 - Custer, SD

Took the Mini on he road today... Drove the "Needles Highway" and the wildlife loop in Custer SP today....

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Needles Loop tunnel - 12' H, 8'4" W.... Guess I'd have to fold my Berk's mirrors in for this one... Anyone brave enough to give it a shot??? (Ck my next post)

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As I remember (it's been 40+ years since I was last there) there are 3 tunnels total, and if you're going in the correct direction, at least two of them frame the monument PERFECTLY as you drive thru. Wonder if was planned that way??

The effect is particularly stunning at night when the monument is brilliantly lit by huge spotlights.

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Old 07-22-2015, 08:22 PM   #104
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Day 21 - Oasis CG - Oacoma, SD

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Left Custer, SD early this morning and drove across he grasslands of South Dakota.... MAJOR crosswind which made driving fun, BUT the grasses in the fields on each side of I-90 looked like ocean waves... Really was pretty....

Got diesel for $2.35 a gallon which was GREAT!!!!

Head into Minnesota tomorrow to visit one of wife's high school friends that move up here over 50 years ago.... Will be staying at a brand new casino CG... Gonna lock myself in the coach....


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Old 07-22-2015, 09:24 PM   #105
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Great pics. I am loving this thread
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:58 PM   #106
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Any of you are interested in gong on the AL-Can with us in 2018, check out our thred (Search, I will not hijack )

This is a great thread thanks for sharing!!
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:27 PM   #107
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Day 22 Jackson, MN --- Jackson KOA

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Well I've discovered that there aren't many full hook-up CG's in MN if you get too far off the interstate.... LOT'S of little CG's with just electricity and 30 amp or no services... We move about 100 miles north for Friday / Saturday nights... Staying at RV park at Prairie's Edge Casino ($24.00 full hook-ups). lol.... Guess they figure they'll make up for it when you visit the casino....

Going into Madison Monday morning and getting ready for the FMCA rally.... Looking forward to seeing friends again. Cc


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Day 23 - Prairies Edge Casino RV Park - Granite Falls, MN

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Walking distance to the casino and the BUFFET !!!!! Just had a fantastic meal for only $11.99... Morning breakfast for $5.00... I'm thinking I could just live here and save money and get fat....

Going to do a little sight seeing here with friends acting as local guides and will head out Sunday AM to get within an hour of Madison for our Monday entrance....

Looking forward to seeing friends there and in Goshen....


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Old 07-26-2015, 06:27 PM   #110
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Only 90 miles north of Madison... Will pull in around 10 AM tomorrow and get things started.... Gonna have to replace my MH GPS.... My Magellan Roadmate cramped out a couple of days ago.... Hopefully, someone will have a "show price" on one at the rally....


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