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Old 06-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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This is my second attempt to start this thread. I'm not having much luck with this connection and I lost about 20 minutes of typing when the first try failed. I'll just post a few photos for now and re-do the text when I can get to another WI-fi location. We left our home in Urbandale on Thursday afternoon and are now in Minot, ND. Tomorrow we enter Canada on Canada Day and my 70th birthday. Oh, and today was our anniversary!

the photos: our campsite at Bigelow park near Sioux City, the North Dakota state Capitol, and some interior views of the Capitol there.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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Looking forward to documentation of your journey!
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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Great pictures! The last two look like postcards. Thanks for sharing.
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Have a great and safe trip. I'm planning an Alaskan trip from Minnesota next year so I am interested in how your journey goes. How long is your trip going to be? I look forward to more posts.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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Gus: we plan to mosey, and will be gone 8 - 10 weeks. we've heard the countryside along the route is worth not hurrying through. The return trip will be by ferry from Anchorage to Seattle if we can afford it, then a stop in Seattle to sponge off of--er--see some relatives, then across the second or third tier of states to home.

We didn't account for how full all the campgrounds would be over the 4th, which being on Wednesday, covers both weekends too. July 1st is Canada Day, which is every bit as big a deal as the 4th is stateside. So crossing the border today may not give us better luck getting campsites. We'll see. Luckily, we have an app (All Stays Camp and RV) that shows nearly every camping spot in the US and Canada, so we may get into some obscure parks like county or city ones.

The Calgary Stampede runs 2 weeks and effectively blocks us out of camping there, so we'll go through Edmonton instead.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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Have a great time and a safe trip.
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Wow, sound like you are going on a fantastic trip! Stay safe and enjoy....looking forward to hearing about the trip.....happy birthday and congratulations
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Thanks for posting. Happy Birthday and Anniversary.

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Beautiful! Thank you for mentioning the app, Allstays camp and RV. We are downloading it now.

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Happy 70th Lee

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