Monthly Archives: May 2022

FROM HIPPIE TO CAVE MAN

The main event, Carlsbad Caverns, is why we took this detour, about 800 miles out of our “as the bird flies” route. After hearing all our lives about the famous Caverns, we took the plunge figuring we had no way … Continue reading

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ALIEN BURGERS TASTE LIKE ALIEN CHICKEN

My newfound path to Hippiedom has been blessed with many outposts, rest stops, roadside attractions, and Kodak Photo Points. Remember the Kodak Photo Points at Disneyland? When I was a kid, these were where your parents would drag or push … Continue reading

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DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY

For Memorial Day, 2022, I will surrender my pen to one of America’s great heroes. From remarks by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to West Point cadets at the United States Military Academy on May 12, 1962: [The American soldier] needs no … Continue reading

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SANTA FE DEUX

Do you know the way to Santa Fe? Dion Warwick would say! Well, not exactly, but now you can’t get that nasty ear worm out! I’ll make up for it by gifting one of our sunrises (yes, we’re up that … Continue reading

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MOTHRA STRIKES

The post today is in 2 parts. First, I’m going to provide some updates and kudos. Kudos: Thanks to Linda & Dan for the coffee cups you gifted us at Orcas last summer. We use them every morning and think … Continue reading

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GOD FIXED MY NORCOLD

You are probably wondering about the title. Maybe you are asking yourself “What the heck is a Norcold?” If you have ever owned an RV, even a boat with a refrigerator in it, you have very likely owned a Norcold. … Continue reading

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CHEYENNE

Our drive through the plains and back into the Rockies went well (except for that Kimball Grade thing). There were plenty of wide open spaces, and we had ample road snacks, an absolute MUST for road trips. We arrived at … Continue reading

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The GREAT PLAINS and CARHENGE

We bugged out of Rapid City wanting some flatter land to tow through, so we drifted south and east toward the promise of the Great Plains. Our target was Alliance Nebraska, where a colorful local by the name of Jim … Continue reading

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NEXT UP, WALL DRUG, and DEADWOOD NEVERMORE

Due to our early start at Mt. Rushmore (we had plenty of parking choices), we finished up at Crazy Horse before 11AM. We took advantage of the free afternoon to make a detour to Wall Drug, about 50 miles east … Continue reading

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FIRST UP, MOUNT RUSHMORE and CRAZY HORSE

Fresh out of Sturgis, we got settled into Rapid City South RV, aptly named for its location on the highway to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, our main attractions for the area. This is a 3 night stop for us, … Continue reading

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