Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

We headed south to a small town of Wall, SD so we could go see Badlands National Park and a few other items nearby.  Wall is famous for the huge drug store that grew back in the day by offering thirsty travelers free ice water from those traveling the dusty roads on the way to Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone.  After putting up signs along the highway, travelers starting stopping and buying drinks and ice cream from the drug store.  It…

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Mt Rushmore and More

Mt Rushmore and More

After a short stay in Sheridan, we headed to Rapid City, SD for a six night stay.  We are staying at Ellsworth Air Foce Base, another nice full hook up RV Park for the bargain price of $28 a night. Ellsworth is home to a bunch of B1B bombers and was a former base for Nuclear Ballistic Missles during the Cold War era.  It was a great launching pad to get to nearby attractions, such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Hourse…

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Helena & Bozeman Montana

Helena & Bozeman Montana

We decided to cut our stay in Great Falls short to taken in a short stop in Montana ‘s Capital of Helena, then do a quick stop in Bozeman.  We like the new series “Yellowstone” on the Paramount Network that is about a ranch family set in the Bozeman area.  I found us places to stay without disrupting our schedule too much and off we went. First us was Helena, a surprisingly small town even though it is home to…

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Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta Canada, part2

Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta Canada, part2

Since there was so much to see and the scenery was just eye watering that I was taking too many pictures to share and I decided to break the first post up into two parts.  We took a drive up north towards Jasper to the Columbia Ice Fields.  The drive was along a river with glacier fed lakes and streams, the mountains towered above the highway and several different glaciers could be seen.  At the highway stop for the Ice…

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Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta Canada

Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta Canada

We headed into Canada into the Banff and Lake Louise area for a week stay.  We are staying at the Lake Louise Trailer Campground, right near the small town of Lake Louise and about 30 miles north of Banff.  The actual lake is just up the road but be warned, it is crowded in the summer and the amount of people trying to park gets parking lots so full they bus people in from a huge parking lot a few…

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Glacier National Park, Pt. 3

Glacier National Park, Pt. 3

Yep, it took three parts to cover this vast and beautiful National Park.  We are hopefully helping you guys that read this to plan your future vacation out this way.  We will be back in 2020, there is so much to see and do, even two weeks was hard to do.  With the crowds picking up, getting to do some of the popular hikes can be a challenge, it means getting up early, getting to the parking lot at the…

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Glacier National Park, Pt. 2

Glacier National Park, Pt. 2

As promised, I would be breaking up our post into several parts to cover this very large National Park.   It has been really busy in the park during this 4th of July week, a lot of tourists, parking lots jammed by early morning, tons of folks on the hiking trails, and yes, I am not having as much fun with all this stress.  So today we decided to take a down day, work on the RV, cleaning, fixing a few…

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Glacier national Park, Part 1

Glacier national Park, Part 1

Since we have a rain day today, I figured I would do a short post about Glacier National Park and make it a two part post.  We got into Columbia Falls. Montana a few days ago.  We are staying at Columbia Falls RV Park which is in town and about 15 miles from the entrance to the West side of Glacier National Park.  The Park is big and to drive around or through it is about 60 miles and will…

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Malmstrom AFB..all about the Nuc’s

Malmstrom AFB..all about the Nuc’s

After our stay near Billings, MT we headed northwest to Great Falls, MT.  We are staying at Malmstrom Air Force Base which is on the edge of town, they have two RV campgrounds, one just outside the base and one inside the base itself.  The one outside was full, so we opted to stay in the smaller one on base.  The only downside is it only has 30 Amp electric, but that is not really an issue since it is…

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2019 Plans

2019 Plans

Now that we are getting into the summer months of 2018, it is time to start locking down our plans for 2019.  We have planned to stay on the east coast and visit Cathy’s family who is clustered up in New England for the most part.  We also have friends in Pittsburgh, and some Navy friends in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.  This winter we will be spending a month in Corpus Christie, Tx (Dec 2018), Galveston, Tx (Jan 2019), Destin,…

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