It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Go West GPS Go West

Our Location Today is Mitchell, South Dakota, U.S.A.

Talk about slow internet at yesterdays location that it was taking five minutes for each picture I uploaded. Immediately after breakfast I had the post composed in record time because I was awake most of the night writing it out when I should have been sleeping.

Strangely as soon as I published it to the web  there was a soft knock at the trailer door. Upon opening it a young girl of about ten years of age notified me that there was a craft sale taking place in the park's activity room and if we were interested we were all invited. I thanked her and she ran to the next trailer as I closed the door. It occurred to me that something about that child was strange. Suddenly in shock I realized she had been wearing a long sleeved hoodie. Could she have been ill or did I miss something. I reopened the door to find the temperature near the sixty degree mark. Imagine the cheers coming from inside our trailer considering we had spent the last four days in record breaking heat that was only made tollerable by the use of Air Conditioning.
Being that we have been in the downsizing mode for the last few years we chose getting on the road by checkout time rather than attending the craft sale. By noon we were making good time and nobody was hungry for lunch so we continued travelling west down Interstate 90. With all the road repairs that have taken place throughout the Untite States this road still retains its washboard status in our book. If we had just eaten a meal it would have been packed down or brought up because of this road.
We were however impressed as to how many Electric Generating Wind Turbines there were in the state of Minnesota. As soon as you spotted one you could see hundreds more as far as you could see. There would be a small break in this kind of landscape only to repeat itself over and over just by cresting the next hill. We are glad to see the harnessing of natural resources rather than the use of Nuclear or Coal Burning Generating Systems but that was a little overkill.
We finally stopped for lunch around 1:00 and had a very filling lunch. It was agreed that because of the size of lunch we'd be having a much smaller snack sized supper. Also because of my lack of sleep I suggested that Bill, Vera and Kathy take their time finishing their meals and walk around the adjoining store. That would give me a twenty minute possible nap time back at the truck.
I had a relaxing rest but didn't sleep. It was enough to help me feel refreshed. After thirty minutes I thought that the gang might have gotten lost so I returned to the store just as they were coming away from the Ice Cream counter handing me a tasty Strawberry Ice Cream Cone.
Payback for the sleeping navigator shot.
Another hour and a half on the road the GPS brought us into the town of Mitchell, South Dakota. Kathy had set it so we could see the Corn Palace but it brought us to a delapitated warehouse section of the city. Spotting signs that indicated the direction to the Corn Palace we arrived in three minutes and a mile away. It was a beautiful work of art and all made from corn.

Our last stop for the day was the Mitchell K.O.A. where we were spending the night. The GPS got us out of town with no problem heading us down Highway 38 in the direction of the camp. Unfortunately it announced our arrival to the camp in front of an old auto salvage yard. Continuing down the road amist protest of the GPS we found the campground a mile further on the opposite side of the road than we were led to.

It didn't take long to get set up with plans for a relaxing night. What better way to relax on a comfortable night of camping than enjoying a campfire with roasted marshmellows.

Thanks for following along, Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. Sometimes I wonder about our GPS too. I usually use our GPS on a trip but I also have on hand a printed out copy of our trip route using Mapquest. I figure between the two, I will get to where I am going.

  2. You guys are just a coupe of days behind me. Enjoy your travels.

  3. Another nice travel day, and like you say, the gps sometimes makes a bobo. Have fun.

  4. Oh... I LOVE the corn palace... Isn't it amazing (or is that a-maize-ing) that they do a new front (and sides!) every year? Thanks for sharing the latest!