Monthly Archives: July 2011

Car broke down – Plymouth Indiana

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We were on our way to Michigan, to a Dutch store, when our car finally decided to give us trouble. We were driving through Indiana at the time and I was taking a cat nap when Ruud woke me up … Read the rest of this entry

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Mammoth Caves – TN

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We were told Mammoth Caves were amazing and that we had to go. We were running very short on money by this time and chose one tour, the New Entrance Tour. It was between that and the Historical Tour. We … Read the rest of this entry

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Memphis/Nashville

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We went to Memphis because we’d both heard of it and it was in a state we hadn’t yet explored. We had no idea what was there but someone suggested we go see Graceland. OK. So we parked at a … Read the rest of this entry

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Joliet (Route 66)

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We decided we should see the beginning of “the mother road,” historic (and now completely renamed) route 66. Ruud wanted some route 66 memorabilia. I told him he should have gotten that out west when we had the chance. People … Read the rest of this entry

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Chicago

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Chicago was a happy surprise. We had heard from several people who’d been there that it didn’t have much to offer, it was just a city. Of course there were museums, one containing the ever-controversial Sue the T-rex, but those … Read the rest of this entry

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Wisconsin Cheese Shop

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As we were driving through Wisconsin Ruud decided he wanted to try the local cheese. So at one point I woke up from a nap to see a bizarre little main street in all sorts of weird and tacky colors, … Read the rest of this entry

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Northern Minnesota – Ely

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We ended up visiting a friend of Ruud’s in Northern Minnesota somewhere. Her name was Sira. Ruud talks about a lot of people and I am terrible with names and linking them to things so the night before I asked … Read the rest of this entry

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Mall of America

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We weren’t really planning to go to the Mall of America but seeing as we were in the area and it is the biggest mall in the US we decided to go check it out. Ruud had heard that there … Read the rest of this entry

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Stillwater/Andersen Doors & Windows

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coming soon!

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Garden of the Gods – Colorado

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We were told we should check out the Garden of the Gods. Neither of us bothered to look up what this was before we showed up. We stopped at the visitor center first. It was packed to full capacity with … Read the rest of this entry

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