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Trip Update

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Just an update. We 86'ed our plans to go to the New England states in the fall. We are getting a few things in order and then about the last week of Sept, we are heading west to SD via St Louis, MO. Was going to head west on 80 but I'm going to avoid the Chicago area. That stretch from Gary IN to Joliet IL is a nightmare on it's best day. So, since Sweetie Pie has never seen the arch, we will drop south, check it out then on to SD for residency. Then it's west to OR, south through CA and back east at Bakersfield to Pahrump, NV. Scheduled to be there Dec 1st till June. After that we will be working our way up through CO and planning on being in Gillette WY for the convention. If you think our paths will cross, send a shoutout and let's meet. Safe journey and as always, stay sharp.

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Check my blog here on the FMCA forum.  I posted this after a visit to the WW I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, MO.  I highly recommend a stop there.  The Truman Library and Home are there as well.  We stay at Campus RV in Independence.  A small but very nice park, reasonable rates, friendly people and an occasional train at night to help you sleep.

While in the St. Louis area you might be interested in Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Illinois.  Within sight of the St. Louis Arch is the largest Native American mound in North America.  There are a series of mounds built by a large community that existed in the St. Louis area.  In fact, St. Louis is sometimes called Mound City because of the mounds that existed west of the Mississippi.  Those were destroyed by early settlers before their significance was appreciated. 

We regularly run from the St. Louis area through KC and on into South Dakota on I-29  If you are musically inclined, a stop at the National Music Museum in Vermilion, SD would be worth your time.  Vermilion is just off I-29 a few miles.

If not before, hope to meet you in Gillette.  Enjoy the trip.

Why not keep us all up to day with your own blog here on the forum...

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6 hours ago, TBUTLER said:

Check my blog here on the FMCA forum.  I posted this after a visit to the WW I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, MO.  I highly recommend a stop there.  The Truman Library and Home are there as well.  We stay at Campus RV in Independence.  A small but very nice park, reasonable rates, friendly people and an occasional train at night to help you sleep.

While in the St. Louis area you might be interested in Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Illinois.  Within sight of the St. Louis Arch is the largest Native American mound in North America.  There are a series of mounds built by a large community that existed in the St. Louis area.  In fact, St. Louis is sometimes called Mound City because of the mounds that existed west of the Mississippi.  Those were destroyed by early settlers before their significance was appreciated. 

We regularly run from the St. Louis area through KC and on into South Dakota on I-29  If you are musically inclined, a stop at the National Music Museum in Vermilion, SD would be worth your time.  Vermilion is just off I-29 a few miles.

If not before, hope to meet you in Gillette.  Enjoy the trip.

Why not keep us all up to day with your own blog here on the forum...

Sure, I can do that but I'd need some instruction on the blog thing. Would anybody be interested?

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Just post, post and then post again in a new topic you create (my travels, point A to point B).  It's a whole lot easier and those of us who never look at a blog will be able to keep up with your travels.  Have a great trip.  We had made most of those stops several times and you are going to love it!

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Update on the update. Heading west on Sept 13. Still planning on going to SD for residency. Was going to go to Rapid City and hook up with Americas Mailbos for our mail forwarding but it was such a hassle trying to get answers to our questions so we gave up on them and went with Dakota Post. So, we will be going to Sioux Falls. I'm still dealing with this Remco disconnect issue so it looks like a stop at Des Moines IA is in order. Really getting crappy service from Remco.

The plan was to go to SD, get our tags and such and head on to CA. In order to get our gun permits we have to be there for 30 days so that is going to make it a bit late for us to go to Oregon. So after our 30 days are up we will be heading south to OK to visit Sweetie Pie's cousin and then on to Houston area. The west to Lubbock for a few days and on to NM, AZ and finally Pahrump NV.

Hope to meet as many good folks as we can

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