Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Great River Road

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Community Pride and a Man Named Dale

The day started innocently enough at the Kelly Inn And Suites, in Mitchell, SD.  While it was a comfortable place to stay, the breakfast was more limited than any hotel we have experienced on this trip.  The highlight of breakfast … Continue reading

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Of Time and the Badlands

Trying to get an early start this morning, we awoke at 6:30.  After checking out at the Rocket Motel, we made our way to the Wrangler Restaurant just down the street.  When you see work trucks parked out front, you … Continue reading

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Crazy Horse Memorial, A Sacred Place

Most if not all of the people reading this post will remember that we brought Bill’s ashes out to Crazy Horse Memorial in July, 2010, as he had requested several years before his death.  Eleven family members came to celebrate his … Continue reading

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A Day Of Rest In Custer, SD

If you travel as much as Polly and I have in the past month, every so often you need a day of rest.  We slept in, washed clothes, gassed up the car, ran the car through an automated car wash … Continue reading

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Little Bighorn

Once again we awoke to cold weather, about 29 degrees.  Driving out of Billings on I-90, we saw several big refineries, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and other smaller ones, some with huge piles of coal visible from the interstate.  I wasn’t aware … Continue reading

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It’s Cold in Montana

Leaving Missoula, it was about 33 degrees and snowing lightly.  We were a little nervous about road conditions, but were assured everything was okay to Butte.  Then there may be some snow on the pass beyond there.  Yep, we bought … Continue reading

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