Aptet et Itinerantur!

(Title translation at the end of the story) When we returned home last October we didn’t expect to be homebound in the new year. We are quintessential Midwest snowbirds but life events kept us home in early winter and then pandemic closures clamped down on travel for the rest of the year. In a typical year we …

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Hiatus

What do travel bloggers do when there is little in the way of travel to blog about?  Some wrote about what it was like traveling during a pandemic; the short answer is “difficult.”  Others have fallen silent for a time, or recap past adventures. For a variety of reasons, this is my first post since …

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Hanging in the Hills

We spent a few days in the Black Hills seeing the sights, most notably Rushmore and Crazy Horse memorials. We stayed at the Whispering Pines campground near Silver City, SD. The campground is situated nicely off the main highway, and has a homey quietness that we enjoy. Harley and Lisa own the place, and live …

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Boot Hill

Yesterday we went to the towns of Deadwood and Lead. Deadwood is a weird hybrid, sort of like The Sons of Katie Elder meets the Sons of Anarchy meets Gatlinburg. Harley stores and biker bars alternate with casinos masquerading as historic saloons. Hang around long enough and at regular intervals someone will shoot someone else in …

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A Bad Case of Slobbering

Did you know that motor homes slobber, and that slobber can foul the engine just as dog drool will wreck your clean khakis? Neither did I, but I have since been enlightened. When  I last posted, things didn't look so good for our motor home. We purchased it from a dealer in Indiana, and drove …

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Windy Alliances

I am usually optimistic, as evidenced by being a lifetime Cleveland sports fan. To be fair the Cavs have done very well of late, but the Browns and the Indians are a life lesson in high hopes and heartbreak. This story is not about Cleveland teams and life's disappointments, it's about two nights broken down …

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Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?

Between RV jaunts, I traveled to New Orleans (NOLA) for a national conference for sign language interpreters. You might think this would be a quiet event, but not so. I may tell you about that someday in another post. This is about transition and change. My first visit to NOLA was in 1995, also in …

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