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Heading West to Discover the Big Rock Candy Mountain!

Exploring the Purple Mountain Majesties Above the Fruited Plain! Herds of Pronghorn deer followed us as we headed south toward home.  They were watching high up on the mountains, in the golden fields, and right next to a herd of … Continue reading

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Did We Miss The Turn? Quick, Find The Passports!

Maybe The Sun Was In Our Eyes? The East Entrance to Yellowstone is even more awesome than Yellowstone National Park itself.  Below towering mountains the Shoshone River has created a stunning valley floor.  We hiked some of the overlooks in … Continue reading

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Time Travel.  Real Life on Western Military Forts!

Caution!  Scream!  Scream! Screech!  KaPow! There may be history ahead! Tread lightly, it could be boring for some! Fort Kearny State Historical Park (Click on the name of the fort for their website.) in Nebraska opened our eyes to the amount … Continue reading

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Dancing West with the Rain Across Nebraska

The Hills are Singing! Stepping outside your normal life by traveling can be rejuvenating.  We have only been on the road for a week and have learned and experienced more than we could share with others.  We are humbled because … Continue reading

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Up North! Escaping the Heat and the Noise!

Minnesota Marvels.  Let’s Go! We love the cool air of Minnesota! The locals opened their arms to us as we explored their towns.  Our camping home for a week was an RV Resort in Hinckley.  There is plenty of room … Continue reading

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From Tom’s Dashboard: The Blues Ain’t Blues Any More

Keeping the Blues Alive – KCK Street Blues Festival Instead of visiting our regular blues destination (BB’s Lawnside BBQ) we headed West to the 12thKCK Street Blues Festival. The event is organized by the volunteer members of the KCK Blues … Continue reading

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From Tom’s Dashboard. Tooling Around in Milan, Italy!

Pizza, Music, Expresso and Gelato Having visited many countries over the years, Marla and I have recently cut down on international travel. Airport security hassles and smaller seats on airplanes have made that an easy choice. I returned to Milano … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi and its RV Resorts!

The Oil Kings and the People of Corpus Christi   Tom reasoned. Texas is closer and a straight shot from Kansas City. And the sun shines there in the winter also. Dreams of sunrays filled our minds as we headed toward Texas.  … Continue reading

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Playing Games with the Devil!

The Devil Plays Straightline Blues Highways 61 and 49 run right through the middle of Clarksdale.  Elvisland is less than an hour away.  Legend has it that a teenager Robert Johnson in the 1920’s came to this crossroad and made a … Continue reading

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Harmonica Heaven! From Tom’s Dashboard

Blues Harmonica (Fantasy) Jam Camp Think of a music camp and envision young musicians learning to advance their skills in a traditional educational format. Then think of a fantasy baseball camp, where you get baby boomers living out a fantasy … Continue reading

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