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Oct 16, 2020 7:18pm
Marie, look! We came to Minneapolis.....Kansas. :D Tomorrow we drive up to I-80 and follow the Oregon/Mormon Trail to Scott's Bluff, Chimney Rock, and Courthouse Rock. I've been reading some of the diaries women kept on their way west during the pioneer expansion, aka takeover of Native American lands from their rightful inhabitants, and I honestly feel a very tiny kinship with them as they went west. We are, in our own way, pulling our wagon westward, too. While my experiences so far haven't even begun to mirror theirs, we've seen many of the same landmarks they saw along the way. I'd like to take the pioneer road through the historic South Pass in Wyoming but panning for gold in Colorado is calling our names. I have no idea if we'll actually pan or if we'll go to a tourist trap and pan in their "salted with gold" sluices. One of the RV parks I'm considering has gold mine tailings and virgin dirt from the Fairplay mines southwest of Denver. They're right on the Platte River so...

Gone To Look For America

Aug 28 - Oct 23, 2020
In the immortal words of Simon and Garfunkel, we're all gone to look for America for the next two months. We have no idea where we're going. We're making it up as we go along. We could be gone a day, a week, or a month or more, or until we get tired...

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