“Go West Young Man”

Farms, grain silo, and everything farms is the plains. “TO INFINITY…AND BEYOND!” Always liked Buzz Lightyear (Disney’s Toy Story). And after leaving Duluth, the trip westward seemed to epitomize his signature saying. The following days grew summer-like. Temps flirted with 90 and the driving was monotonous. The landscape became very flat, and farming was the … More “Go West Young Man”

Mt. Rushmore!

“Shut the Door please!” Hill City Cafe on Main Street. Camping at a free “Harvest Host” winery, we woke up early and went into Hill City, SD, for breakfast. Hill City is really a small town, not a city …a really small town (pop. 758 +or-). Don’t let the size fool you; it is quaint … More Mt. Rushmore!

“Badlands”

“Badlands” camping overlooking the Badlands A relatively short drive after leaving Ft. Thompson, it was windy, flat, and uninspiring …until we neared Buffalo Gap National Grasslands. Here, the prairie started to give way to South Dakota’s Badlands. Hills became more rolling. And to the south, ravines and canyons could be seen. The larger Black Hills … More “Badlands”

Bear Naked Growler

Bear Naked Growler camper packed and ready to go! Beautiful weather greeted us on Wednesday May 9th. With camper completely loaded and all essentials packed we struck out transversing western Maine. New Hampshire’s White Mountains were a little challenging but the F150 made easy work of them. We crossed into Vermont at noon. At the … More Bear Naked Growler