Thursday, May 24, 2012


My goodness, where does the time go.  We arrived in Indiana several days ago and have just been busy!  Busy visiting with family and friends, checking out our favorite stores and restaurants.  Billy's plumbing skills were put to the test helping my brother fix a leak at his rental property.  Today, Mom and I are headed to Delphi to have "High Tea" at our favorite Tea Shoppe. 
We have decided to pull out from the AOK on June 3rd and head to Kansas to meet up with some of our Florida family and friends who are celebrating their wedding.  The wedding actually took place down in Florida, but they are having a "post wedding reception" in Kansas where many of their family and friends reside.  After Kansas we have decided to slip on down into Texas and visit Bill's family.  Then we will head back to Indiana come July.  Should be some fun travel days ahead!  Normally we sit  here in Indiana most of the summer.  Now, I love seeing and visiting my Mom and Son and friends.  But it does get a wee bit on the boring side.  This summer we plan on moving around a bit!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Unfortunately I have no photos of the Jolly Green Giant, in fact, I only saw a very brief glimpse of him as we were leaving Blue Earth.  Billy did not like the set ups at the fairgrounds and did not want to stay.  I reluctantly gave in.  Needless to say I was very disappointed.  The fairgrounds were beautiful, well kept, and lots of great walking areas.  I'm betting the town was just as was obvious how much pride they take in there public places.  The sites at the fairgrounds are not marked at all.....electric is here there and everywhere.  Water and sewer are only available in about 3 spots and they are not suitable for big rigs.  I did not see a dump station, but there is supposed to be one.  I would have loved to have stayed here for a couple of days and explored, but Billy was not going to be on we went.
We ended up going down the road and found an overpriced KOA.  The set up was nice....fairly wide spacing....easy pull throughs.  It is the price that makes me unhappy....$41.00 bucks for a very average, close to the interstate rv park.  Did I mention the fairgrounds were free for the first two nights!  Enough said!

We spent the last two nights in Portage WI in a nice little Passport America park called Big Sky.  Great park, although I'm betting it gets pretty busy and noisy in the summer months.  Our stay was quiet and peaceful.......
And seems this old earth is just exploding with spring these days
I don't believe I have ever seen so many colorful birds.....
Would you believe a woodpecker did all this?  Amazing!
I'm not sure what this guy was chattering about, but he didn't seem to be to happy with my being in "his" woods........LOL!

Today finds us in another great campground in Rockford IL.......more photos next post!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Onward to Indiana

Today we start our journey back to Indiana.  Our first stop will be Blue Earth, MN.  Looks like an interesting little town.  There claim to fame, according to them, is the largest Green Giant statue in the United States or maybe the world.  I can't remember which!  At any rate, we thought we would check it out.  I do love the name of the place...."Blue Earth" just sounds so "earthy"........LOL!

Monday, May 7, 2012


Apparently we missed the prime viewing season for eagles in Pierre....cause we saw not one!  Disappointing to say the least.  We did head over to Watertown last Friday.  Found an rv spot at Prairie Pasque.  Which is nothing more then a mobile home park with a few designated rv spots.  Not a destination spot by any means, but full hookups for $20 bucks a night and you are close to town.  Not a lot to do or see here in Watertown.  I did take in the Terry Redlin museum yesterday.  Always nice to see a fellow artist work....impressive!  The weather here has been pretty bad.  We have had storm after storm, chilly temps, and so much rain!  YUCK!  Today is finally dry, but pretty windy and chilly.  We will be leaving here Thursday and heading down to Sioux Falls for a couple of days.  I'll be renewing my driver's license.  Then it is on to Indiana!
I did snap a few more photos before we left the Black Hills.....
One last look at the deer as they made their evening stroll through our campground
Spotted this beautiful Red Headed Woodpecker working hard.......
On this most perfectly rounded hole....isn't that amazing!
This awesome sculpture.....the photo does not do it justice....we saw during our little side trip to Hill City.  We love Hill City and its quaint little downtown. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Presho to Pierre

We spent one night in Presho at a nice little park close to the interstate called New Frontier.  Not much to this little burg, but a pleasant enough stop for an overnight or two.  We had planned on heading straight to Sioux Falls, but we decided to check out the state capitol instead.  Yesterday we headed up to Pierre.  There are several state parks in the area, but we decided to stay in town at the city park on the Missouri River.......Griffin Park.  Great little place, but lots of activity.  We found the Walmart yesterday and stocked our pantry back up.  Today we are going to check out some of the other parks in the area....hopefully I'll have some photos for next blog.  We paid for two nights here in Griffin Park, so tomorrow may be a travel day.....unless, of course, we change our minds!