Friday, July 29, 2011

Roger Maris Museum in Fargo, ND

Roger played youth ball with local Fargo teams.....

Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's home run record in 1961 with 61 home runs, while playing with the NY Yankees.

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Lindenwood Park Fargo, ND

We stayed in Lindenwood City Park Campground while in Fargo, which is located right on the Red River.  Section B of the campground, where we originally were suppose to camp, is still closed because of flooding.

The banks of the Red River as seen from the Fargo side, with Moorhead, MN across the river.  The walking bridge, half of which has  been sweep away by the flood waters, is one of many projects the park has to get things back to normal. .Posted by Picasa

Entering North Dakota

As we entered ND, Jan was driving our new RV. Jan took driving lessons at the Winnebago GNR, but this was her first time behind the wheel on an Interstate......As you can see she was taking it very seriously.
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Watertown, SD

Traveled from Granite Falls, MN to Watertown, SD on highway 212.  There was 100% improvement in the roads between MN and SD. Found that in general the highways in MN are terrible and had items moving all over the place in the RV.

The City Band of Watertown plays concerts every Tuesday evening during the summer at the Stokes-Thomas Park, where we happened to be staying in the campground.....made for a very pleasant evenings activity.

The city park is right on the shore of Lake Kampeska, which has experienced alot of flooding this Spring and Summer.  You can see some of the floor waters in the foreground, which actually had 1/2 the campground closed.

We heard the City Band for a second time here at the Monastary.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Walnut Grove, MN

The Ingalls family first arrived in Walnut Grove in 1874 when Laura was 7 years old. Their first home was a dugout along the banks of plum Creek. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote  the series of books titled "The Little House On the Prairie". These books were made into a very popular TV series of the same name.

Interior of dugout....

This is representative of a one room country school, which Laura would have attended and later taught in one similar in the Dakota Territory.

Local justice....

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Prairies Edge Casino Resort

We spent several days at this great campground, which is part of Prairies Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls, MN. Was nice to have a full hookup site in order to clean the RV and get laundry done after the Winnebago GNR in IA.
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Granite Falls, MN

The Minnesota River is still high after spring flooding in downtown Granite Falls and some houses along the river are being relocated.

View from the walkway over the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls....

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Colby and Joe's new home

Congratulations! Joe and Colby are now the proud owners of this house in Knoxville....a great place to create lots of nice memories****
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2011 Winnebago GNR Golfing & Eating

Ted's 2nd place trophy from the WIT Duffers Scramble during GNR.

Mitchell's in Leland, IA....fall off the bone "All You Can Eat" Ribs!

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Winnebago GNR 2011, Entertainment & Friends

Acres and acres of RVs.....

LIVE!  IN CONCERT!  THE DIAMONDS!  Remember "Little Darlin' " and "Silhouettes"???
The Diamonds did a great 50s & 60s classic rock and roll concert Wednesday night of GNR.
The last night of GNR we were entertained by country music star Joe Diffie playing his latest bluegrass and country ballads.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Winnebago Grand National Rally 2011

Main entrance to the Winnebago Grand National Rally at the Winnebago Rally Grounds in Forest City, IA

We are parked in section E, which has 50AMP service and fresh water source for the rig's holding tanks.

This is a view of section E on Saturday before the rally started on Sunday.  There are several different sections for rig and car parking and this year they are expecting round 1200 rigs at the GNR.

The rally grounds are quite wide spread, so decided to rent a golf cart. Also, the temperatures are in the mid 90s with high humidity, so thought riding in a golf cart would keep us going longer.Posted by Picasa