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Hello From Salt Lake City

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Hello everyone.  We arrived in Salt Lake City a little after lunch today.  Checked in at the campground and headed to Temple Square. Just a little disclaimer here.  I am not a Latter Day Saint, however their history is very interesting.  I have wanted to come here for a very long time and look around.
Can you imagine coming across the country with all of your worldly belongings in this thing.  The wagon with the  ox would be bad enough.  The guide in the museum said the pull carts were really faster.  I guess the oxen were a bit of a pain.  But of course you could eat them if you had to.

The early settlers used wagons to haul granite forty miles to build the Temple.  A lot of love went into this beautiful building.  Of course we could not go in side but the had a beautiful replclia of the inside of it.  It was very, very interesting.
     The whole afternoon was wonderful! There were lots of young girls who were on their missions to give us tours, and try to convert us.  They were a…

Day 19

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Hello everyone long time no blog.  We spent our week in Detroit lake Oregon, the lake was beautiful, the mountains were gorgeous, but covered in a cold rainy fog.  I am pretty sure it never got above 60 degrees all week.  The doxies stayed under blankets and Rusty developed a new appreciation for a warm blanket. 

     We got to spend quality time with family.


We ate a lot. We never got to the fish fry but everything else was great!  Mostly we just had a good time.  After we put up with the rain for five days we called it quits and left.  Roger and I went back to Goldendale to see if there had been a Blue sighting.  Alas no luck.  I truly believe that someone has him.  This makes me very sad.
Hope everyone is well.
Hugs from the road
Suzan and Roger



We have lost Blue

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We arrived in Goldendale WA.  on Monday afternoon.  Tuesday morning Blue wondered away from my sister's home.  We searched for two days walking more miles through wooded areas then I thought possible.  Absolutly no luck.  There was no sign of him at all.  I put an add in the local paper and we put up posters in the area.  This morning we had to leave Goldendale for the camping trip we have had planned for a year.  This was truly one of the hardest thing I have ever had to do.  I think someone picked him up.  I just hope there concious gets the better of them and they call us.  I know this is much different then my past blogs but I hope all of you who read this will send good thoughts out to Blue.
Hugs
Suzan

Big Timber Mt.

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We crossed in to Montana close to lunch time.  Today was spent putting in miles.  We hope to be at my sister's in Washington by Monday.  That will give us some time to visit before we all head into Oregon for our camping trip.  I am really looking forward to seeing everyone. 
     While we were still in Wyoming we got a glimpse of the Big Horn Mountains
Since we opted out of going to Yellowstone this time we did not cross over them.  We who live in the midwest don't have the opportunity to see something as rugged and snow covered as these mountains.   Just before we stopped for the night we caught sight of another mountain range with snow on them. 
     We stopped for a potty break and at the rest park we saw this sign.
Believe me I stayed on the side walks.  Yuck Snakes!

Tomorrow will be another day of driving.  We hope to get the rest of way across Montana and maybe Idaho.  Beautiful amazing country!
Roger and Suzan
Somewhere in America

Hello from Devils Tower

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Belvidere SD

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A Day Full of Driving

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We left Amana Iowa this morning at 8:30. Iowa is a beautiful state, with a lot of rolling farm land.  We crossed into southern Minnisota around one PM.  Lots of windmills along I 90.  There is also a lot of winding creeks through the farm lands. I think it was  a too big a day for all of us, eight hours was too long.  Blue spent most of the day on my lap, he was mad at Rusty about something and they were trying to fight.  You know it was a lot like traveling with kids.
     We have stopped for the night in Sioux Falls South Dakota.  Roger and I are both ready to call it a night. 

Somewhere in America
Roger and Suzan

Still In Amana Iowa

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      It has been busy day here in the camper.  Yesterday afternoon Rusty started coughing and hacking like he had croup.  This morning Sweeney started it so we found a vet and went for a visit.  We have two kind of medicine but we have not heard any more coughing.
    This afternoon we went to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.  It was really interesting.  Tomorrow we are going to head to Mitchell South Dakota to see the Corn Palace.  One of those places that is really hooky but fun to see.  A lot like Wall Drug.
Good Night Time to call it a day we are going to settle in and watch a movie.
Hugs from on the road
Suzan

The Journey Begins

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The Driver      We are off !  This journey has been a year in the works.  We have had a few bumps in the road the last few weeks but they have been smoothed out.  We left early yesterday morning, our destination was Stone City Iowa where we visited with some dear old friends.  They are not old, but you know what I mean.   We had a great time catching up on each other's families.  They have a beautiful home,
with a huge peaceful yard!  I saw five different species of birds off their back deck.They have a beautiful pond with lots of fish and frogs.      After disturbing their peaceful world with our four dogs we headed to Amana Iowa this morning.  We have been here before so we wanted to stock up on some wine and mustard that Roger really likes.       We had a great dinner here, the food is served family style and is delicious.  After dinner we walked around for a few minutes and looked at the flowers.  This is such a sweet little town and has a lot of history.  The early citizens…