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The Happy Wanderers

Our adventures.
Aug
30

Touring Michigan, Part One

Lake Superior, U.P, MI
The day before we were scheduled to leave Potawatami State Park, we got "busted" for running the generator, We got through the busy weekend with a full campground with no issues. But on Tuesday, when the campground was almost empty the ranger stopped to "talk" to me about running the generator. He was nice and understanding, especially after I pointed out that there were no signs stating no genera...
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Guest — Bob Wangen AKA the Michigan Traveler
Welcome to the winter, water wonderland! We stayed at the Bay Furnace Campground too. A very nice place and convenient to Munising... Read More
Saturday, 07 September 2019 08:56
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Aug
17

Touring Wisconsin

North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee, WI
After leaving the Sugar Bottom Corps of Engineer Campground in Iowa, we headed north into Wisconsin. This is another state we've never spent the night in, so it gets marked off the "bucket list"! We're now down to only 5 US states left that we've never spent the night in together. Our fist destination in Wisconsin was the Pine View Recreation Area operated by the US Army at Fort McCoy, near Sparta...
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Guest — Liz
I'm sad you got bad advice about places to see in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Dells is a huge tourist trap, with boat trips on the river... Read More
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 09:07
Guest — fototaker Tony
I have a blog too, and it's been active/INactive several times. I just recently quit fb and twitland once again (abt seven years a... Read More
Friday, 20 September 2019 20:00
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Aug
02

Visiting Minnesota and Iowa

Lake Superior North Shore Scenic Drive, MN
Wow! We've picked up the pace and have visited many places in these past couple of weeks! After the Corps of Engineer park near Minot, ND, we moved further east to Grand Forks AFB and stayed in their nice FamCamp (Family Campground). This is a quiet campground located in a back portion of the base. It's the kind of place we enjoy staying at. During our 3-day stay here, we visited the Ronald Reagan...
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Guest — liz
Glad you were able to see a small part of our beautiful North Shore. I must tell you that missing the food and PIE at Rustic Inn ... Read More
Saturday, 03 August 2019 19:48
Larry Farquhar
We enjoyed Minnesota! We actually went back to MN today. We had to visit the "Mall of America". We're currently in Wisconsin. Only... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2019 15:50
Guest — Sandy S
Great post! Do you find that you need to make reservations well in advance? How do you choose your next stop?
Saturday, 10 August 2019 07:51
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Jul
23

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site, ND

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Museum
​While visiting Malmstrom AFB, in Montana, I visited their on-base museum. Malmstrom AFB's mission is now only to maintain 150 Minuteman III missiles. When I first started in the US Air Force, my first assignment was to F.E. Warren AFB, whose only mission is also to maintain 150 Minuteman Missiles. I asked at the Malmstrom AFB base if there were any missile silos that were open for tours and I lea...
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Guest — thalma
interesting, we hope to visit family in ND next summer, now we have another place to see there. Thank you for the information... Read More
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 11:56
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Jul
15

Hanging Out in North Dakota

Scandinavian Heritage Park
 We got lucky! The weather cleared up and we had a perfect afternoon and evening for the Pitchfork Fondue and the Medora Musical. The food at the Pitchfork Fondue was pretty good. And yes, they do deep-fry the steaks on a large pitch fork. Dinner included a buffet of baked potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, garlic bread, salad items, a brownie, and lemonade. The Medora Musical was next doo...
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Guest — Liz
Hope you are spending some time in MN on your way to Iowa! The North Shore of Lake Superior is unbelievably beautiful.
Monday, 15 July 2019 13:33
Larry Farquhar
Hi Liz, we'll probably only spend about a week in Minnesota. Wish we had more time, but we have a few upcoming reservations we nee... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:51
Guest — Jacky Bowen
I had no idea there was so much to see in North Dakota, so I've been enjoying learning all about concretions and Scandinavian cult... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:00
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