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Where’s Chuck? 8.4.15

I’m on vacation, but I planned ahead. Presuming that we stay on track, we’ll be seeing a lot of cool things–here’s what I hope to see today.

This is the second epic long day of over-ambitious landmark bagging.  We’ll begin from our campsite near Rushmore, weave our way through the wild and windy scenic highways of the Black Hills–including the Needles Highway

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and Deadwood…

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No, wait–not that Deadwood.  This Deadwood…

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And Spearfish Canyon…

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Then on to Wyoming and Devil’s Tower…

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Which we won’t be climbing…
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Not because we’re afraid to climb or really bad at it–but because it was carved by a giant bear and we’re afraid he way come back…

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Then we head up to Montana and Little Bighorn Battlefield…

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Before making our way to Red Lodge for the evening.

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Where’s Chuck? 8.3.15

I’m on vacation, but I planned ahead. Presuming that we stay on track, we’ll be seeing a lot of cool things–here’s what I hope to see today.

Oh, today is a big long day of attractions and activities–the first of two ambitious dawn to dusk tourista fantasticas as we drive from Mitchell, South Dakota to the doorstep of Yellowstone in 48 hours and attempt to see a whole lotta America in between.

First up, the Badlands–a scenic drive through the park with a few short hikes thrown in.
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And yes, I’m going to drag my fat ass up these steps, just to prove to myself that I not an old, used-up bag of skin and lard.

Then I’ll reward myself with a treat from the decadent land of tourista dreams…WALL DRUG.

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That isn’t me on the rabbit, obviously.  I have hair.

And we’re not done yet.  Our final destination of the day is Mount Rushmore, which isn’t nearly the dull thing I always expected it was.  The first time I went, I expected to be bored, but it is oddly engaging.

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Where’s Chuck? Sunday 8.2.15

I’m on vacation, but I planned ahead. Presuming that we stay on track, we’ll be seeing a lot of cool things–here’s what I hope to see today.

We finish up events at the State Games of America around mid-day then we’re heading northwest, ahead of our friends, to Mitchell, South Dakota where we’ll be camping over at Lake Mitchell and making a quick visit to The Corn Palace.  Because you can’t go to eastern South Dakota and not see a building covered with murals made from corn and other regionally grown grains.  They make new murals every year.

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I don’t know who this woman is, but the photo is awesome and I had to include it.
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Where’s Chuck? Friday 7.31.15

I’m on vacation, but I planned ahead. Presuming that we stay on track, we’ll be seeing a lot of cool things–here’s what I hope to see today.

Most of our time is going to be spent here…
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But the Nebraska state capital, otherwise known as “the penis of the plains” should be worth a quick visit….
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And they’ve got this sunken gardens thing that should be good for an hour or so…
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But if you know anything good to do in Lincoln, I’ve got some time, let me know in the comments section…..

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Where’s Chuck? Wednesday 7.29.15

I’m on vacation, but I planned ahead.  Presuming that we stay on track, we’ll be seeing a lot of cool things–here’s what I hope to see today.

Turkey Run State Park, Indiana.  Snuggled up against the Illinois border, some shocking beauty in the land of unending cornfields.
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