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Old 07-28-2019, 11:51 PM
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This morning I took the boys out on a utv ride for 3 hours. We had fun.

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Someone else didn't have such a great time. This one was out at the same time as us. They slipped off the trail on a switchback and went 30 feet down a bank where they slammed into a big boulder.

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Today's our last day here. We went and did tourist stuff. First we checked out and illusion place. The building is actually sloped at about a 35 degree angle to give the illusion that everything is on an angle. After that, we checked out rush mountain. It's a cave system/ theme park. Expensive but impressive. Tomorrow we head out for fort pierre south Dakota.

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Well. During the big outage, we drove, and drove, then drove some more. We're now in Duluth Minnesota only 4 hours from home. Here for a 2 day outdoor concert at the waterfront. We did stop at wall drug. What can I say about wal drug? Humm. Meh comes to mind. Oh well. Kids were happy.

We stayed in pierre sd that night. Then moved on to a little place on the Minnesota border. Today we moved to Duluth.

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Last night we attended the city on the hill music festival. Zach Williams and skillet were headlining along with a couple of local bands. It was great. Evan, our oldest, likes skillet. Someone from the road crew came up to him and gave him a free pass to meet the band before they went on. He was excited. What an experience. His first big concert. I estimate that there were about 3000 people there. Only 30 bracelets were given to meet them.

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We made it home today after being on the road since July 17th. It's about 4 hours from Duluth to here. What better sign that we're back in Canada than a flock of Canadian geese waiting for us at the border.

We made it home relatively in one piece. I hit a bad pothole outside of Duluth that nearly tore the rear bumper off the camper. I had the scooter lift attached to it. Camper bumpers are very thin and brittle apparently. I had to use about 4 heavy duty ratchet straps to hold it from completely tearing off. The welds holding it on were broken 3/4s of the way around when I inspected it. Oh well. We made it.

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Too bad our trip dates didn't align better but other than the major pothole it sounds like you all survived reasonably well. Glad you made it back home.
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Yes. I would have enjoyed meeting you guys.

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Looks like a great trip Brian.
We visited Mt Rushmore last year and after driving by all the Wall drug advertisements for 50+ miles we had to stop. Wife liked it, I had the same reaction as you. meh. It appeared everyone and their brother stopped there.
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I agree with you. I was actually wanting to do the badlands route going by there but since we had the camper attached we opted to bypass it. The badlands, from memory anyways, is nothing like the needles highway or the old mountain highway near Rushmore. I had never even heard about them so I had zero expectations. I always thought I was ok with heights until I got there. I was almost in tears and hyperventilating.

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Wall Drug seems to be more of a kids/ woman attraction for sure, although my Grandpa loved it when we were kids.
Glad you had a great time and got home safely with your family, and memories.
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If nothing else, wall drug was a good place to stop and stretch the legs after we left Rushmore.

I found this video of the iron mountain highway we drove. Very nice scenery but hard on the nerves and stomach.

https://youtu.be/i13_Ytx5Fv0

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