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Month: June 2016

The Alaska Highway ?>

The Alaska Highway

After reaching Mile 0 which is the start of the Alaska Highway we had to do the traditional pose for the picture. The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II for the purpose of connecting the contiguous United States to Alaska through Canada. The road was originally built mostly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a supply route during World War II – in 1942, the Army Corps of Engineers assigned more than 10,000 men to the…

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Banff, The Icefields Parkway and Jasper ?>

Banff, The Icefields Parkway and Jasper

After cleansing our coach of all fruits, vegetables and meat before the Canadian Border, the moment of truth was about to happen……..we pulled up to the officer and he asked us where we were going……Fred quickly answered Canada. Next was the question on guns – he thought it was quite amusing that we were from Florida and had carry conceal permits but don’t own a gun. We have Louie and Lizzie for protection. Finally – the big question – how…

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Strugis, Custer Park & Mt. Rushmore ?>

Strugis, Custer Park & Mt. Rushmore

The next day we started our riding with a trip to Sturgis since we wanted to see what it was like when it’s not rally week. We stopped at the motorcycle museum and the Harley store and heard some pretty incredible stories about how wild this town gets. Sturgis has a population of about 6800 but during bike week there were an estimated 739,000 attendees for the 2015 rally which was it’s 75th anniversary. An amazing thing about that week…

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Wall Drug and the Badlands ?>

Wall Drug and the Badlands

After miles of cornfields in Iowa we were pleasantly surprised to see the interesting land in South Dakota. Our first stop was the city of Wall. When you cross the Iowa border you travel for over 300 miles of billboards advertising Wall pharmacy. I did some research and apparently their claim to fame was that they gave away free ice water and ¬†they still do along with a bumper sticker! Of course we had to check it out. I bought…

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Winnebago Industries – Forest City Iowa ?>

Winnebago Industries – Forest City Iowa

Today was a quick 200 mile trip from IL to IA. One of our notable sights was the I80 truckstop “largest in the world.” We didn’t need gas or a shower so we decided to keep going. We landed in Forest City Iowa which is the plant for Winnebago Industries. Our goal there was to have some work done to our bus and take the plant tour & museum & gift shop. Our license plate Repairs – Winnebago is a…

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