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  • Day92

    Manifest Apropriation [IN, MO, NE]

    June 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    As we worked our way west from Virginia the predominant theme at the first few stops was westward expansion. The battlefield at Vincennes, IN celebrated a victory by George Rogers Clark and his Patriots over the British in 1779. The dramatic century-old murals at the monument, however, portrayed the victory as pivotal to securing a foothold for westward expansion.

    In St Louis we visited the newest National Park-- Gateway Arch NP. This park tries to balance celebrating how the west was won with the cost to Native Americans.

    The final stop in this triptych was Homestead National Monument of America. This site celebrated the rugged individualism of pioneers who staked their future on land grants of 160 acres.
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  • Day5

    Archway Museum?

    October 14, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    “Adventure awaits. Exit Now.” 🤔

    This feels like someone had some public works money left to spend.
    “We should build a museum.”
    “Yeah, but we’re not really famous for anything around here.”
    “Hmmm. Well, what if we put it in an arch over the freeway.”
    “An arch over the freeway?!? I love it. Make sure to put some random sparkly shit on the roof.”
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  • Day6

    Photo Fail

    September 23, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    This is written somewhere near Omaha, Nebraska after traveling through California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.
    The reason for no posts of the amazing landscapes we drove through is the camera stuffed up which is better than admitting I stuffed up, I’m saying no more.

    The camera, or I’m working again now so we could have posted plenty of pics of driving through Nebraska but we want you to stay interested in the road trip, it’s been a beauty so far and there is a long way to go but somehow shots of and writing about the endless prairies where one of the highlights of today was seeing a sign saying “BUFFALO AREA” ain’t going to do that.

    I wanted to graffiti “WAS A” on it because not one buffalo was interested in standing by the sign.
    This probably was a good thing because when you see an animal in the wild like that you approach them thinking they want to be your best friend when really they don’t want to have anything to do with you at all.
    This happened coming back from Alaska. Buffalo were like rats up there, damn things everywhere even crapping all over the road.
    You think I’m over reacting? try hitting buffalo turds at 80 mph, they’re like mini mountains and if you hit a squishy one the stuff flies all over the RV and you can’t get rid of the little pieces or the smell for weeks.

    Anyway coming back from Alaska we see a fairly docile buffalo about 100 metres off the road having a rest under a tree and I think he looks pretty friendly so I walk over to say hello and get a photo.
    They moult at the end of winter, which he was doing at the time but apparently this makes them a bit cranky though I thought it might make them a bit tired so they wouldn’t be so agro. This is another thing I’ve been wrong about because I wasn’t that far away when before I realised it he was up on all fours and going for me.
    I ran for the RV sure I could feel it’s breath on the back of my neck only to turn and see it still standing under the tree.
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    jan brown

    gun slinger country - does look like australian termite mounds though

    jan brown

    Brilliant Photo though - you just pick the wrong roads - use your gps

    jan brown

    dont dive off...

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  • Day5

    visit with the Kallasens

    May 4, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We had the pleasure of staying over night with our family, Doug and Anne. Ping-pong, delicious dinner, strawberry pie, comfy beds, much-needed catching up and Emma the golden lab were highlights.

    love it


    Great entertainment, I'm sure!


    More entertainment!

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  • Day77

    Der Missouri

    October 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Hier gibt es tatsächlich eine Fußgänger- und Radbrücke über den Missouri. Der Fluß markiert die Grenze zwischen Nebraska und Iowa und gleichzeitig zwischen dem wilden Westen und dem zahmen Osten des Landes.Read more

    Ah! Ein Selfie von Dir. DANKE! Mehr davon bitte. Bis ja immer noch ganz braun. Das Wetter ist wohl auch noch gut. PRIMA. Hier kommt der Herbst immer mehr an. Es wird hier schon um 18 Uhr dunkel. Aber die Temperaturen sind noch recht angenehm. Gruß Heidi


    Ich muss Heidi zustimmen. Du hast gut Farbe bekommen. Weiterhin viel Spaß ohne Pannen. Vg Diana


    Also den Missouri hab ich mir irgendwie majestätischer vorgestellt, also mehr Strom als Bachlauf. Der könnte ja glatt als Ruhr oder renaturierte Emscher durchgehen. Ein schönes Wochenende mit guter Verpflegung (pasta, o. ä.) wünscht der Jost vom F 18

    Ulrich Wolff

    Warte ab, bald bin ich am Mississippi. Der ist auf meiner Karte drei mal breiter.

  • Day48

    Grand Island, Nebraska (Part Three)

    May 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    Annie Oakley's trademark shot was a hole in the Ace of Hearts. When Buffalo Bill built his barn in North Platte he memorialized the shot in wood in the peak of the roof.

    It's still there.

  • Day2

    License Plate Game!!!

    August 8, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    For those of you who don't know Dr.Harry Carpenter Jr.'s, aka Grampy's, license plate game, well, you must be enlightened. The rules are as follows:

    1) If you are located EAST of the Mississippi River and spot the following license plates, with a reliable witness, you earn a dollar from Grampy. US states: Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska. Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Yukon. Any Mexican plate.

    2) If you are located WEST of the Mississippi River and spot the following license plates, with a reliable witness, you earn a dollar from Grampy. US states: Vermont, Maine. Canadian provinces: the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia) along with Newfoundland and Labrador.

    3) When you see a plate for the first time, you have to locate it on a map, find the capital and the bordering states/provinces/territories.

    Day 2 Winners!!!!!

    Sarah- Spotted a VT plate on a car at mile 303 going west on I-80 in Nebraska.

    Gordie - Spotted a ME plate on a truck at mile 293 going west on I-80 in Nebraska.

    Included below are some random Nebraska I-80 pictures.
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  • Day2

    Ogallala Aquifer

    August 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Grampy Carpenter sent us some homework so we are reporting back all that we learned.

    1) What is the Ogallala Aquifer and it's significance?
    - The biggest aquifer in the United States covering 8 Great Plains states and 174,000 square miles. It is part of the High Plains Aquifer.
    - It is where most of the western plains states get their water and is rapidly being depleted. Many parts of the aquifer have run dry in recent years, mostly in Kansas and Texas.
    - We read this article from National Geographic to learn about the impact of it's overuse. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/08/vanishing-midwest-ogallala-aquifer-drought/

    2) What is the meaning behind the 100th Meridian?
    - This line of longitude signifies the approximate line where to the west there is dry land and to the east there is more wet land.
    - This also signifies where elevation changes in the US. To the West most of the elevation is above 2,000ft and to the east the elevation is below 2,000 feet. Of course, as with anything there are exceptions such as the Appalachian Mountains.
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