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Sioux Falls and Pierre (say it Peer!)

After leaving Omaha, we headed north.  We were due to spend the night in the capitol of South Dakota, Pierre.  I planned a lunch stop in Sioux Falls, SD.  While researching for this trip, I came upon Sioux Falls, and … Continue reading

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Lewis and Clark Visitor Center – Trail HQ

I am a history nerd.  There are lots of different ways to get to South Dakota, and I don’t think the way we went would be considered the most direct route, although, it did come up as an option on … Continue reading

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Omaha

The second stop on our trip was Omaha, Nebraska.  We scheduled two nights in Omaha because we had heard such good things about it.

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Topeka!

Topeka checked a couple boxes for us.  We like to visit state capitols and the kids like to do Junior Ranger programs at National Park service sites.

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Wichita

Our destination for day 2 was Omaha, Nebraska. Our route took us from OKC through Wichita and Topeka, Kansas.  

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Make Way for the Hot Mess Express!

So, we’re off.  The plan for our first day was to eat lunch in Ft. Worth and zoom off to Oklahoma City in time to catch a minor league baseball game across the street from our hotel.   This was … Continue reading

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Big Adventure 2017

Tomorrow morning, all five of us will depart for Big Adventure 2017.  Preparations have been underway for some time. I hoped to have all 3 children packed by Monday night, but realized that my oldest has an alarming lack of … Continue reading

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