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Bonnie Lee
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Platte City, Missouri
7/20/2017 We have driven west across Missouri and are settled in Platte City, named after the river that flows into the Missouri at this point. The land is rolling hills and well treed. The winding Missouri is our trail and we have crossed its brown water s...

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The Corps of Discovery made their way up the Missouri traveling on average 15 miles a day. The troops rowed, poled and when all else failed got in the water and pulled the heavy keelboat upstream using ropes.  The 2 smaller boats called pirogues were lighte...

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Off the Trail: Cahokia Mounds
Mound 72 from the Visitor Center July 12, 2017 There are times when I realize that there are huge gaps in my education about the history of North America. Today is one of those days. We were at an Illinois State Historic Site the other day gathering informa...

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We Have Arrived, St Louis Missouri
“The mouth of the river Dubois is to be considered as the point of departure.” From the journal of Meriwether Lewis July 8, 2017 We are here. Across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. The arch is in sight and it is amazing. Camped on the easter...

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Dayton is All About Aviation
July 6, 2017 Dayton, Ohio is a great city with a lot to discover. We stopped in to explore the city's aviation history. There is lot to see! Fred booked us in to the Famcamp at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near the the National Museum of the United Stat...

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Fort Necessity National Battlefield and the National Road.
Fort Necessity was indefensible having been built too close to the tree line. July 4, 2017 Independence Day found us driving west through the Laurel Highlands to Farmington Pennsylvania and the Fort Necessity Battlefield. The Laurel Highlands include some o...

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Johnstown Flood National Memorial
View down the mountain from the visitor center at the Johnstown Flood Memorial July 1, 2017 Day 2 found us driving to the city of Johnstown about 40 minutes from the RV park. Johnstown is located deep in a valley with steep sides. Streets are winding and sw...

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Flight 93 National Memorial
June 29, 2017 Our second stop on the trip west is in New Florence Pennsylvania. We chose the area because it is at the center of 3 National Park Service sites that we want to visit.  We arrived at Mirror Lake RV Park in mid afternoon and were directed to a ...
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