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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
28th Jun 2012 - 28th Jul 2012 - Summer 2012
Day 10-To Bloomington, IL

Last night we had to get up in the middle of the night to put the AC on and by the time we left at 10AM the temp had already risen to 93 and by the end of the day we saw 103.
It was an easy ride through Decatur to Bloomington, IL. Still in prairie country where it’s so flat you can see for miles. Lots of wind farms and seed production plants. Miles and miles of corn and soybeans again. The campground we stopped at for the night was a good choice, lots of shade and a nice pool. Every site has a huge tree and it’s very breezy but 103 is 103. Got here early (12:30), set up and had lunch. Very quiet here, not many people when we first pulled in but it’s getting busier as the day goes on, mostly local people from only a few hours away. Caught up on e-mails and the web-site then read for a while and went in the pool which felt really great.
After dinner I sat outside for a while, it got a bit cooler after the sun went down. Saw lots of robins flitting about and a few rabbits eating the clover. We might watch a DVD later.
Tomorrow off to Crystal Lake to see Harry’s brother, Jim and his family.

Next: Days 11-13-Crystal Lake, IL
Previous: Day 9-The Illinois Amish

Diary Photos

We don't need a reminder like this

Us at Crystal Lake Lakeside Festival

Full moon tonight


Harry & the full moon



Nebraska border

Lewis & Clark trail


Nebraska farm

My Private Driver

Happy 4th of July

Welcome to South Dakota

Harry & the full moon

Watermelon lady

Me & Harry at Corn Palace

A friend

Corn Palace

All this made from corn

Happy 4th of July

Just for us

Corn Palace at night

SD prairie

Another Wall Drug sign

Black cows

Rest stop

Us at Buffalo Gap Nat'l. Grasslands

Inside Wall Drug

Traveler's chapel in Wall Drug

Ropes, etc. for sale

Harry in belt heaven

Me in book heaven

I know these guys

Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok & a cheater

Free ice water

Us at Mt. Rushmore

State flags at Mt.Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore

Us Again

Harry in a tunnel

Mt. Rushmore thru a tunnel

Lunch at the Game Lodge

Mama & twin prong horn antelopes

Buffalo at Custer State Park

Mama & Baby

Beggar burro

Crazy Horse & model

Crazy Horse Monument

Crazy Horse Model

More Crazy Horse

Us and Crazy Horse

Damn Tourist!

Us & Crazy Horse Model

Like Harry needs more rocks!

Needles Highway view

Rock climbers

Black Hills

Going thru a tunnel

Feeding a chipmunk

Feeding chipmunks

Another tunnel

Sylvan Lake

Us at Elk Creek Restaurant

Road to Deadwood

Welcome to Deadwood

Harry & the slots

Deadwood bar

Hickok's dead!


Cabin in the woods

Down the hill

Scenic Byway

Spearfish creek

Bridal Veil Falls

Me & Harry at the falls

Deer in front yard

Fish Hatchery

No Title


Belle Fourche, Geographical Center of US

Geo. Center of US

Flags & Monument

Us at Belle Fourche

200 Miles of this today

Welcome to ND!

Our campsite

Us at an overlook


North Dakota badlands

Wild horses

Prairie Dog

Gorgeous clouds

Karaoke king

Welcome to Montana


Big Sky Country

Rockies in the distance

Moose up ahead on the right

River & Mountains

Trees & water

Yurts at our campground

Lake McDonald

Buddy bear

Us at Waterfall



Jackson Glacier

Little Black Bear

Us at Ptarmigan Dining Lodge Many Glacier Hotel

Us at the Glacier

Our Bus

Goose Island

Mountain stream

Mountain Goat

What a view!

The road ahead

McDonalds Creek (2)

McDonalds Creek

Lake McDonald at sunset

Campsite from rear

LaClede campsite

Welcome to (wet) Washington

Our Camper in Kiona Vineyard

Sunset at Kiona Vineyard

Terra Blanca view

The Columbia Crest vineyard

Us at Columbia Crest Vineyard

Horse Heaven Hills

The desert

WA Wine Country

Harry picking cherries

Rainier cherries

WA Apples

Granger, WA sculpture

Us at Teapot in Zillah

Cherries heavy on trees

Mural in Toppenish

Barn dance mural in Toppenish


Us at Whitstran's Pub

Cleaned and ready for the freezer

Mountain in the distance

Us at rest area

At the car wash

View from Snoqualmie Pass

These are at the campground...the color is wonderful!

Us at entrance to Mt. Rainier Nat'l. Park

Trail of the Shadows

Fallen tree

Us at Waterfall


Us at lunch Paradise Inn

Snow capped mountain

Us at another waterfall


Snowball fight


Us with Mt. Rainier in back

Mt. Rainier

Suspension bridge

Harry's weight in gold

Blue trees


Bridge troll

Voted #2 ugliest apt. building in US


The Space Needle

Us at Space Needle

Pike Place Market

First Starbucks

Oh, Deer

Did you ever see a deer peeing, well, I did

Three deer

Hurricane Ridge 1

Hurricane Ridge 2

Hurricane Ridge 3

Us at Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge 4

Me at Hurricane Ridge

Vancouver BC in background

Harry before the snowball fight

Harry after the snowball fight

The deer sightseeing

Hurricane Ridge 5

The road down

Wildflowers on side of road

Lake Crescent

More Lake Crescent

Salmon Cascade Olympic Nat'l. Park

Warning at campground

LaPush beach 2

LaPush beach

LaPush beach 3

LaPush beach 4

LaPush beach 5

Us on LaPush beach

Man made hut on beach

La Push driftwood

LaPush beach 6

LaPush Island

LaPush beach entrance from campsite

LaPush driftwood pile

Tree lined road in Olympic NP

Twilight 12

Twilight 2

Twilight 1

Twilight 3

Twilight 4

Twilight 5

Twilight 6

Hoh River Campsite

Us at Hoh Rain Forest

Hoh River

Harry and a stump

Moss and a lake

Trail walkway

Mossy Tree

Tree arch

More ferns

Trees and moss

Mossy tree 1

More walkway

Hoh River 1

The drive

Twilight 7

Twilight 8

Twilight 9

Twilight 10

Twilight 11

Me and a tree

Kalaloch, WA Beach

Yes, Humptulips, WA

Portland, OR

Us at lunch Rose Garden

Us in Rose Garden

Rose Garden (2)

Rose Garden

Rose garden (3)

Harry & roses

Us in garden

Path in garden

Rose garden (4)

Rose garden (5)

Rose garden (7)

Rose garden (6)

Portland in background

Mt. Hood looming in back

Portland Saturday Market

Let's taste test

Us Bridgeport Brew & Pub

Diary Movies


Corn Palace, Mitchell, SD

Ice Cream Social, Mitchell, SD

Mitchell, SD Fireworks

Buffalo Crossing

Crazy Horse Monument

Mt. Rushmore

Needles Highway


Bridal Veil Falls at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

Deadwood, SD

Chirping Prairie Dogs

Digging Prairie Dog

Down the hill we go

Not so wild horses

Wild Horses

Storm coming

Montana Storm

Montana Movie

Hungry Horse Reservoir

Many Glacier Hotel movie

McDonald Creek movie

Waterfall movie

Lake McDonald at sunset movie

Kiona Vineyard movie

Cherry Picking movie

Terra Blanca Vineyard movie

Harry on the bike movie

LaClede Campground movie

Mt. Rainier movie

Waterfall movie

Waterfall II movie

Paradise Inn movie

Pike Place Market Movie

Seattle Space Needle movie

Lavender Farm movie

Heart of the Hills Highway

Hurricane Ridge movie

Mountains and the deer movie

The deer movie

Here comes the deer

First Beach, LaPush, WA movie

First Beach Seagulls LaPush, WA movie

Salmon Cascades movie

First Beach movie

Hall of Mosses movie

Hoh River movie

Mossy tree movie

Sitka Spruce movie

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