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    Big Adventure: Day 3

    After several days of smoky murkiness we were happy to awaken to bright sunshine on Monday morning. Lyle cooked breakfast while I worked for a little while, and then we got things buttoned up to head out to our next destination.

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    Big Adventure: Day 2

    Day 2: Sunday, August 15 Location: Winchester State Park, Winchester, Idaho Miles Traveled: 0 Weather: Hot and smoky Geocaches found: 2 Wildlife spotted: gaggles of Canadian geese After living in our trailer parked up against a building with no room for outdoor living all summer, we appreciated getting to sit outside to drink our morning coffee and have breakfast. After…

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    Elmer’s Fountain

    Elmer's Fountain is an interesting little rest stop along Interstate 90 eastbound near Mullan, Idaho. It's not a typical rest area in that there are no picnic tables or restrooms. Nor is there an informational sign other than the big "Elmer's Fountain" sign and "Gold Creek Mines" stenciled on the side of the mine car.

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    Mount Rainier N.P.

    Since the weather was so beautiful this past weekend, we decided to travel through Mount Rainier National Park. For being such a prominent mountain it can sure mess with your mind...

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    Oklahoma Road Trip

    Last week we made another trip to Arkansas to take the last of our stuff. This time we didn't bring a trailer back with us, and with the 4th of July holiday we had an extra day to dawdle a little. For one part of the trip we chose to follow Highway 412 across northern Oklahoma. I was especially interested…

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    Two-Lane Road Trips

    Highway 2 actually starts in Everett, Washington, near Seattle. Last weekend we were over there for a church convention so I suggested to Lyle that we come back across on Highway 2 so we can count that segment as part of our summer road trip adventure. It was 280 miles and we ended that part in Spokane.

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    10 Things to Do Off-grid

    We enjoyed our first camping trip of the season this past weekend. We were only gone 2 nights but it was fun to go off-grid for a few hours. Lyle and I took our trailer north to Priest Lake, almost to the Canadian border. We had no electrical or water hook-ups and no cell signal or internet service.