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turtledude
07-02-2007, 02:35 AM
...So here's Wisconsin coming and going. We left town at 12:30pm on a wednesday. Five minutes into the trip I took 3 pictures. Here they are.

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turtledude
07-02-2007, 04:34 AM
...we drove straight through from Washington state to Wisconsin. Mapquest was pretty much right on... 26+ hrs... not counting any stops. Add 2 hrs. for time zones, and another 2 for pit stops.


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jaith
07-02-2007, 09:38 AM
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a turdle trip!!!!

Laurel
07-02-2007, 09:52 AM
YeeHaa ...

Love the first 5 min. photo ... BOAL!! Lots a chat going on - just not with you!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

Nanook
07-02-2007, 09:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jaith</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif

a turdle trip!!!! </div></div>

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I second that!

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Green_Biscuit
07-02-2007, 10:43 AM
Holey Moley!! I didn't realize you really drove straight through!!! I don't think I could handle that many hours in a car in one shot. Wow. Wonderful pics so far!!

turtledude
07-02-2007, 11:08 AM
...Marnin all... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wavey.gif ok, that's it for the first half of the trip ....how we did it will be left to your imagination. As far I know, nobody suffered any PERMANENT psychological damage. The trip back was TOTALLY different. I'll post a few teasers here now...Today I have 3 people showing up to help clean and set up the place in prep for our 6th annual 4th bash...so I'll be kinda busy ...hopefully post more tonight. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif

turtledude
07-02-2007, 11:49 AM
... <span style='font-size: 11pt'> <span style="color: #FF0000">wildlife photos!!! </span> </span>
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000401c7bcaaea216db0D2489347jab.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000f01c7bcab5acd4520D2489347-1.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_001101c7bcab5acfb620D2489347jab.jpg


<span style='font-size: 11pt'> <span style="color: #3366FF">signage!!! </span> </span>
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000301c7bcaaea216db0D2489347jab.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_001001c7bcab5acd4520D2489347jab.jpg


<span style='font-size: 11pt'> <span style="color: #FF0000"> midwestern palaces!!! </span>
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http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000e01c7bcab5acd4520D2489347jab.jpg

turtledude
07-02-2007, 11:57 AM
<span style='font-size: 17pt'> <span style="color: #FF0000"> ...and a free prize to anyone who can guess the type of plant this is !!!!</span> </span>
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000501c7bcaaea23deb0D2489347jab.jpg

Laurel
07-02-2007, 12:11 PM
My guess is some sort of Thistle ...

BOAL - the Corn Palace ... that was Nookies recommendation ... it was a bit of a let down as I recall ... limited impressiveness ... or - maybe it was the Doll Museum that left me underwhelmed - hmm I forget - /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/ideathink.gif

My Mom was from near there ... Howard, SoDak was her town ... nuff family still out there - visit often enuff ...

turtledude
07-02-2007, 12:27 PM
<span style="color: #FF0000">Fond childhood memories? </span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_003301c7bcb3bbf45bb0D2489347jab.jpg

<span style="color: #3366FF"> NOOKIES good-luck beads....</span> ...that "cross" looking thingy is actually a dragonfly...(yes, I'm still a "heathen"!)

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_002101c7bcb223b0d320D2489347jab.jpg

<span style="color: #FF0000"> ...moving towards dirt....</span>
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_002001c7bcb223b0d320D2489347jab.jpg

turtledude
07-02-2007, 12:28 PM
...gotta go for now... back later! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wavey.gif

Nanook
07-02-2007, 02:00 PM
Corn Palace? It wasn't ME!! I'm innocent! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/nahnahnay.gif

I had never heard of the corn palace before I heard those words this weekend!

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Nanook
07-02-2007, 02:01 PM
The plant looks like it could be a Poppy!

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http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000501c7bcaaea23deb0D2489347jab.jpg

ohliz
07-02-2007, 04:38 PM
Looks like a poppy flower on a thistle stem /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

wandaweberg
07-02-2007, 05:22 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ohliz</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Looks like a poppy flower on a thistle stem /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif </div></div>

Happy to hear you made it home safe safe!

Love the cloud photos!

Sorry I did not get to meet you!

I was thinking it looked like a poppy too!!! And a thistle.

Hey - itís a Prickly Poppy!!!!!!!!!

I love the internet - prickly poppy (http://www.denverplants.com/wflwr/html/argem_pol.htm)

Whatís my prize!!???

Wanda be a wiener

wandaweberg
07-02-2007, 05:23 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtledude</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-size: 17pt'> <span style="color: #FF0000"> ...and a free prize to anyone who can guess the type of plant this is !!!!</span> </span>
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000501c7bcaaea23deb0D2489347jab.jpg </div></div>

bump for photo!

Nanook
07-02-2007, 07:35 PM
mi thinks the correct answer to the question is simply POPPY. The correct name wasn't the question, it was TYPE of plant. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif hehehe, wha mi win. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

Laurel
07-02-2007, 07:58 PM
Well - I think I should win ... cuz I beat both your butts with my quick quick response of "thistle" ... and that is "prickly" - and I knew the flower was a "poppy" ...

<span style='font-family: Arial Black'>So Dudee - WHAT DID I WIN????</span>

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Nanook
07-02-2007, 09:06 PM
Mi wonda if Dudee knew what he was gettin himself into by offering a prize, hehehe /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

jaith
07-02-2007, 09:36 PM
i think i should get a prize....twas i who suggested stopping at the corn palace..... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/feelsick.gif

Nanook
07-02-2007, 09:52 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jaith</div><div class="ubbcode-body">i think i should get a prize....twas i who suggested stopping at the corn palace..... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/feelsick.gif </div></div>

BOAL!!!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

R00TS
07-02-2007, 10:22 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtledude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">... <span style='font-size: 11pt'> <span style="color: #FF0000">wildlife photos!!! </span> </span>
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_001101c7bcab5acfb620D2489347jab.jpg

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Magician
07-03-2007, 01:13 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtledude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">BRAIN CELLS (0). </div></div>

Was that before or after the trip? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif

Is joke mi a joke TD.
Nice shots. I like the bison. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif Didn't realise they still exist.

turtledude
07-03-2007, 11:17 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Magic</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtledude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">BRAIN CELLS (0). </div></div>

Was that before or after the trip? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif

Is joke mi a joke TD.
Nice shots. I like the bison. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif Didn't realise they still exist. </div></div>

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif Yea Magic...I guess I'd feel like I like I lost my mind during this trip....If I had one to begin with. We covered over 5000 miles and managed to turn another vehicle into a totally trashed garbage wagon!
...now,...about the buffalo. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cry.gif
.........it seems that "way back when", some white government employee had the bright idea that the best way to get rid of the uncivilized savage local inhabitants was to eradicate their food supply (buffalo), and replace them with cattle and sheep, which provided the added bonus of wiping out the grasslands, so that the sagebrush could thrive, and take over.
.............fortunately for us today, a few wise buffalo found a way to survive.

....they moved into white trash trailer courts where they wouldn't be noticed, and survive happily today.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000301c7bd711d51e950B330F7B2jab.jpg

turtledude
07-03-2007, 11:22 AM
...I don't know if I'll have time to post any more pics till after the 4th.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

pronghorn antelope
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000401c7bd711d51e950B330F7B2jab.jpg

Laurel
07-03-2007, 11:24 AM
Dudee - ya nuh easy ~

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turtledude
07-03-2007, 11:52 AM
Hey Loolu!...ok...one more pic.
....this particular Buffalo is what I would call a "holdout". Five years ago I was driving through this area, on the way to a "roundup", where they innoculate the herd against diseases, that they never had to deal with before the "great eradication".
.....as I was driving, this Grandfather Spirit walked out of the woods about 5 miles from where the roundup was taking place. Man, I was in awe! I had never seen anything like him. He was uniquely HUGE!...and it kinda scared me.
....so....as we were driving through the place this time...guess what happens. He walks out of the woods again!... and stops and stares at me......this time, about 15 miles from the main herd. ....it was spooky!....somehow, I don't think he's real. ....I felt like I was being swallowed by his eyes.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000f01c7bd75f8305990B330F7B2jab.jpg

Laurel
07-03-2007, 11:59 AM
simply divune ~

really

R00TS
07-03-2007, 12:07 PM
the arse is petite..you can tell its a male /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif

Nanook
07-05-2007, 11:19 AM
There are several Buffalo ranches up in my old neighborhood and the Buffalo are always getting loose, sometimes in large quantities, they are very hard to contain. They take a big possee of volunteers on horseback to round em up!

One time Val and I headed through Yellowstone just after a huge May snowfall. It was above the height of my van on the sides of the road and there was no place to pull over. When we finally made it to a few small clearings they were buring Bufflalo carcasses all over, many died in the snowfall. I can still smell the stench thinking about it!

Ok Fourth of July finish, whe de res a de tory deh? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/popcorn.gif

turtledude
07-05-2007, 02:01 PM
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wavey.gifMorning Nan...I'm just wakin up and kinda moving slow...It was absolutely perfect here weatherwise yesterday...but today I 'm a hurtin unit from all the prep work and stuff. I can hardly walk. Hopefully some day I'll get to enjoy the party without getting burned out before it starts. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif I'll upload some pics this morning...and actually try to make this thread resemble something like a trip report. Right now all LB's daughters and grandkids are littering the living room on airbeds..sleeping about 5 feet away from where I sit. Back soon, I hope! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70459-hugs.gif

Laurel
07-05-2007, 05:12 PM
YeeHaa ... looking forward to that~

Nanook
07-05-2007, 06:34 PM
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turtledude
07-06-2007, 09:08 AM
ok...1 more attempt... ( takes deep breath)......where was I? oh yea. JAITH wins the prize for the flower question. So...
Here's a second chance for Y'all to win another prize: <span style="color: #3366FF"> WHAT DO YA CALL IT WHEN YOU HAVE A BODY THAT REFUSES TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR MIND? </span>

...chapter 2: we woke up on Madeline Island with daughter unit #1 informing us that she now had a plane ticket on N.W. Airlines from Minneapolis to Seattle. So we headed out. ...and, of course, Daughter unit 2 didn't want to be left with us. A fate worse than death. So we got her a ticket as we headed south into Minnesota. Then daughter unit 1 realized that expediadotcom had issued her ticket in her boyfriends' name (he had got it for her via computer).....and so on. AAAArrrg!
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000301c7bf50394599a09A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

..... <span style="color: #FF0000"> MINNEAPOLIS </span>
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http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000501c7bf503947e3909A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

Finally!!!! FREE AT LAST. GooD BYe giRLs! SaFE trAveLs. gOOd lUcK! AdiOs.
...off we headed for the corn palace in S. Dakota. ...it was getting dark as we approached town. LB and I took turns driving and snapping pics of the sunset.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000601c7bf503947e3909A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000701c7bf503947e3909A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

...The next morning we headed out toward the Black Hills... the first big stop in LB's itinerary of 7 "must do" items. It was now Wednesday morning. and I had to be back by Sunday at
6 am., no later. Here's pics of...... uh, ((((Luloo))) help me out here. (my map is buried in a pile of stuff in the closet we call a bedroom.)....I think the name of the city starts with a "W"....
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_001201c7bf517df0ae909A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_001301c7bf517df0ae909A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

turtledude
07-06-2007, 09:25 AM
...We did about 30 miles on an interstate heading west, then I found a 2 lane shortcut that dropped us a little bit south, and another one that had a speed limit of 55mph (uh yeah, if you happened to be in a hovercraft)...and then finally...a road to the back door into the Rosebud reservation, and the town of St. Fransis, which was drawing me like ( insert metaphore) .

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000701c7bfc0f888cf10962C6766jab.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_002401c7bf51dfc42b609A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

...........sign on Freeway
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_001401c7bf517df0ae909A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

.....Midwest architecture near freeway

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_001701c7bf517df0ae909A4ABF8Ejab.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_001601c7bf517df0ae909A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_001501c7bf517df0ae909A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

...............RURAL ARCHITECTURE OFF FREEWAY.........

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_002101c7bf51dfc1ba609A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_002201c7bf51dfc42b609A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_002301c7bf51dfc42b609A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

.............CITY/RURAL combination architecture
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_002501c7bf51dfc42b609A4ABF8Ejab.jpg

turtledude
07-06-2007, 10:00 AM
...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000801c7bfc0f88b4010962C6766jab.jpg

...I'd also poked around here before...this is a spot near where I believe (after much research) Crazy Horse was buried, by his father. Nobody knows for sure....and there was only one witness....

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000a01c7bfc0f88b4010962C6766jab.jpg

...the southern portion of the Badlands....above Wounded Knee.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000c01c7bfc0f88b4010962C6766jab.jpg

...there's an antelope in this picture somewhere....
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_000b01c7bfc0f88b4010962C6766jab.jpg

Laurel
07-06-2007, 10:15 AM
Lord God .. I have no idea what town with a "W" you might have been near - out by the Black Hills?? I fetch my map - no clue - the only map I have handy is a World Atlas - and the only towns listed are Custer, Rapid City, Sturgis (vroom vroom), Box Elder (it is true ~ BOX ELDER) .... and one town called Wind Cave. I know of Watertown on the way to Mitchell & the Corn Palace.

YOU WOULD HAVE to find a sign with a sketch of me 'MOONING' WOULDN'T YOU!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crybaby.gif

Laurel
07-06-2007, 10:18 AM
I spied the antelope!!! what is my prize???

ha ha ha ... My mom is from SoDak - we spent nuff time with my Grandparents on road trips out and about ... my Grandfather had an 'EAGLE EYE' for spotting wildlife .... it was incredible ~

Laurel
07-06-2007, 10:19 AM
Did you mean the town of Wall, SoDak ???? on the way to The Hills???

Laurel
07-06-2007, 10:26 AM
You were about 10 miles from my house when you were Photo'ing the Mall of America ~ /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wavey.gif

Nanook
07-06-2007, 10:32 AM
Well good morning! I ain't even gonna hurt my head over no W thing, lol. Nice pics. Did ya get to Crazy Horse? It's been a while since I have seen it. Maybe the grandkids will live to see it finished, it sure is something!

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turtledude
07-06-2007, 10:46 AM
...late afternoon found us heading toward Buffalo Gap, an east side entrance to the Black Hills... (took a few more short cuts)


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_002501c7bfc6f0659f10962C6766jab.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/turtlefarmerdude/cid_002601c7bfc6f0681010962C6766jab.jpg



...BUFFALO GAP...

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...at the GAP

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...just beyond the gap, in the hills...

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...it was getting late...and we thought we should probably secure lodging....but there was so much to see!

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turtledude
07-06-2007, 10:52 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LulaBell</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Lord God .. I have no idea what town with a "W" you might have been near - out by the Black Hills?? I fetch my map - no clue - the only map I have handy is a World Atlas - and the only towns listed are Custer, Rapid City, Sturgis (vroom vroom), Box Elder (it is true ~ BOX ELDER) .... and one town called Wind Cave. I know of Watertown on the way to Mitchell & the Corn Palace.

YOU WOULD HAVE to find a sign with a sketch of me 'MOONING' WOULDN'T YOU!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crybaby.gif </div></div>

You know...The name of the town where the corn palace is...Webster or sumthin? my mind is mush!

turtledude
07-06-2007, 10:59 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Nanook</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well good morning! I ain't even gonna hurt my head over no W thing, lol. Nice pics. Did ya get to Crazy Horse? It's been a while since I have seen it. Maybe the grandkids will live to see it finished, it sure is something!

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Caught a lazer show there after a night blast, right after we secured lodging in Custer. ...went back the next morning for about 2 hrs. They've come a long way since I was last there!....Inspiring!!!!....a whole economy complete with a medical school is developing,....and it all started with an idea, one willing man, and a little over $100.....and it dwarfs every other monument in the world, including the pyramids.

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Laurel
07-06-2007, 11:07 AM
Mitchell, SoDak holds fame for the Corn Palace.

Wall, SoDak hold BIGGER FAME - WORLD WIDE FOR <span style='font-family: Arial Black'>WALL DRUG</span>

Laurel
07-06-2007, 11:35 AM
this is very cool ... gosh - I have not been out to the Hills in YEARS!!!

turtledude
07-06-2007, 11:49 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LulaBell</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Mitchell, SoDak holds fame for the Corn Palace.

Wall, SoDak hold BIGGER FAME - WORLD WIDE FOR <span style='font-family: Arial Black'>WALL DRUG</span> </div></div>
....Thanks Loolu!...I don't know how that "M" got turned upside down in my mind /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

.....more HILLS photos...We managed to skirt the tail end of a forest fire....

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...wild turkey
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...this guy was getting upset with me...looking a buffalo straight in the eye is taken by them as a sign of aggression...
...the old males are very aware of what goes on around them and the herd

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Laurel
07-06-2007, 12:04 PM
love the 3 piggies house - a huff and a puff could NOT blow that Stoned House down ~ /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/proud_jamaica.gif

Diplomat
07-06-2007, 03:17 PM
Great pics 'dude; there's just something about sunsets /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif It's been a while since I did a road trip, and in following yours, now I'm yearning...

churchgirl
07-06-2007, 05:04 PM
<span style='font-size: 11pt'> <span style="color: #CC0000">2 thumbs up T-Dude! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif Awesome! </span> </span>

Jah_Mamma
07-06-2007, 10:24 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> WHAT DO YA CALL IT WHEN YOU HAVE A BODY THAT REFUSES TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR MIND?</div></div>

OLD AGE!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

No shopping at the mall?

Love the pics. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

R00TS
07-06-2007, 11:59 PM
Is this the Crazyhorse monument? Have any more shots of it?
Good stuff here Dude also liked the bridge photo /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtledude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

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turtledude
07-07-2007, 10:08 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Jah_Mamma</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> WHAT DO YA CALL IT WHEN YOU HAVE A BODY THAT REFUSES TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR MIND?</div></div>

OLD AGE!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

No shopping at the mall?

Love the pics. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif </div></div>

<span style='font-size: 11pt'> <span style="color: #FF0000"> sirens, bells, and whistles.... </span> </span>...........

<span style='font-size: 17pt'> <span style='font-family: Impact'> <span style="color: #3366FF"> THE WINNER!!!!!! </span> </span> </span> (... finally! )

turtledude
07-07-2007, 10:20 AM
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70459-hugs.gif...thanks CEW, Churchgirl!....and Roots,...didn't take any more of Crazy Horse,...or wounded knee, or many of the Apostle rendevous, ...I mentioned to LB at one point that this trip should be refered to as the one with "a million missed photo ops"...(could have easily spent a month on the section of road between Great Falls and Missoula)....I think sometimes it's good for me to get out from behind the viewfinder...cuz I tend to do things to excess. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

turtledude
07-07-2007, 10:57 AM
<span style="color: #3366FF"> DEADWOOD THRU THE CAR WINDOWS</span>

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SPEARFISH CANYON...on the way out of the hills, on the N.W. side...
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turtledude
07-07-2007, 11:34 AM
...10 miles out of the Black Hills, heading north toward Williston, N.D. to visit LB's nephew...whom I'd never met. (He turned out to be a dead-ringer for Kid Rock...right down to the hat and attitude...cept he can't sing. (Kind of a local celeb, anyway) /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

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............a butte....
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R00TS
07-07-2007, 11:42 AM
<span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'> <span style="color: #000000">"MOOVE ON".... </span> </span> <span style='font-family: Fixedsys'>flippin tourist </span>
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Nanook
07-07-2007, 11:43 AM
I won a pile of money in Deadwood at one of the casinos one trip, that was fun! Yer makin me want to take a road trip. Mi mus buy one cyar firs. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/breakdance.gif

Laurel2
07-07-2007, 12:08 PM
these are all so sweet ... hmmm - makes me wanna road trip as well.

I want I want I want I want ... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/dance01.gif

turtledude
07-07-2007, 12:36 PM
...G'marnin ladies! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wavey.gif it's shaping up to be another beautiful day here...life is good! Today, anyway. Finally feeling somewhat rested!
....More North Dakota....

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turtledude
07-07-2007, 02:39 PM
<span style='font-size: 11pt'> Williston, N.D. to Great Falls, Montana </span>

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...we saw a lot of lightning off in the distance
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...in the middle of it....
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...pulling off at an exit near the airport...looking for a motel...I got this shot totally by accident.....I snapped a pic of another thing as we were driving; the shutter delayed about 4 seconds, and popped up with this!

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....pulled up to a nondescript "Best Western" and got a room.
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...there was an extra door on the other side of our room...so we got curious and opened it.
........WaaaLaaaaa!.....the Carribean!.....Too wierd. Glass roof and sun...and probably 20 below during the winter outside.

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Nanook
07-07-2007, 02:44 PM
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turtledude
07-07-2007, 02:47 PM
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif Yea....they're all over everywhere like 7-11....hard to ignore. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whatever.gif

Nanook
07-07-2007, 02:51 PM
Never seen one before, guess I need to get out more, lol. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bexbad.gif

turtledude
07-09-2007, 08:59 PM
...OK ...I'm going to wrap this up cuz I'm getting tired of this...time to move on! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif
........We left Great falls,Montana behind and headed through the rockies toward Missoula, where, we knew it would only be a matter of 8 hrs. or so before we were home....in time for the work party that I had arranged for the next day, Sunday. (preparation for the 4th of July BBQ party)...

....approaching the Rockies (jeez!, these pics got mangled somewhere in the process...oh well. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70456-eyebrows.gif)

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...Snuck through Lincoln, Mont. just before a parade was about to start. People were fighting for the front row seats in front of the taverns.
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...once on I-90, things got boring...
...except for this all-time, prime, must do, in yur face tourist trap...($10k silver dollah bar)
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...Obligatory trip-report toe shot....

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...Spokane, Wa. ....the beginning of the end...

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...got these last 4 shots of the Columbia just as my camera batteries were dying and my memory card filled up. (had to delete a few to make room.)

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just to get it in perspective...zooooom in.
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looking North
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looking south
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west
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last pic...smudged windmills on the other side of the canyon...looking north from I-90...
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Compry
07-09-2007, 09:06 PM
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Thank you....I've thoroughly enjoyed this thread.

turtledude
07-09-2007, 09:12 PM
Thanks Compry ....tho I don't think I'll attempt it again soon... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70456-eyebrows.gif
....jus got the van back from the detailer. $200, ka-ching. Stu-PiD!... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

Nanook
07-09-2007, 09:19 PM
Shows over? Say it isn't so!!! Thanks for the pics and trip report, glad you had more fun on the way home than you did on the way here!

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turtledude
07-09-2007, 09:25 PM
...Nan, we ran out of time to go through Glacier Park like LB wanted....then we just found out today from a friend who is now living in Montana, that the "Road to the Sun" is closed this year due to a massive number of slides from last winter. a god at work? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif ...The whole trip was good for our souls on many levels! Thankyou!

R00TS
07-09-2007, 09:41 PM
<span style='font-family: Book Antiqua'>Sharp /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif </span> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtledude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">..
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turtledude
07-09-2007, 09:48 PM
Hey Roots! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wavey.gif...I got a collection of pics in a "rustbucket" file...of old dead cars an trucks in fields....If I'd even started taking any of "those" on this trip, we'd still be on the road....fortunately, I limited myself to mostly car window shots.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

R00TS
07-09-2007, 09:56 PM
we'll have to swap pics in a thread oone day /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif

Nanook
07-09-2007, 11:51 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R00TS</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-family: Book Antiqua'>Sharp /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif </span> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtledude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">..
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I was looking at that truck and thinking I would kill for it.

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TDudie and LB, and daughter units even...you are welcome to come back here anytime! There are so many islands we haven't seen yet too!

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loops
07-10-2007, 08:19 AM
great story~great wildlife~great pics~great road trip. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

someday.......i must go west.

Laurel
07-10-2007, 10:16 AM
Sweet Indeed ... enjoyed this ~ /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/notworthy.gif

I have to admit a little sumthin sumthin ... T-Dudee - when you first come pon the board, I was thinking - what the H###???? Then I eased up a bit and you began to grow on me ...

When Nookie told me you were interested in coming for the Apostles Weekend - I thought "yikes" .... ' well - just take a chance - this is what life is all about, right? '

I wonder if I will EVER be able to put proper words to the effects of our 'PotLuck of MissFitts' weekend ... once again - God's Hand orchestrated a blessing ~

turtledude
07-10-2007, 10:24 AM
Loops, simply jump in your car.....and I figure, from past experience /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif that it would only take 40-45 hours or so to be in the land of foxglove seeds (would your dad approve?). We'll leave the light on. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

Nan, ....next time I'm bringing the truck....loaded with stuff... and we're going to park our arses on yur property and play a game called "let's prepare for winter".... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

turtledude
07-10-2007, 10:30 AM
...careful Loolu!......you know I would never want to belong to any club that would allow me to be a member. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whatever.gif

Nanook
07-10-2007, 11:31 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtledude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Loops, simply jump in your car.....and I figure, from past experience /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif that it would only take 40-45 hours or so to be in the land of foxglove seeds (would your dad approve?). We'll leave the light on. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

Nan, ....next time I'm bringing the truck....loaded with stuff... and we're going to park our arses on yur property and play a game called "let's prepare for winter".... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif </div></div>

Yep loops and I am approximately 1/2 way so you could stop here. Speaking of foxgloves, now I am wondering if it is all the rain that is conducive to them thriving. Must get more foxgloves and practically drown them, lol.

"let's prepare for winter" game TDudie, you're on! YIKES it is already about time to start doing that! Egads. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crybaby.gif

On the other hand, I am hoping that this winter I will get out to the sea caves and catch ice pictures so I am sorta already lookin forward to that!

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Laurel
07-10-2007, 12:06 PM
Dudee - you KNOW you are always gonna be the

<span style='font-family: Arial Black'>President of the Non-Paxil South Shore of the Big Lake Up North Take A Bunch of Old Loose Broads Sailing Club .... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/proud_jamaica.gif</span>