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Plague Bearers, Or Camping In The Age of Covid

Two weeks ago I was visiting Tulsa, Oklahoma, and while there the pastor of our local congregation and the area was heading off to Camp Pinecrest in Missouri with his wife, his son, and his son’s girlfriend, as staff. Four … Continue reading

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Closed On Tuesdays

Recently, during the first part of my 50 state completion tour, I commented about my unerring gift to find places that were closed on Sundays, but today while looking for food I found the same gift for finding that all … Continue reading

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Wherefore Art Thou Sky West?

Yesterday I said some pretty nice things about Rapid City, and today I would likely to partly qualify that by talking about why it is that I got up at 3AM this morning to get ready and to go the … Continue reading

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Rapid City And The Importance Of Tourist Infrastructure

When one travels as often as I have, one notices that some areas are in denial about who they are as a city and other areas know who they are and make the most of it. Portland, for example, is … Continue reading

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Short Reviews: Nathan’s 50 State Completion Tour: Part Five

Black Hills Aerial Adventures, Custer, SD: My mother and I took our first helicopter ride today, and it was surprisingly accessible for someone who could barely walk like me. At any rate, the staff was particularly friendly, as were other … Continue reading

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Travelers In A Thirsty Land

My general enjoyment of the day was deeply harmed by the fact that early this morning I had a gout attack, and throughout the day my right foot has been in considerable pain, a pain that was probably not lessened … Continue reading

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Short Reviews: Nathan’s 50 State Completion Tour: Part Four

40 Steak & Seafood, Bismarck ND: If you happen to be staying near I-94, this place is certainly convenient and with friendly and unobtrusive service as well as tasty food, this place is an enjoyable example of fine dining in … Continue reading

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You Will Be Stopping At This Gas Station

At mile 260 on I-94 going westbound at Jamestown there is a billboard for a gas station and travel plaza on mile 200. If you are traveling on I-94 in North Dakota, you may not think much about that. But … Continue reading

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Short Reviews: Nathan’s 50 State Completion Tour: Part Three

Microtel Suites by Wyndham, Mankato, MN: This particular hotel gets some points for stepping up when the original hotel we reserved in Mankato canceled the reservation without too much time to spare. That said, the walls of the hotel rooms … Continue reading

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Short Reviews: Nathan’s 50 State Completion Tour: Part Two

The New Victorian Motel, Sioux City, Iowa A pleasant hotel with good service, quiet and clean rooms, and bountiful options for breakfasts offers travelers an enjoyable experience in a good location. Check this place out if you are in town … Continue reading

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