Sunday, July 1, 2007

We are Home - June 30th

Our daughter Debra asked about the Stonehenge Monument in the Columbia Gorge - so we stopped there on our way home.

It is an actual replica of the original in Wiltshire, England.

So we are home after 47 days and 8,670 miles. Over all we had a great trip and stayed pretty much on schedule. Only missed a few things we had scheduled. We thank all of our friends and relatives for putting up with us as we plowed thru your homes and memories. Now, Tricia has a lot of family tree stuff to catch up on.
Happy Trails to You.

Clay and Tricia

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Last Round-up

On our way to our last big stop we went thru Wyoming into Montana.

We are camping in Hamilton, MT just outside of CORVALLIS, MT!

We visited the Big Hole Battleground of the Nez Perce Indians. We are bringing home information for you to read Jacob about the Indians.

This picture was taken in the town of Jackson, MT and these are our friends Grant and Corline Jackson!

The battleground was close to the Idaho border so we are counting Idaho as a state we went thru after driving past the sign and making a u-turn and coming back! We will probably be home on Sunday.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

South Dakota

This river divides the state of South Dakota. Can you name it Ben and Jake? We crossed over it yesterday on our way to Rapid City.

This boat was on display at a rest stop featuring the Lewis and Clark expedition.

We had to stop at Clay's favorite sporting good store in Mitchell, SD. Always fun to walk thru this store. We lucked out and he didn't buy anything expensive.

Here is another stop on our drive across the state. Wall Drug - where everyone stops after following the signs for hours. It was 101 there yesterday and it looks like it will be the same today. We are now heading to Montana and hopefully will beat some of the heat. Last night I let Clay be a cowboy and we went to a Chuckwagon Dinner and they performed western music for entertainment. I think I liked it!!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Last Day in Wisconsin

Clay and Rich tried out our rubber boat on a little lake that we were camping at near the Wisconsin Dells.

We are with our friends Rich and Debbie just before we said goodbye. Last night we had a loud thunderstorm but it stopped before we went to bed! Tonight we are in Sioux City, South Dakota and will be in Rapid City tomorrow night. We will stop along the way tomorrow to sightsee.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Indian Trails Campgroud, Wi.

Before leaving Pewaukee on Wednesday we took a boat ride with our friends on Pewaukee Lake to a restaurant for lunch.

We then drove to Pardeeville, WI where we camped on our lakefront site and ate again.

Today we took a Duck boat ride on the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin Dells, WI. This is a rock that looks like a baby grand piano if you use your imagination.

This is Sand Rock Canyon while on the boat ride. Question for Jacob. This is an amphibian boat. Do you know what amphibian means? We had a fun ride on this boat.
Tomorrow we will head to Mitchell, South Dakota.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Milwaukee, Monday June 18, 2007

We went to lunch with friends from the Forest Service in Milwaukee

Then Clay and I went to the Milwaukee Art Museum on Lake Michigan. They have remodeled the outside.

Then the big event of the evening was we and 41,000 other people stuffed ourselves into the stadium at the same time and we sat on the freeway and parking lot for over an hour waiting to be parked. Needless to say we were an hour late for the game but so were a lot of other people. It was inside a closed dome and very very very humid but we had fun. Then on the way to our cars a huge thunderstorm came in and we walked for about a 1/2 mile to our car in pouring down rain! At least it broke the humidity and today is beautiful!

This is the ourside of Miller Park which is all new since we lived here.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Sunday 6-17-2007 Happy Father's Day!

I feel like a proud mother! My friend Matt is graduating from UW Milwaukee in December with his BS. He is also driving a converted mini van. I worked with him in school from the 1st thru the 8th grade in Wisconsin. It was great to see him again.

Hey! Look at my boys! Deb sent us a slide show of the boys and we printed the pictures and have them hanging on the wall of the trailer. They make us very proud to be their grandparents! We love you boys!

This is for Jake! Grandpa took this picture of a Wisconsin plate for you. We will look to see if we can find any different ones for you also.
Off to a Brewers game today.