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Old 06-16-2020, 09:55 PM   #1
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And the Journey continues...

...After leaving Blackbear campground in NY on Fri 6/12 and traveling to PA, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois we are now in Missouri! Arrived yesterday so 4 days and 1300 miles so much fun!! We will stay here (Long Shoal Campground COE) till Thursday and then its off to Clear Lake Iowa for a couple of days probably go to the memorial at the crash site ďThe day the Music diedĒ and then its off to South Dakota and the Badlands, Wall Drug, Mt Rushmore, Devils Tower and Custer State park. Then.....donít know yet? Maybe North Dakota and Teddy Rosevelt NP or Montana and Glacier NP. Wherever we wander too Iím sure its going to be pretty cool!

A few thoughts on the Midwest man there are a lot of corn fields!!! I mean lots of corn fields. Who eats all this corn? Iím from New Jersey and we have a lot of farms (contrary to popular belief) and really good corn but geeez!

They said Get an RV it will be fun! They said take the backroads and see America it will be fun!

Some of the roads in Illinois are marked as roads...and they are more like goat paths. You end up driving through endless corn fields on this ďroadĒ now in a car its no problem, in a 40 ft MH towing itís quite the experience! But it was fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Old 06-16-2020, 11:12 PM   #2
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Your car is using a bunch of that corn.
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Cars, trucks and RVs eat all that corn in the form of ethanol.
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Old 06-17-2020, 01:11 AM   #4
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Cornfields?
From the State whose Official flower is a tomato plant growing on a pile of poop at a sewage recycling plant?
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Old 06-17-2020, 01:22 AM   #5
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...After leaving Blackbear campground in NY on Fri 6/12 and traveling to PA, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois we are now in Missouri! Arrived yesterday so 4 days and 1300 miles so much fun!! We will stay here (Long Shoal Campground COE) till Thursday and then its off to Clear Lake Iowa for a couple of days probably go to the memorial at the crash site ďThe day the Music diedĒ and then its off to South Dakota and the Badlands, Wall Drug, Mt Rushmore, Devils Tower and Custer State park. Then.....donít know yet? Maybe North Dakota and Teddy Rosevelt NP or Montana and Glacier NP. Wherever we wander too Iím sure its going to be pretty cool!



A few thoughts on the Midwest man there are a lot of corn fields!!! I mean lots of corn fields. Who eats all this corn? Iím from New Jersey and we have a lot of farms (contrary to popular belief) and really good corn but geeez!



They said Get an RV it will be fun! They said take the backroads and see America it will be fun!



Some of the roads in Illinois are marked as roads...and they are more like goat paths. You end up driving through endless corn fields on this ďroadĒ now in a car its no problem, in a 40 ft MH towing itís quite the experience! But it was fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat.



Having FUN!!


90%+ of that corn is used for animal feed and for making ethanol. Very few farms out thataway grow sweet corn for human consumption. Like the others said, your RV is consuming a lot of it.
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Old 06-17-2020, 01:21 PM   #6
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My Post about the corn was kinda tongue-in-cheek but thanks to all that responded. But I did look it up and about 40% of the corm grown is used for Ethanol, 36% is used as feed most of the rest exported. Only about 1% is sweet corn. Really interesting info about corn, which I probably never would have thought about if I was not wandering around the Midwest.
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Old 06-17-2020, 01:28 PM   #7
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My response was definitely tongue-in-cheek...
We're just all glad to know that you're out there enjoying your rig!
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Old 06-17-2020, 01:35 PM   #8
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My response was definitely tongue-in-cheek...
We're just all glad to know that you're out there enjoying your rig!

Thanks Bob! Yes I enjoy and appreciate your sense of humor.

Yes enjoying the rig, the travel and all the folks on this forum.
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:04 AM   #9
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Now in Iowa and guess what? Even more corn!! We are in Clear Lake Iowa and just had to stop and see where the music died. Having fun...
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and the Cash Cab rolls on.....


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Old 06-20-2020, 02:13 AM   #11
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Cool

You don't want to know what all those corn cobs are used for.

Hope the rest of your trip is lots of fun!
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10 State Trip

Just returning home from a 10 state trip, Fl,Ga,Sc,Nc,Va,Md,De,Pa,Wv,Ky,Tn, just a little under 2500 miles, visiting friends and family along the way.
The Windsport did great up and down the mountains, had no issues with the RV except an awning problem. Keep up the good work Thor!
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Old 06-22-2020, 01:39 PM   #13
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Glad you are enjoying the life style on the road. It is an adventure for sure with a few minor bumps in the road along the way.


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Old 06-22-2020, 04:02 PM   #14
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Made it out of Iowa and through a bit of Minnesota and arrived yesterday in South Dakota. Staying the night at A COE park, Tailrace campground. Itís on an island in the Missouri River. Really cool place. Also did my first Blue Beacon Truck wash in Sioux Falls. Not too bad for the price really. Had to have it done because of the little wrong turn through a cornfield in Iowa! Man those gravel road throw up some dust when it hasnít rained for awhile. And there ainít no turnin around. Lol. Today its off to the Badlands and will spend 11 days in the area. Having fun and so far so good!

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Old 06-24-2020, 11:18 PM   #15
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Lovin me some corn

If you find corn that interesting, you may want to stop in at Mitchell, North Dakota, on your way out to Rushmore. They have the Corn Palace in Mitchell. :-)
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Old 06-25-2020, 04:26 AM   #16
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Yeah I saw that as I was crusiní on 90. Was tempted but maybe next time. Enjoying the Badlands now. Bison by Craig Schriever, on Flickr

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Old 06-25-2020, 02:24 PM   #17
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Cool Across the country

We started at Lake Powell/Page AZ on 5/24. Went north through UT, ID and MT and stopped the northern route at Coeur díAlene. Turned west through MT, then to Black hills and Badlands, and across Iowa and IL. You are right about some of the backroads. Then through Indiana and Kentucky and stopped in Pigeon Forge for the Smokey Mountains. Visited grandkids in NC with one at the USCG in Atlantic Beach. Then south to Myrtle Beach and now in Anderson, SC at my brothers. Over 4300 miles and everything is going great. Just still trying to get to the rain and humidity out here. Headin south to the gulf next and then back west. Keep those Ariaís moving
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We started at Lake Powell/Page AZ on 5/24. Went north through UT, ID and MT and stopped the northern route at Coeur díAlene. Turned west through MT, then to Black hills and Badlands, and across Iowa and IL. You are right about some of the backroads. Then through Indiana and Kentucky and stopped in Pigeon Forge for the Smokey Mountains. Visited grandkids in NC with one at the USCG in Atlantic Beach. Then south to Myrtle Beach and now in Anderson, SC at my brothers. Over 4300 miles and everything is going great. Just still trying to get to the rain and humidity out here. Headin south to the gulf next and then back west. Keep those Ariaís moving
Sounds like your having a great time! Yes keep em moving! I hear ya about the rain and Humidity, I lived in it my whole life, well the humidity part anyway. We are leaving the Badlands today heading for the Black Hills and Custer and Rushmore. After that its time to head for higher elevations and cooler temps. Not sure where yet.
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Great adventure Grizz. Please post more pic. Sure wish I was out there with you

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