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Old 07-01-2015, 02:10 PM   #1429
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I came across this website and blog today on this couple that has been “Airstreaming” around the country. Last year they spent some time in Northern Minnesota. My family is from Minnesota and I was born there. My “Airstreaming” days began on the lakes of Northern Minnesota and this story brings back memories of a youthful, innocent time!


My mom and dad in their later years had spent many a summer with Dad’s Toy sitting on the shores of some of the best lakes in the land fishing for northern pike and walleye. My memories of my childhood there are fading and with my mom and dad now gone, the family stories of a time past are no longer told.


Someday, I will travel myself with Dad’s Toy to the land of my birth.
The Resorts and Lodges of Northern Minnesota | The Democratic Travelers
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Old 07-01-2015, 02:40 PM   #1430
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We will be heading home through the upper peninsula of Michigan and across northern Minnesota in a couple weeks. Hope to spend a couple weeks meandering back. Some of the neatest places we found have been when we were lost. Ann punched snake creek into the GPS to find a campground we stayed at a couple years ago. I knew the mileage and route didn't jive but I learned to keep my mouth shut. Ended up in the wrong Dakota but found a really nice place to camp outside Mobridge.

Any suggestions for our way back?
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:00 PM   #1431
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A Time Past

Yesterday, I was going through a very large box of old photos and I came across a few from a time past that I thought I would share. These are all probably from the late '80s. First one is probably taken in Minnesota with my mom and myself. Next is my niece who is now 31 yrs old. Next was the home of "Dad's Toy" in Eugene Oregon. I don't know where the last two were taken but of course on some trip my mom and dad took.



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Old 07-09-2015, 01:03 PM   #1432
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If you travel through northern Minnesota and happen to be close to Sauk Centre, they have a beautiful city park with RV spaces...some with full hookups. Sauk Centre is off Hwy 94. I learned to fish on this lake. As a youngster, we spend a lot of time there. My dad was born there. The house he was born in is a few blocks from the park and it is still owned by family.

Campground - Sauk Centre, Minnesota *

I've also spent a lot of time in Brainerd and Walker. My mom's family used to be there.

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We will be heading home through the upper peninsula of Michigan and across northern Minnesota in a couple weeks. Hope to spend a couple weeks meandering back. Some of the neatest places we found have been when we were lost. Ann punched snake creek into the GPS to find a campground we stayed at a couple years ago. I knew the mileage and route didn't jive but I learned to keep my mouth shut. Ended up in the wrong Dakota but found a really nice place to camp outside Mobridge.

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Old 07-27-2015, 11:17 PM   #1433
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Every 90 days I have to move my MH to another space at the ranch. This is a regulation of the CC&Rs so owners don't establish permanent residency. Oh how I could go on about this!!!

Well, Thursday is my 90 days and I'm heading to the ranch on Wednesday. I've already made arrangements with my neigbor whom I "swap" spaces with so no changing of the date.

So....

Checking the weather up in the North State for this week...

Holy @@@@!
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:11 AM   #1434
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Whoa, and I thought it got hot here in central Illinois. Hopefully you dont have the same 80-90% humidity as we have. Are you able to get the rig in some shade on the ranch?
What is a CC&R?
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:01 AM   #1435
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I certainly hope the 0% in the right column means humidity
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:47 AM   #1436
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0% chance of rain

about 20% humidity

CC&R - Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions - The HOA (home owners association) governing documents.

100% chance the roof A/C will be useless in temps over 105 degrees

65% chance of a smokey weekend from a fire somewhere
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:24 PM   #1437
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How's that old saying go?......"but it's a dry heat..." yeah right!
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How's that old saying go?......"but it's a dry heat..." yeah right!
I still fear that the heat is going to kill me!

At least we have our own volunteer fire dept with trained paramedics!
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At least we have our own volunteer fire dept with trained paramedics!
That is definitely a plus
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How's that old saying go?......"but it's a dry heat..." yeah right!
Yes, it is called an "oven".
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I have noticed over time that a dry heat or moist heat will still cook the pizza or me.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:12 PM   #1442
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60+ fires. 99 degrees down from 112.


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