August 25

Minneapolis and Friends

I spent four nights at the KOA in Hixton, Wi. It was a short drive on Sunday to the campground in Savage, Mn. Town and Country Campground is the closest campground to Minneapolis. It’s a very easy trip up north to the city, which was a pleasant surprise. Of course I’m talking about non-commute times.

My friend Lisa and I figured it had been 20 years since we’d seen each other. As with other breaks in our lives, we picked up nearly where we left off. We got caught up with each others lives. Her husband Glenn and I had met before and when they got married. I met their daughter as well. Real down to earth folks, and it was a fantastic time.

One night Lisa and I went out to eat at one of the local seasonal restaurants in one of the many parks. This one was next to the Minnehaha Falls. The food was great and afterwards we took a walk to the falls and talked as we wandered around the park. Other nights we ordered out or Glenn bar-be-cued.

I really liked their neighborhood, it reminded both Lisa and I of a town we’d both lived, near Chicago.

I moved on after four nights with Lisa and family to a “campground” I’d been to six years ago. In the small town a Maynard, Mn is the Lions Club Park. They have about five spots with electrical  hook ups. There is a sign with the Lions Club address and asks for a voluntary donation for camping. I had the place to myself again. There aren’t many camping opportunities in that part of Minnesota and the one spot I attempted, the casino in Granite Falls was full.

I moved to South Dakota today and surprise, I’m in Yankton, SD at the Lewis and Clark State Park again. I couldn’t find camps at the state parks closer to I-90.

I can’t wait until the Labor Day Weekend and the end of reservation worries. Soon I’ll be back to a full-timers freedom without the crowds of summer.

I can’t wait to be back in the West and in boondocking heaven!

It looks like we’re in for some big storms tonight. I’m sure it has nothing to do with Hurricane Harvey down in Texas. I’m sure glad I’m not in that part of the country now.

Well, that’s about it for now.

Thanks for tagging along.


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Posted August 25, 2017 by RLK in category "Uncategorized


  1. By SisteronTractor on

    How fun to catch up with Lisa! I’m about to head off on my first safair game drive in sw Kenya.
    They’re in drought here, so those rainstorms sound wonderful.

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