Indianapolis, Indiana

September 12-13, 2017 Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library We started our introductory visit to Indianapolis at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.  Vonnegut was an author Dave and Jane have both enjoyed.  The Library was small but fun.  It included an exhibit on Vonnegut’s biography (he grew up in Indianapolis), art by Read more…

Fort Wayne, IN

September 3 and 10, 2017 Johnny Appleseed Grave Johnny Appleseed (born John Chapman) died in Fort Wayne and may be buried at a location we visited.  At the very least, his life is honored here. Chapman traveled through Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, planting apple nurseries.  By planting nurseries Read more…

Decatur, Indiana

August 27-September 11, 2017 We had three major issues we wanted the REV factory service center in Decatur to address. [REV group acquired Fleetwood, the manufacturer of our unit, several years ago.]  First, the front passenger slide-out on our coach was separating from its frame and had scratched the tile Read more…

Joliet, Illinois

August 23-26, 2017 Joliet was a convenient stop on our way to Decatur, Indiana where we were scheduled to have work done on the coach. We were very lucky our friends Alice and Gary McGregor in nearby Naperville had time for a visit.  We had a lovely time on their Read more…

Des Moines, Iowa

August 23, 2017 The Iowa State Capitol was complted in 1886 of brick faced with limestone, granite and sandstone.  Its dome is covered in gold leaf so thin that 250,000 sheets would have to be pressed together to make a stack an inch tall. The rotunda inside features an emblem Read more…

The Eclipse: Falls City, Nebraska

August 21, 2017 Fortune smiled on us.  We were among the last eight customers to get solar glasses Sunday evening before Monday’s eclipse.  It smiled again in that the clouds did occasionally part. Monday dawned cloudy but we had a glimpse of sun about 10 am (totality was expected around Read more…

Omaha, Nebraska

August 20, 2017 First National’s Pioneer Courage and Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness Parks feature the largest installation of bronze and stainless steel works of art in the U.S.  The pieces span seven blocks and are a snapshot of May 21, 1841.  A wagon train is leaving Omaha in Pioneer Courage Read more…

The Wilds Golf and RV Resort

August 19-22, 2017 We chose the Wild Golf and RV Resort because it was within a reasonable drive of the total eclipse.  The sites were generous and locals seemed to appreciate the restaurant and bar, but the resort itself won’t win any awards.  Still, we were a stone’s throw from Read more…

Pipestone, MN

August 17-19, 2017 Pipestone, Minnesota is advantageously located between Minneapolis and a number of possible eclipse-viewing sites to the south.  And, we wanted to see the source of material for pipes we had seen in Nebraska and South Dakota so Pipestone seemed like a great stop. Pipestone National Monument is Read more…