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#RV Journal: A Trip Out West, Part One (Flintstone, GA to Stillwater, Colorado)

Ever since we before we got our first RV (a 36.5′ motorhome) and especially after we got our T@b travel trailer in late 2014 I had wanted to do a “big trip” out west, including basing at our daughter’s family’s home in Boise, ID. My wife was reluctant, and so far all the trips to see the “family out west” had been via airplane. This time it changed.

T@b in Rocky Mountain National Park

Yeah, I wanted to spend time like this, taking our accommodation with us. Rocky Mountain National Park at about 11,000′.

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Swamp Milkweed – Asclepias incarnata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Swamp Milkweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/26/2016.) Scientific name is Asclepias incarnata.  Photo below was taken in St Clair County, IL on Aug 23, 2016. Go to the Swamp Milkweed detail page for more information and photos.

Swamp Milkweed, Western Swamp Milkweed, Pink Milkweed, Eastern Swamp Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed – Asclepias incarnata

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#RV Journal: North Sandusky Campground, Rend Lake, IL

Location / Name: North Sandusky Campground, Rend Lake, IL

Date: 08/23/2016 (1 night)

North Sandusky Campground is one of at least two Core of Engineers campgrounds on Rend Lake in mid-Illinois. Rend Lake itself is a Corp of Engineers project. It is a huge lake with I-57 running next to part of it. Since it’s a little more than 350 miles from my starting point for our first long trip in our T@b – target Boise, ID, in about 10 days, it was a bit longer than my 300-mile daily target, but since we’d be fresh, I figured we could take the extra time on the road.

North Sandusky Campground Campsite #1

T@b North Sandusky Campground Campsite #1

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