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Living the dream…on YOUR time! Digging the places you’re finding to stay.
its working well for me for sure. It will be nice to see familiar faces and catch up with them in Sturgis. Really looking forward to my son riding out from S CA and meeting up there as well.

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By the way BTJ you made me think of all the people I have talked to that are retired and traveling. Most of them have all these reservations here and there. Like they have to stay on schedule. I like the adapt as you go but its just me so it makes it a helluva lot easier of course.

at the place before this was a couple from N Carolina. The massive amount of stuff being laid outside of their 5th wheel…steps, ramps for the dogs, fencing, lights, golf cart, BIG BBQ amongst other shit. He told me in their garage in the 5th wheel it is so crowded they cant really use the outside deck. I look at shit like that for a full timer and i just think they are still caught up in the rat race and dont know how to relax. I might be wrong but no fucking way I am traveling like that. All that work setting up and breaking down. Ahhhhh….no thanks but….

to each his own
 
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By the way BTJ you made me think of all the people I have talked to that are retired and traveling. Most of them have all these reservations here and there. Like they have to stay on schedule. I like the adapt as you go but its just me so it makes it a helluva lot easier of course.

at the place before this was a couple from N Carolina. The massive amount of stuff being laid outside of their 5th wheel…steps, ramps for the dogs, fencing, lights, golf cart, BIG BBQ amongst other shit. He told me in their garage in the 5th wheel it is so crowded they cant really use the outside deck. I look at shit like that for a full timer and i just think they are still caught up in the rat race and dont know how to relax. I might be wrong but no fucking way I am traveling like that. All that work setting up and breaking down. Ahhhhh….no thanks but….

to each his own
I feel that way on the weekends too . We used to desert camp with people who spent half a day setting up and another braking down . I am a minimalist . Half hour to fully load up and be on the move . Definitely a lot less stress too . I love the story of the trip so far . Stay safe and thanks .
 

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I feel that way on the weekends too . We used to desert camp with people who spent half a day setting up and another braking down . I am a minimalist . Half hour to fully load up and be on the move . Definitely a lot less stress too . I love the story of the trip so far . Stay safe and thanks .
same page. I gotz BLs to keep company ;)

cheers
 

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were you guys in the path of that nasty storm that has been NE of me? They said tornados and baseball size hail ;(

i have been kind of threading a needle on this trip. 90% of the time absolutely perfect weather.
I believe we stayed north of the storm.
 

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So…got to my next stop. Had to avoid lots of low hanging branches. A golf course and its raining and raining some more. Actually good thing because my trailer would have never gotten in here.

ordered a burger for me and roxy, some fries and a couple of beers. As I was leaving a woman came up and gave me a margarita. I may have to go back into the bar ;)
 

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Starting to see a lot more bikes and trailers now on the 90W.

didnt want to hit the road so early today but I felt I had to get out of that lot before golfers started showing up. Was able to barely avoid the low hanging branches and all is good. Foggy as a mofo but clearing a bit.
 

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Couple of pics from the Tractor museum. Harvest Host place in Kimball SD and my night stop. I have so many its crazy. Cool place. Have been speaking to the volunteers for hours. Very nice and down to earth. I really enjoyed talking with them. Just got invited to go to a German Colony. Apx 200 people in the settlement. I politely declined ;). Interesting folks coming thru here.

here is some tractor porn.

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One of the volunteers…a local farmer and contributor to this museum shared with me a very sad story. He had a nervous breakdown over this and still shakes when talking about it. He is about 70 years old and has no children. Anyhow….a local con man ripped him off as well as 29 others off for 1m each on a ponzi scheme concerning cattle. It did not completely destroy him but brought him to his knees. It probably is on the web under Kimball SD as it was highly publicized. Its a legal nightmare. I feel horrible for him and it is very sad. His farm is about 3500 acres and he said its a little larger than most around here.

everybody here loves Roxy and she loves the pace and grass around here. She literally sniffed every piece of farm equipment. Lol. They let her have the run of the facility.

none of them are vaccinated and they absolutely love their governor. Big Trump supporters but think sometimes he just talks a bit too much.

i love talking with farmers and ranchers thru the midwest.
 

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By the way BTJ you made me think of all the people I have talked to that are retired and traveling. Most of them have all these reservations here and there. Like they have to stay on schedule. I like the adapt as you go but its just me so it makes it a helluva lot easier of course.

at the place before this was a couple from N Carolina. The massive amount of stuff being laid outside of their 5th wheel…steps, ramps for the dogs, fencing, lights, golf cart, BIG BBQ amongst other shit. He told me in their garage in the 5th wheel it is so crowded they cant really use the outside deck. I look at shit like that for a full timer and i just think they are still caught up in the rat race and dont know how to relax. I might be wrong but no fucking way I am traveling like that. All that work setting up and breaking down. Ahhhhh….no thanks but….

to each his own
The no schedule, minimalist travel is what I prefer. I like your approach to this is perfect. Whether staying one night or several, you are setup in a few minutes and ready to roll at a moments notice. Plus, your motorcycle is inside and your patio is functional. We typically hotel it (mostly because I accumulated so many hotel points from business travel, it’s been free), and over the years we’ve significantly whittled down what we bring no matter the trip length. One 22/24 roller board suitcase each, and an ice chest (small AO for short trips or medium Coleman for long trips). I’m the kind of guy when I owned a boat would bring a hat, suntan lotion, and an ice chest. Anything else was unnecessary. Lol. The mentality kind of drives the wife and kids nuts sometimes. Lol

looking forward to your Sturgis pics/stories.
 

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The no schedule, minimalist travel is what I prefer. I like your approach to this is perfect. Whether staying one night or several, you are setup in a few minutes and ready to roll at a moments notice. Plus, your motorcycle is inside and your patio is functional. We typically hotel it (mostly because I accumulated so many hotel points from business travel, it’s been free), and over the years we’ve significantly whittled down what we bring no matter the trip length. One 22/24 roller board suitcase each, and an ice chest (small AO for short trips or medium Coleman for long trips). I’m the kind of guy when I owned a boat would bring a hat, suntan lotion, and an ice chest. Anything else was unnecessary. Lol. The mentality kind of drives the wife and kids nuts sometimes. Lol

looking forward to your Sturgis pics/stories.
Its supposed to be an adventure ;)

same page!

staying at a farm tonight about 20 min away from Glencoe where we are staying. Cant check in till tomorrow.

couple of pics of the current situation. Pick up some flour which is made here on site to make tons of pancakes while camping. It will be a staple…eggs, bacon and pancakes off the griddle. Eat up! Lol
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Its supposed to be an adventure ;)

same page!

staying at a farm tonight about 20 min away from Glencoe where we are staying. Cant check in till tomorrow.

couple of pics of the current situation. Pick up some flour which is made here on site to make tons of pancakes while camping. It will be a staple…eggs, bacon and pancakes off the griddle. Eat up! Lol
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Just texted the farm next door to deliver 3 dozen fresh eggs. Lets see if this works….lol

dominos commitment? We shall see ;)
 

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He just texted me back. Going to throw in some squash and zucchini as well. Will be here in 15 minutes. Gotta love these farmers of the great USA!

faster than fucking Dominos ;)
 
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That tractor museum is super cool, my 93 year old grandfather retired in his early 50's and to this day restores Farmalls and John Deeres. Had over 40 at one point. I actually learned to drive a tractor before a car
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He just texted me back. Going to throw in some squash and zucchini as well. Will be here in 15 minutes. Gotta love these farmers of the great USA!

faster than fucking Dominos ;)
LOL
 

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So the other couple here are retired military and cool as hell. Her 36 years and he 42 years. They both served at Fort Ord CA during the time my Dad was an officer there. Talked about the pennisula etc. Staying at the same place in Sturgis. We will get together while there.

things are coming together nicely.

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Your trip is epic!


I'm still amazed the dog hasn't chewed your face off! Must be keeping her well fed, or she sleeps in a cage lol
haha. I make sure she stays in the garage….just in case ;)
 

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One of the volunteers…a local farmer and contributor to this museum shared with me a very sad story. He had a nervous breakdown over this and still shakes when talking about it. He is about 70 years old and has no children. Anyhow….a local con man ripped him off as well as 29 others off for 1m each on a ponzi scheme concerning cattle. It did not completely destroy him but brought him to his knees. It probably is on the web under Kimball SD as it was highly publicized. Its a legal nightmare. I feel horrible for him and it is very sad.
The estimated loss amount at this time is approximately $20 million.

 

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Just saw her come out and tturn this way. Nice breastesses with pasties on. Sorry…I aint a perv and gonna just take a pic with her looking this direction. Later on after some drinks I will ask to take her pic.
 
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