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... an hour with us explaining steam locomotive operations as well as showing us his project train he is building. After that, he took us out to show us his pump hand truck and his 1952 Plymouth diesel locomotive. Both were working and after he spent some time showing the kids how to operate them, he let them take them both for a ride!!!!!
Literally, he let Justin and Sydney fully operate the throttle and brake all the way ...
... then started the fire, and roasted marshmallows and read. It's was light until 9:30 or so, and was such a nice night around the fire! By 11 we were all in bed again, hoping for an early start tomorrow. It's time for me to hit the hay tonight, and hopefully get a full nights sleep in, and kick this slight it was 6 hours, so I'm hoping tonight I can get a good 8 hours! So from Jackson, Minnesota, good night and good day! ...
We crossed back over the Missouri River in South Dakota, and made it into Minnesota. Plains, farms, wind turbines, cows...
We stopped a little bit earlier than expected, but found a hotel right off the highway just as the kids really needed a break or sleep, and went for a great late night hot tub and swim. We'll drive extra tomorrow.
... I had a king bed with pullout couch because Marriott's website said it slept 4. It was a huge, new room. However, there was no couch and no other rooms available. I had to get several blankets and comforters, so the kids could sleep on the floor.
... The point of the story is : here I am in Iowa, trying to see a hoax piece of gypsum; I duck into a log cabin and there's the Confederate battle flag and a wax model of Armistead. I just can't escape that stuff; it follows me everywhere. Gutzon Borglum, remember him? Before he carved Mt Rushmore, he carved Lee and Stonewall onto Stone Mountain, down in Georgia. He tried to put a Hall of Records there, too. Onwards- ...
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