Murdo Girl…the road trip..take a picture it’ll last longer

Today was a travel day so there isn’t a lot to write about until we go into Green Bay tomorrow. We hated to leave Rushford, but after one final walk around town, we finally headed out. I kept busy on the drive trying to find a good RV park. We wanted to be reasonably close to Green Bay, but not right in the city. I finally settled on one just in time as we were about five miles from it. I’m always a little nervous as we pull into the park I’ve chosen, but I’ve only been way off a couple of times. This one is pretty nice and it was about the same price for two nights as we’ve been paying for one night on a pretty regular basis.

Anyway, about tonight. I have received so many compliments on my photography, I thought I would show you some pictures I took today.


You might be able to tell that we’re in the RV in this one. In the second picture, we’re still in the RV and we’re entering the town of Houston, MN. You can see the sign on the right of the highway. It says Houston. I didn’t want Kip to put that FMCA sign on the window right in front of my face because it interferes with my pictures. That and the blue anti-glare stuff on the windshield have messed up some mastetpieces.


This was originally supposed to be a photograph of a water tower, but I got distracted by all the cars parked behind each other on the side of the street. It brought back a memory. Cousin Valerie will remember this occassion.

Val’s daughter, Caitlin, Valerie, and I drove from Rapid City to Deadwood to attend a family gathering at our cousin Blake Haverberg’s Martin Mason Hotel in Deadwood. I drove because I know the area really well. I might have been telling a story at the time, but it seemed like the traffic in Deadwood wasn’t moving at all. When I said something about it Caitlin said, ” Um…you pulled up behind a parked car.” Embaaarassing!!

As far as the picture goes, I didn’t get the name of the town, so scratch this water tower.


I blew this one up big so you could see the chipmunk I photographed. He’s in front of the car tire. Isn’t he cute? It’s hard to take a bad picture of a chipmunk.


Sometimes you have to just keep snapping before you find what you’re looking for, which in this case was a barn. The third picture is of the same barn after my picture app self corrected me.

Well jeez…I don’t remember taking this one. I must have been looking for something else. What a happy accident!!

This is Kip on our walk tonight. He was bragging because according to his new fitness watch, he already had 11,000 steps in. I acted like it was no big deal. I see him walking around the motor home when he’s supposed to be hooking up the electricity so the animals and I can have air conditioning.

This is my best one of the day. I call it “The Yellow Flower.”

Well, that’s it for tonight. We’re going to pile into the Jeep and head for Green Bay tomorrow. Kip wants to see Rambo Field. I’ll take lots of pictures.


7 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…the road trip..take a picture it’ll last longer

  1. sanjuan831 September 5, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Love that story about Caitlin telling you we were behind a parked car in Deadwood’s “slow traffic”.
    You certainly are seeing some lovely towns and areas and animals. Glad you got Kip’s photo in a facing forward pose. Usually you take his picture with his back facing you. Guess because he’s always ahead of you on the trails, huh?

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    • Mary Francis McNinch September 5, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      You’re right cuz, I think I just got him from the back today too. Thanks for making aware…I know it’s not always easy.

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  2. lifelessons September 4, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Are you sure there is a chipmunk in that photo, Mary? I think he scampered away before I got a glimpse of him.

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      • Mary Francis McNinch September 5, 2017 / 1:32 pm

        I used to love watching the chipmunks run along the picket fence at Grandpa’s cabin. We put little pieces of canned corn on the cross boards for them to eat.

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      • lifelessons September 5, 2017 / 4:41 pm

        That’s what I loved best about the Black Hills.. chipmunks.

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