Planning to visit the Mid West this Spring

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  1. kinderkids

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    LOLOLOLOLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:p :p :p
    Oh how funny..........we'll all have our little signs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. MissFrizzle

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    Kinder you can just wear a cowbell....LOL:p
     
  3. kinderkids

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    HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:D
     
  4. SarahnVA

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    Wow I'm also planning to visit the midwest! My fiance is from Iowa and I still haven't met the majority of his family. I want to go during Spring Break, but we're also looking around Christmas, but I'm from Southeast VA and am not used to anything below 30 degrees and maybe a couple of inches of snow (or really slush)...
     
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    sounds like an A to Z reunion folks
     
  6. kinderkids

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    SarahnVA........Christimas time in Wisconsin is beautiful!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. kinderkids

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    Oh, now wouldn't that be fun? A convention for AtoZ members in Wisconsin Dells this spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
     
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    Lol I'd love to come! Miss Fizz my fiance will join your hubby on the golf course!
     
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    I'm originally from Wyoming!

    Hey! I just moved to Iowa from Wyoming. I was born and raised there, and I graduated from the University. I am from southern Wyoming, which isn't where people consider the special travel spot, but the northern part is beautiful. Jackson Hole is great for skiing during the right season. There isn't much for shopping if that is what you're looking for. But, the southern part is close to Denver, which has a lot of fun places to visit. (It's not too far from the mountains either.)
     
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    Yeah Sarah:cool:
     
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    kw, it looks like you're in Iowa now. I'm pretty excited to visit Iowa. My fiance has family both in Des Moines (sp? I'm horrible with that city) and Grundy Center. He tells me there's not much else going on with the state though....
     
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    I'm from Iowa!! I was raised on a farm just south of Kingsley - about half an hour east of Sioux City!

    The Amana Colonies are around Des Moines. They are neat! Also, by Des Moines are the Living History Farms. My son and I enjoyed touring through them.
     
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    Living History Farms sound like fun.
     
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    The Convention

    We will have to wear name tags or something...but think how funny it would, milling around a place looking at people to find one another!!!!!!!! I'm already laughing!!! Who else is coming??? I see more are jumping on the band wagon now!
     
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    our name tags with our atoznames and that also includes a picture of our avatars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:p Can you imagine?
     
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    as a chicago girl (now live in suburbs) i say go to chicago...but you could do the dells & chicago. The Wisconsin dells are about 3 hours from chicago. I love the dells I go every summer. There is so much to do! So Hit up IL & Wisc in one summer! I love this idea of visiting all 50 states I'm also planning to do that!
     
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    The Living History Farms are very interesting! We walked through the different farms that had people doing the real work that was involved at the time the farms would have operated.
    1700 Indian Village
    1850 Pioneer Farm
    1875 "town" of Walnut Hill
    1900 Horse-Powered Farm

    http://www.lhf.org/about.html
     
  19. Grammy Teacher

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    No wait! We could make a game out of it...like that old show where George Gobel said, "Will the real Ms. so & so please stand up! What was the name of that show???????? OH my gosh I'm old.
     
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    To Tell The Truth????
     
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    YES!!!!...
     
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    I loved that show!!!!!!!!! And you are right.......that would be funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    this is way too funny... my husband is now convinced that I"m totally nuts:D
     
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    Well, they should know by now that we are not normal...at least mine does. He just stares at me in wonderment....hahahaha!!!!!!!!
     
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    yup, sounds familiar, grammy!!!!!
     
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    NO wonder I like you girls:D :cool:
     
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    Yeah, my whole family moved here, and convinced me to come too. I'm living in Des Moines. I haven't been to a lot of the places yet (I've been here less than a month), but my family said the Living History Farms are great. Madisn County isn't too far from here... you can go see the covered bridges. (Bridges of Madison County:) )I did that once when visiting, and they're really neat to look at.
     
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    I had never heard of those bridges until now!!! I looked them up on the internet...how cool!!!
     
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    Well, we DID go to Yellowstone for 3 days- which let us barely do all the things to do in the park! It is SOOO beautiful- it's huge! We saw bear, elk, buffalo (walked right up to the RV); hiked trails and saw waterfalls; saw Old Faithful and tons of other geysers, mud pots, pools, etc; went on a covered wagon ride into the hills and had a cowboy-style dinner; the list goes on for what there is to do.

    We drove from Yellowstone into Cody where we saw a rodeo (REAL rodeo, these guys came from all over the country to compete for money) and went to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, which is FIVE museums in one! They call it the Smithsonian of the West! It had a Western Art museum; Plains Indian Museum; Buffalo Bill Artifacts Museum; the country's largest Firearms Museum (Annie Oakley's gun and guns from T. Roosevelt's hunting and TV guys' guns!); and a Yellowstone Museum. We spent two days there and had to kinda rush through it all. It was great!

    Then we were going to go to Thermopolis to visit a dinosaur excavation site, but we spent an extra day in Cody, so we had to keep moving.

    I think that's a LOT to do, esp. if you take your time- you could be out there for a least a week- we just loved the "laid back" way of life out there, and the highway views were SO different than SC!
     
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    come visit me next summer! I will be working on my new house!:D
     
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    Actually we wanted to cruise to Alaska but unfortunately it's way too expensive..
     
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    Too bad you can't kill two birds with one stone MissFrizzle and spend sometime sightseeing in NE IL and then in SE WI. Two states in one year instead of one!
     
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    If it were up to me... I would:D Hubby would have a breakdown...LOL
     
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    I'm checking out the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Creek Minnesota... has anyone ever visited.


    I can see the hubby's face now:eek: :rolleyes:
     
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    I think my sister did. She's a big Little House fan, so if she went, I'm sure she enjoyed it. I'll have to ask her about it.
     
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    Thanks:D
     

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