The Midwest

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The Midwest:

The Midwest Don’t go there for the weather

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Sad summer even though we look cheerful for the photographer. Dad’s memorial, Marion Fredrickson’s passing in early July (@ age 105) and Marion’s youngest brother Hank (92) proceeded her by a couple of weeks.

Mother & Dad are remembered in this beautiful garden looking over Lake Michigan:

Mother & Dad are remembered in this beautiful garden looking over Lake Michigan

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We’ve seen everything at the lake except Leigh’s inflatable paddleboard

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On to Indianapolis and a last visit to the our Indiana home.

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The once proud home looks rather abandoned

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We miss you Dad! I’m not sure that I miss the Colts hat.

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Holliday Park where the ruin is always ruined and under construction but the trails are in great shape.

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Other adventures besides dodging evening rain and daytime heat were exploring the Indianapolis Art Museum, Oldfields , Riverdale the Allison family mansion and even venturing to South Indianapolis to Garfield Park.

Allison Mansion, Riverdale is now part of Marian University:

Allison Mansion, Riverdale is now part of Marian University

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The stone bridge between Marian University and Cold Water Creek School Ecolab Marian University

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Fun hiking up and down the waterfalls in Turkey Run State Park.

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On to Madison: hot and sunny

Olbrich Botanical Garden :

Olbrich Botanical Garden

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Devil’s Lake the spot where Mike was supposed to pop the question but didn’t because of inclement weather.

Back to Spokane with stops in South Dakota:

Back to Spokane with stops in South Dakota Sioux Falls has even nicer falls than Spokane. Dennis says maybe just as nice.

Hiking @ 110 degrees in the Badlands.:

Hiking @ 110 degrees in the Badlands.

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All the Inns are full at Rapid City. For $79 this was a great substitute for camping

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A brief stop at Yellowstone and we are home the next day. We were VERY GRATFUL that all the motels in West Yellowstone weren’t full,

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