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We woke up in Waterloo, Iowa this morning ready to kick bad weather’s butt and we didn’t have to wait long.  An interesting day where sometimes we chased the storm and other times it chased us.  The air is much cooler so I wore 3 layers and completely covered my face trying to stay warm in the rain.

Having access to only one Harley dealership on Vancouver Island the novelty hasn’t worn off for us to stop almost every time we see the insignia.

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Coincidentally I was taking a picture when Chris handed me the coffee mug.  He has a cup holder up front so we share coffee or cold drinks throughout the day. Today that beautiful black liquid was keeping our insides warm on the coldest day in weeks.

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Hello Minnesota !!  Don’t know much about you except two Port McNeill lads played NHL hockey for Minnesota Wild and you’re famous for cheese.  We stopped at a family restaurant where we carb loaded big time.  You can’t see the plate in front of me with raisin bread French toast.

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We rode through storm after storm and every time we stopped people asked where we’re from and where we’re headed.  We’ve stopped trying to explain we live on Vancouver Island.  It’s easier to say we’re from Vancouver.  Many Americans have heard of it — but if not we say we’re a day’s drive north of Seattle.  That always works!!

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We pulled into a casino late this afternoon looking for a room but all they had left was one suite for almost $400.  Nope !!  Really they just saved me from myself because I sure like playing slot machines.  So we’re back to one of our default hotels Holiday Inn Express which happens to be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  They’re a going concern today with a wedding here in the hotel and a big race tonight at the Badlands Motor Speedway just down the road.  Tomorrow we’re aiming for Kadoka, South Dakota.

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Love & hugs from the road…

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