Holiday USA 2016
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Day 1: Chicago, Mission "free Hollie" Day 1   (Sunday 31st July 2016)
Day 2: A visit with our Amish friends.   (Monday 1st August 2016)
Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Mission Hollie Complete !

A great nights sleep in our old jail house.
6am and view of the road from our bathroom window, owners english bull dog standing in the highway , cars navigating round him.. I grabbed my flip flops and wearing nothing but a nightie, hurtled down stairs to rescue said pooch !

Home made breakfast served in our funky kitchen. Bacon , french toast , fresh fruit & fresh squeezed orange juice.

With a couple of hours to spare , we battled the heat , bugs & humidity . The Fulsom House built in 1855 by a wealthy merchant , ( no idea why he wanted to build it at the top of a steep hill ) the house & many artifacts remain in good condition & guided tours are available.
We explored a short river walk & the tiny Main Street.

Next stop the river cruise, an 80 minute excursion up the St Croix river on a modern paddle steamer.

Without the slight breeze it would have been unbearable.

Our host Ryan , jack of all trades told us about the ship , one of only 16 in the world, made entirely from aluminium with a shallow 17 inch draft , its flat bottomed design making it incredibly efficient.

My excitement building as the day progressed , only a 3.5 hour drive to Fargo , between me & Hollie.

After much hugging and a good catch up, Hollie , Terina , Ian & I head for Applebee's.
Much to our delight 15 of her fellow deciples , the co ordinators & trainers turned up to celebrate with us.

Terina next to Ian & Casey next to her Corey , Vlod ,Sarah & Ethan.

To the right Mary Hanbury and Mary Evinger, then Ashleigh & Thomas.

These wonderful people all came to speak to us & sang Hollies praises. I can't imagine how dull her life will be without these wonderful people.

Lots of cuddles & another adventure about to begin..

Love to you all Hollie , Ian & Debbi xx

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Day 4: Today was mostly about churches (by Hollie).   (Wednesday 3rd August 2016)
Day 5: Lake Itasca to Lake Superior.   (Thursday 4th August 2016)
Day 6: Feeling Superior   (Friday 5th August 2016)
Day 7: Sleeping Bear Dunes & 100 yrs of Coast Guard Aviation.   (Saturday 6th August 2016)
Day 8: Meet me in St Louis   (Sunday 7th August 2016)
Day 9: Six Flags (Part 1)   (Monday 8th August 2016)
Day 10: Six Flags (Part 2 )   (Tuesday 9th August 2016)
Day 11: Grand Ole Opry , best seats in the house !   (Wednesday 10th August 2016)
Day 12: Nashville   (Thursday 11th August 2016)
Day 13: The lost sea to Davy Crockett.   (Friday 12th August 2016)
Day 14: Ocoee wild water   (Saturday 13th August 2016)
Day 15: Hen pecked in Georgia on the way to Albama   (Sunday 14th August 2016)
Day 16: Some bald old rocks & another lake.   (Monday 15th August 2016)
Day 17: Panama city beach   (Tuesday 16th August 2016)
Day 18: Dolphin encounter.   (Wednesday 17th August 2016)
Day 19: New Orleans here we come !   (Thursday 18th August 2016)
Day 20: Oak Alley Plantation & The Natchez.   (Friday 19th August 2016)
Day 21: Airboats & baby alligators   (Saturday 20th August 2016)
Day 22: New Orleans & Ghostly happenings...   (Sunday 21st August 2016)
Day 23: Race to the space shuttle.   (Monday 22nd August 2016)
Day 24: A fond farewell from Houston   (Tuesday 23rd August 2016)