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Sep 19, 2014 - Day 19 Atchison

Once outside the base we find the Federal Penitentiary. If you weren't in prison and had a window, the view is gorgeous looking to the north down the hill. Our next quest for the day was to see what Atchison in store for us. We followed the signs to the Amelia Earhart Earthen Works, a memorial to a great lady. The memorial is beautiful when the flowers are in bloom. We were late in the season but you could make out the likeness of her face on the side of the rolling hill. The city has several camping spaces with elect. and water for...

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Kansas 2014

Aug 1, 2010 - Sunday August 1- Atchison KS

We drove south to Platte City MO for brunch with Carl and Juanita then over to Joe’s to check the internet. Back to the motor home to do a few loads of laundry. Joe and Bonnie picked us up and we went for an Italian dinner in St. Joseph. Drove back to Lewis and Clark and sat at the picnic table and talked. After Joe and Bonnie left we watched a little TV and went to bed.

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Jul 31, 2010 - Saturday July 31- Atchison KS

We headed to nephew Aaron’s house in St. Joseph to a barbecue lunch. In the evening there was another happy hour and a dinner dance. Do I need to tell you that Bob’s classmates look old? Of course mine don’t, LOL. We danced to the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s. I usually have a better time at Bob’s reunions than at my own! Bob's class had 178 who graduated in 1970.

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Jul 30, 2010 - Friday July 30 – Atchison KS

When Bob walked the dogs he found that a few sites have 50 amp service, so we went to the Camp Hosts and asked if we could change sites. They said yes and suggested site 50, as it also has satellite access. So we moved to a new site. We still do not have internet. Bob’s old “pay as you go” cell phone has service, there is just no Verizon in this area, but we are able call everyone if needed. We needed a new black cartridge for the printer and a few other items so we headed towards St. Joseph MO, but the GPS did not find anywhere to buy one,...

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Jun 9, 2010 - Amelia Earhart

Since I just watched the movie, Amelia, shortly before I left on this trip I thought the museum of her childhood home wouldn’t offer as much new information as some of the other historical sites I’ve been to but I was wrong. I remember the movie showing her in a field on the wide flat prairie and I thought it was just the boring plains of Kansas I’ve seen before but she was from a nice part of Kansas. It was hilly and green and the house actually sits right along side the Missouri River. In fact, the bridge coming into town is just a few...

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Laurilee's trip

Apr 24, 2010 - Green

I forgot to mention on yesterday's news we had winds gusting up to 45 mph in Texas and Oklahoma. We were glad it was mostly out of the west and pushing us. The drive into Kansas was on a back road highway 81 and we saw many farm fields. Winter Wheat fields high and green. Everything seemed to be green including leaves on the trees. Also saw a beautiful field of yellow flowers called canola. I spotted the refinery in northern Oklahoma. Kansas turnpike showed us farmland, oil riggers, grazing cattle, and rolling hills We took a back road...

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Maas' 2010

May 9, 2009 - Atchison 5/5 to 5/8

I seem to be an internet service jinx. When I arrived at the J’s in Shawnee it was out. On Monday when I arrived at my Aunt and Uncle’s house in Atchison, Ks, it wasn’t working either. Now that it’s Friday and I’m back at the J’s it’s out again. Apparently it was working here after I left, but went out again this morning before I arrived. I spent 4 days in Atchison, Ks where my Mom’s family is from. It is located on the Missouri river about an hour north of Kansas City. Atchison is the girlhood home of Ameila Earhart and the location of...

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May 28, 2008 - Atchison, KS - Making Marbles

(Ron Writing) This morning we drove a few miles south to Bonner Springs, KS to visit the Moon Marble Company. Moon sells an amazing variety of marbles from plain mass produced marbles to exquisite handmade beauties. A craftsman demonstrated how he makes marbles. He used a propane torch to melt clear glass rods while rotating them in a way that produced a clear shooter-sized marble. Then he used thinner rods of colored glass to add colored swirls in the marble. It was interesting to learn how he managed to get the marble so clear, smooth and...

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Nov 5, 2007 - The Eagle Has Landed

When we passed Leavenworth, we knew we were getting close. A few more Lewis and Clark historic markers, the Amelia Earhart Memorial Highway, a left that took us along the banks of the Missouri....When we drove by the juvenile correctional facility, we knew we were nearly there --- and then, there it was: ACAP (Atchison County Asphalt Plant), one of several divers businesses owned and operated by the ever-working, always-moving Phil Birkensha. We pulled in and stepped out on what appeared to be lunar surface, kicking up swirls of dust, and...

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Oct 31, 2007 - Amelia Earhart

We get the RV ready and head towards Atchison, Kansas the birthplace of Amelia Earhart. I have been fascinated by here since I was a child and now I will a chance to see the home and museum. Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897 and was raised here in the Midwest. This was a time when women usually married and stayed at home. Amelia had a great love of travel and a spirit of adventure and wanted to learn to fly. In her short span of time allowed her here she accomplished many flying firsts, the first woman to fly the...

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Apr 12, 2007 - Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart was born in this house on 24 July 1897. The house was the home of her maternal grandparents Judge Alfred Otis and Amelia Harres Otis. Her parents were Edwin and Amy Otis Earhart. She had one sister Muriel, who was three year younger than her. Both girls spent much of their childhood school years with their grandparents.

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