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May 29, 2018 - Colby, Kansas

29-May-18 Colby,KS We left Aunt Helen’s at our usual 10 am and picked up the I-70 a few miles from her house. The skies are clear with expected high of 91 degrees. As we crossed the Kansas border, we decided to stop at the visitor’s center for some information on Kansas. It was a good thing we did. After spending the night in Colby, we had planned to take hwy 24 as a shortcut to our next destination, Glen Elder state park. They informed us that due to yesterday’s heavy rains and hail, a section of hwy 24 was closed and no estimate when it...

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Aug 25, 2017 - Headed home-Hurricane Harvey is on the way

August 25th, 2017 We had been hearing reports of Hurricane Harvey and the chance that it might hit the Texas coast. The Red Cross has been gearing up for hurricanes all summer, and it was becming pretty clear that the Red Cross could use Susan to help with disaster relief in the event it was needed. So we decided that instead of taking another day of vacation we would start home. So we had a serious travel day, making 500 miles from near Mount Rushmore to Colby, Kansas. We did stop by the Wind Cave Visitors Center on the way. (score...

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Jun 5, 2015 - Colby ks

Drove across Colorado towards Kansas going from hi gh mtn tops to flatlands. Lots of nothing after you get out of Denver. Bill got us to Colby ks to the Walmart parking lot and then we heard all the tornado warnings. Spent 2 hours figuring whether to get out of here or stay. Stayed and watched a red box movie at Walmart and didn't get blown away. A bit scary when they said half dollar hail and tornadoes expected. By 11pm we were safe and boondocking at Walmart!

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Jul 9, 2014 - The adventure starts today!

915am My eyes swelled with tears as I watch you pack and load the bike. My heart is in knots of worry and excitement for your journey. I know you need the time away to find yourself and all I want is for you to stay in my arms. Alas, I let you go and you drive off down the long winding road. I sigh with sadness as I watch you turn and look at me, my heart stops as you hold your arm up and give me your iconic flick of your wrist and peace sign with your fingers. You are on your way... 1056am Limon, Colorado you stop to get gas and send me...

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On the open road

Jun 3, 2013 - Bruce and Janice Frahm

After some touring in Concordia, KS we left and are now heading to see some ham radio friends of our Bruce and Janice Frahm and son (Karlin). Along the way about half way point we stopped at a local park for a picnic lunch and to take a break from all of the winds. Talking about winds, I don't think they stop in Kansas. Very windy indeed. We spend a few nights in their driveway. A long dirt road leads to their estate not to far from their corn farm. Its always a pleasure getting together with friends along our route. Beginning Mileage:...

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May 1, 2013 - Cabelas, snow in Kansas

Hi, Everyone, It's interesting for me looking back, to see the weather we ha coming out here. On May 1 we made it to Cabelas, near Kansas City. Joe updated his wardrobe, thanks to unused gift cards from the kids and since we forgot others at home we bought new collapsable chairs for the trailer. Things not only flattened out but the weather went from rain to snow 'bout the time we got to Topeka. We had a tire that kept making the low tire light go on, so had to stop to take care of that. Near Manhattan, KS traffic was light but it got...

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Apr 19, 2013 - Kansas

Nothing like two days of awful weather to make you appreciate how beautiful the sunrise is on a cold, April morning. The sun rose right in front of our campsite across the lake into a sky unblemished by a cloud. It was about 22 degrees with the wind blowing at 10-20 mph so, it felt really cold. The drain at the dumpstation was frozen over and the kayak covers were frosty. Still, there is something about sunshine that buoys the spirits. Headed across Kansas today out of the Flint hills and into the rolling farmland of central and eastern...

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Jul 9, 2012 - Change of Plans

Note: Click on "Show all photos", then double click on first photo to enlarge to size of your screen, scroll to bottom of photo and click on "5 or 10 sec." to start slideshow of photos. Photos will automatically advance every 5 or 10 seconds. Makes it easier to view photos. Monday, July 9, 2012 - Today was a travel day. We looked at our calendar last night and realized that we needed to be back in the country by this weekend, Saturday or Sunday, at the latest, so we made a slight change in our travel plans. We decided to skip sightseeing in...

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Sep 1, 2010 - Kansas

Well, last night we had a ton of rain in Independence-- must have followed us from Florida. We hit the road around 9:00am and drove through Kansas City in the rain. Hey Dianne-- I did not recognize a single place! Once we got through KC we were in the plains of Kansas which go on and on and on! The good news is that we were able to drive out of the rain. We motored through the Flint Hills and saw some lovely farms and lots of corn. Also, saw our first windmill farm. I know this is the breadbasket of the nation and I do appreciate all that...

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May 27, 2010 - One of the Eight Wonders of Kansas

Forty years ago Jerry and his parents took a road trip from Chicago to the Western States. As they were driving across western Kansas the drive got a little tedious. On the map was a landmark that was called "Chalk Pyramids". He remembered that it was a really cool thing to see. When we were in Dodge City he asked at the visitor's center about it and the helpful woman behind the counter found a web site and printed out information on the site. It was right on the highway (US 83) that we were taking north to Nebraska and so we planned to...

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Aug 17, 2009 - Columbia, MO to Colby, KS

Monday August 17, 2009 Today we woke up to some cloudy skies and the promise of some rain at some point during our trip. I met a trio of seniors who were travelling to Wyoming from Tennessee. They were very friendly, and the younger woman told me that she used to ride when she was younger as well. She had a Harley Sportster, then proceeded to laugh and say that we were definitely going to get wet today, but at least it looked like we were prepared. In her Tennessee accent, it was amusing and cute to hear her say that, because I knew it was...

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Oct 19, 2007 - Colby, Kansas

We had a wonderful 5 days in Evergreen. We had lots of great time with our friends Jim and Shauna at their home enjoying their outstanding hospitality and a few terrific get togethers with daughter Holly and her son Noah. We felt it was time to move on today. We took Holly and Noah to the Denver airport yesterday afternoon (she met us in Evergreen) and we had a wonderful dinner with our friends at their favorite restaurant last night. It has been a really great time but the road is calling. Today we headed east towards Kansas with no...

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