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May 15, 2019 - Kansas

Since we drove through Indiana and Illinois, we knew we had to make a stop somewhere, so why not Kansas. We're glad we did. We decided to tour the Capitol building in Topeka. The state remodeled it in 1996. They decided to remodel it to what it looked like when it was first built in 1903. They did a great job. They incorporated all the modern day necessities into the original design. Even though it's been 20 years since the remodel, everything looks clean and not worn. After touring the Capitol we drove through the plains to get to Ellis,...

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Oct 1, 2018 - Ellis KS, Cedar Bluff State Park, overnight stay

We left Cabela's in the morning, still cool cloudy and some light rain. As we headed south toward Cedar Bluff state park, the clouds started to disappear and the temps warmed up. And yep, more and more fields of corn and soy beans, but we also noticed some other kind of "stuff" growing in the fields. At a fuel stop in Stockton KS, we had our question answered by the man filling up his truck next to us. He has his own business of cutting other farmers fields, and explained to us what we were seeing was called Milo (grain sorghum) and it is...

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Jul 24, 2017 - Mad Dogs and Englishmen

We moved about 90 miles east to Cedar Bluff State Park on Sunday. The campground is located on the Cedar Bluff Reservoir which looks like it may only be half full. I'm not sure what the story is. The camp sites are really nice. They're paved with full hook-ups surrounded by mown grass. It looks like a boater and fisherman's location as all of our neighbors have boats on trailers and the trash dumpsters are stenciled with "No Fish". We'll be here for 5 nights. The title of today's post comes from the title of a song written by Noel Coward in...

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May 23, 2016 - North to Alaska

Well we are on our way. We left home at 10:00 this morning, and made it to Ellis, Kansas. While traveling to Topeka today we saw about 300 motorcycles headed to Washington DC they started from California. Rolling Thunder! Really something to see that many Bikes at one time. Staying the night at a small City Park along the river many shade Trees very Pretty. Leaving tomorrow for Loveland, CO.

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Jul 11, 2012 - National Parks West, "Getting There"

The first several days were not very interesting since I have already traveled through, and blogged about those states. I would like to talk about Kansas though. First, my mental picture of the state was much like Nebraska or Iowa, nothing but flat fields of corn, wheat and other crops as far as the eye can see. While this was true in some places it certainly was not true for the whole state. The terrain was much more varied with tall bluffs, rolling plains and much more green than the previous states along I-70. Second, I though Kansas was...

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Kel's Travels

Oct 21, 2010 - Thursday Oct. 21- Ellis KS- Ellis Lakeside Campground

We were leaving Basswood at about 8:50 AM and drove out to the interstate. We stopped for diesel at the QT, as they have the cheapest diesel that we have seen for quite a while. It was $2.89 per gallon, vs $2.99-$3.05. We then went south to pick up I-70 west. We drove about 220 miles to the little town of Ellis, about midway through Kansas. We had found this campground on the Internet. It is a small town park with 30 amp and water. We picked a site, set up and walked the dogs over to the Post Office. We had our mail delivered to this small...

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