Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Garden City, Kansas, United States

May 22, 2016 - Map Point Garden City, Kansas

Stopped over for the evening at the Walmart in Garden City, KS. There was a storm that brought baseball sized hail and a tornado warning. But we were lucky, the tornado hit about three miles away. We spent half an hour in the Walmart, just in case, but the storm passed us unscathed with just some heavy rain.....whew!

Jump to full entry

Apr 30, 2016 - Garden City, Kansas

It is not warm! We start the day with some rain. (Of course) It eventually clears. By mid-morning, we are in Larned, Kansas. We stop at the Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center. It is okay for a short stop. We tour the museum. It is too cold to walk around outside. We continue on to Fort Larned National Historic Site. I get my first passport stamp of the trip. Hurray! The buildings are original. Fort Larned, like other outposts scattered along the Santa Fe Trail, offered not only protection and refuge for travelers but respite from the rigors...

Jump to full entry

Apr 2, 2016 - April 2, 2016

We made it Garden City this afternoon. We are two thirds of the way home. We should be home sometime tomorrow afternoon. I try not to mind the quality of the campgrounds we have to stay at along the way, but this one (the only one in Garden City) is one I'd rather not stay at again. It's an old KOA that claims it can handle big rigs like ours, but we had a hard time getting to our site. And tomorrow morning when we leave, we are going to have to squeeze between a tall tree stump and a fence to make it out of here. Oh, well...tomorrow night...

Jump to full entry

May 26, 2015 - Garden City, KS

We left Amarillo this morning, a day earlier than originally planned. We are monitoring the weather for our trip to Rapid City and decided to get on the road sooner. We selected Garden City, KS as a stop because we have friends that live there. We know them from Arizona. They are RVers but, unlike us, they only spend the winters in AZ. They still maintain a home in Garden City. Thanks, Cora and Jerry, for your hospitality. We enjoyed the tour of your city, including the city cemetery, the dinner and the card games! Our tour included a stop...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Where RV Now?

Oct 11, 2014 - Toto, We're in Kansas!

We were greeted once again this morning by heavy, drippy fog as we headed out onto the Interstate. We could see about half a mile most places and when we crossed the fews creeks along the way, it would drop to a quarter of a mile. But after a bit, we could see the sun trying to come out. It was an eery sight. -- One of the little towns in the distance actually looked like Oz City, with its grain elevator sticking up through the fog. John said, we're in Kansas, Toto, and made me laugh. -- We crossed into Central Time just a few miles into...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Pretty Damn Nice!

Apr 27, 2014 - Garden City, KS - Has the Dust Bowl Returned?

(Ron Writing) It was very windy all night and that continued all day today. This morning it was raining very hard so that along with the 30 to 40 mph winds made it unfit to be outdoors but we were snug and comfortable in Da Honu. We slept late to make up for a couple long days of driving and then had a leisurely breakfast and watched a DVD of a church service from our home church in CA. After lunch the rain let up a little and it looked like we’d have a strong tail wind again so we continued our journey east on US 50 from La Junta, CO....

Jump to full entry

Mar 25, 2014 - Day 153 - in Garden City, Kansas

We decided to stay another day as it is too cold north of us still. Garry tried to get service problem resolved again as now his IPhone cant even connect to WiFi for some unknown reason. We went shopping to try to find Garry a game playing system. While we were out T-Mobile called with a solution to his problem so his phone is working again. We purchased a PlayStation 3 for him to play games and use for internet when my laptop busy. We also got housekeeping and laundry done.

Jump to full entry

Mar 24, 2014 - Day 152 - in Garden City, Kansas

On this Monday, Garry spent morning continuing the fight with T-Mobile to get added roaming data as w will not have any T-Mobile towers for the rest of the trip. A very long, frustrating story with no happy ending. e went to IHOP for breakfast, then to Walmart for groceries. We had an early supper then went to theatre to see Divergent. It was very good and stuck quite well with the book.

Jump to full entry

Mar 23, 2014 - Day 151 - from Canadian to Garden City

We left Canadian about 10 AM after three more calls to the T-Mobile help center but no more roaming data. We passed through Oklahoma in about 50 miles, looking similar to southern Alberta. In Kansas it looks more like Saskatchewan, and there is a skiff of snow showing here. We stopped in Garden City for lunch and fuel. Fuel is a little more expensive than Texas, $4.059 gallon here to $3.899 in Abilene. We decided to spend the night here and booked into RJ.s RV Park on the southeast side.

Jump to full entry

Sep 13, 2013 - Long But Peaceful Drive

It took over five hours - with a stop - to get from Kansas City to Garden City but it was a lovely drive. Once I left the hustle bustle of city traffic, I got on I70 West and then took a scenic byway connector to Garden City. I found a wonderful classical music station that kept me company all the way. The music and scenery were serene. It was one of the most pleasant drives I have done. A day of peace - a good thing to experience once in a while!

Jump to full entry

May 6, 2013 - From Canyons to flat land

This is Monday evening and we are in a motel room in Garden City, Kansas. We entered Colorado on Saturday and explored the Black Canyons and stayed overnight in Gunnison, CO. This canyon is just a river which has burrowed it's way through the Rockies as you watch it from 9000 feet up. A depth of sight you just cannot put in a picture. Sunday morning we worshipped with the folks at Gunnison Community church and the topic was just what we needed. "Do not worry" according to Luke 22. Well we do not worry a whole lot at this time. We decided...

Jump to full entry

Sep 9, 2012 - Great Bend to Garden City, Kansas

Glorious day...morning started out in upper fifty's then topped out around 88 degrees. No clouds and no rain! First stop of the day was Pawnee Rock, which for the travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, was a welcoming landmark. Not only was it the highest point on the horizon, but it marked the "half way" point of their journey. Today, the rock outcropping is surrounded by a park. You can get out, take a walk around the top (which is considerably lower today due to quarrying), and get a SENSE of what those people saw from that advantage point....

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com