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Jun 1, 2018 - Change of Plans

We had originally planned to stay in Colorado for another month. We decided to leave early and make our way to Kansas. We will be moving on to Kentucky for the month of July. Ed and Vickie will be celebrating their 25th anniversary in England and Paris. Jerry and I will be staying at their home in Kentucky house sitting and spending time with Sam, our youngest grandson, and taking care of their golden retriever while they are away. We drove about 275 miles today and are all set up in Goodland, Kansas. We will drive about 300 more miles...

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Jul 18, 2017 - Three State Shuffle

Our route today took us through 3 states and one state twice. We started in Nebraska, entered Colorado, crossed the lower corner of Nebraska again, and we ended the day in Kansas. It was a hot one today. We started out with dash air blowing cool air and the generator running so we could use the roof air also. After about a half hour of driving the generator quit and the cool air from the dash AC wasn't so cool anymore. Temperatures got up around 100 along the road and both Sue and Ringo began to wilt. I was pretty uncomfortable too. We...

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May 22, 2017 - Day 4

`Day 4 When we woke up in the morningn (at 3;30 since we were to leave 30 minutes earlier today), there was snow and ice on the bikes!! It was 25 degrees in Eagle Nest, NM !! We had our cover on and had covered the locks on the trailer with plastic bags since the locks had frozen the day before. We dressed warm again and enjoyed the beautiful ride down the mountain. The trees were covered with ice and the ground had about 2 inches of snow. Thank God the roads were dry! As we headed east, the weather was sunny and warm. We had to take a few...

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Jul 31, 2016 - First KOA

We left Missouri this morning in pouring rain and finally got into Kansas, where you start to think you're in the West. Long open views, cows, corn, oil wells and huge wind generators occupy the landscape. It was 99 degrees coming across on I70 so we opted for the KOA in woodland, ks so we could have electricity and Ac. This is our first time ever in a KOA as we've always laughed about why anyone would stay in one. Well, it's not bad but we are definitely looking forward to boondocking in Colorado for the next couple of weeks!

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Oct 10, 2014 - Yucky

Yesterday's drive was fabulous and beautiful, but today's was just plain yucky. It was pretty foggy when we pulled out of the KOA in Strasburg. The fog would lift enough to see about a mile and then visibility would drop to around a quarter of a mile. I guess it really didn't matter since there was nothing much to see. We had fog and/or rain all morning long. -- This part of Colorado is farm land. There is a little community about every ten miles. You can see where the towns are by the grain elevators in the distance. I wonder which came...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jun 15, 2014 - Goodland, KS

It is a short report day. We head east on Route 24. We drive cross-country to Limon. In Limon, we get on the Interstate. Eventually, we cross into Kansas. We drive straight through. We travel around two hundred miles. Our drop in elevation is over two thousand feet. In Goodland, we make a Wal-Mart stop. Before heading to the campground, I take a couple of pictures of the world’s largest easel. Van Gogh’s sunflowers is an appropriate picture. Unfortunately, some days are just travel days.

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Jun 12, 2014 - Joy and Disappointment

Goodland, TX It has taken us 3 days but we made it out of Nebraska and into Kansas. Today was a day filled with both joy and disappointment. The joy was when Jim spotted some wildlife – an antelope. He was very happy. The disappointment was because, even though we were in their habitat, we did not spot a single rattlesnake. The only things remaining on Jim’s North America animals to see in the wild are rattlesnake, lynx, wolverine and polar bear. Although no luck with the snake, we did have an interesting episode. As we sped along through...

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Rail Days 2014

May 17, 2014 - Days 3 & 4

I began day 3 by picking up a bike and passenger. Don Coulter developed very sore ribs from a previous fall. Loaded his bike in Gallup. Our first fuel stop was at the "66 Casino" just West of Albuquerque. Next stop was for fuel and lunch at the Camel Rock Casino. Yes... the rock does look like a camel! btw, we had a police escort all the way through New Mexico. I-70 was blocked off in front of our group and behind as well. Any non-participant who managed to intermingle with the parade was immediately pulled to the shoulder by the long arm...

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Oct 9, 2013 - Goodland, KS

From Goodland, Kansas KOA We had a change of plans today. We are planning to stop by and see our friends in Junction City and they have to fly to their parents in Las Vegas Friday, so we cut out a stop at an RPI and made 2 days of longer driving so we could get there tomorrow. There aren’t a whole lot of choices. I thought we were nowhere yesterday. Actually, we were “next” to nowhere! More nothing pictures posted! We have made several trips across the country but haven’t been in Kansas since the 1ate 1990’s when we took Stephanie to...

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Oct 8, 2013 - Day 32

OK, Toto, we drove all day and we're still in Kansas. Stopped in Goodland, which is about as close as we could get to Colorado. At least, we're back in the Mountain Time Zone and the cable here has a Denver news station. So near and yet so far. Other than the humungous wind farm we went by, there really isn't any scenery to distract you from driving. After getting settled at the RV park and letting the cats out for a bit, we went "downtown" for a dinner at Crazy R's bar and grill. Not too bad for rural Kansas. Stopped for gas across the...

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New England 2013

Aug 15, 2013 - Goodland, KS

We are headed east and just crossed the border from Colorado to Kansas. Goodland is just 17 miles inside Kansas. We got on I-70 and we'll be on it for a few more days. We saw land flatter than anything we have seen so far, not in Nebraska, the Dakotas, or Montana. Maybe Kansas will also be flat. I had no idea that Colorado was so flat! I guess the eastern and western halves are not much alike. When we left Colorado Springs, we entered the plains. When we looked back we could see a wall of mountains behind us. Our states map of the USA is...

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Aug 10, 2012 - Kansas plains

All day drive thru Kansas, starting in the rolling hills and ending in the high plains just a few miles from the Colorado border. Still windy but not quite as hot as the previous day. Crosswinds just make driving thoroughly exhausting. It's like driving a 30 ft sailboat in 30 mph winds. We drove 325 miles straight and probably a mile sideways! Winds are good for the power grid apparently since we saw hundreds along the way. We stayed in Goodland, right next to the world's largest easel with Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting. Bragging rights...

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