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Sep 15, 2013 - A mouse in the house!

Good night's rest...but woke to a sickening sound...a mouse gnawing on something in the food cabinet. I guess he/she got on board before we left home. Where the electric cord hooks into the Casita a determined mouse can enter. Then when we unplug and close the door they are trapped inside. This little rascal was busy while we slept so good...chewed into my protein shake mix, got in my purse to the peanut butter crackers and jolly ranchers. So bright and early we marched into the Great Bend KS WalMart and purchased the only kind of mouse...

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Apr 12, 2013 - World's largest ball of twine

Great Bend, KS We had a really full day today. The first major event was that our car's mileage reached 200,000. It took us 200,000 miles to reach the middle of nowhere - miles and miles of nowhere! Continuing on, we reached Red Cloud, NE, and Starkes Round Barn, largest true round barn in the world, whatever that means. The building has 3 stories and is 130' in diameter, 400' in circumference and the center silo has a diameter of 28' and is 60' high. Then we were on to the geographic center of the contiguous states near Lebanon, KS. The...

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Remember the Alamo

Sep 8, 2012 - Liberty, MO to Great Bend, Kansas

WOMEN LOVE OUTLAWS! Well, that's what the t-shirt said! We had a Jesse James morning...visited the Kearney MO farm where he was born and lived while robbing banks and trains from all over (even WV!), his grave (he was originally buried on the farm but was reinterned when Zee, his wife, died. They are buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kearney), and the "alleged" bank that they robbed in February 1866...the first daylight bank robbery in the US during peacetime. The farm has a nice museum that had a great video and A LOT of original...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Windy Kansas

WEDNESDAY: Wal*Mart in Great Bend, KS First of all – the birds have no sense of time – especially when a person has crossed two time zones and wants to sleep in. I think it was a mocking bird as s/he never did the same song twice. We were parked with the bedroom window right beside it's tree so it woke us early. We really took our time this morning getting ready to go. We both took long showers as we will be able to dump the holding tanks tomorrow at the Passport Park in Elm Creek. We kinda wished we had gotten an earlier start as we had a...

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Summer 2012 Travels

Sep 25, 2009 - day 9 great bend, kens

our day 9 friday 25 we stopped in many small kansas towns passing rolling huge cattle feed lots/farming and oil fields... stopped in dodge city for photos, was disappointed to see so much growth and loss of the old town due to neglect and pure uncaring for our past...that progress, i guess! moving on we are camped in great bend, kens... ron & bebe OUR DAY 9 PHOTOS or http://picasaweb.google.com/mcgestuff/Mcgert669greatbend#

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MID-USA & ROUTE 66

Aug 10, 2007 - Yesterday

Yesterday Yesterday I was 5 years old playing around the neighborhood with my brother. At cowboys and Indians I was always the cowboy captured and tied to the tree for some reason. Sometimes for hours until someone came to rescue me. Yesterday I was 10 years old learning to water ski on the Chesapeake Bay and watching my brother get hit in the head by a ski my cousin dropped off on the way into shore. Yesterday I was drafted because of my low number in the draft lottery. My brother escaped with his very high number. I was the one with the...

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Apr 16, 2007 - On the road again....the road to Africa???

My (Dave's) contact with neighbors and fellow track meet workers while at home has led me to believe that not everyone looks at Texas as a vacation destination much less as a place of special wildlife encounters. I can't imagine what they might think of the route we have chosen to rejoin the trailer, overnighting in the wildlife hotspots of Kansas and Oklahoma. This route is not the shortest route to our final destination, Big Bend National Park, but it is not as inefficient as one might expect. While we were home we started trying to...

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Spring in Texas 2007

Oct 22, 2005 - Arrived Great Bend, KS

Stayed almost a week in Great Bend. Departed Lincoln earlier than planned in order to attend Emily's aunt Marian's funeral on Monday, Oct 24. Stuck around and visited Emily's mom, Mary Anne, and her brother, Dave, and his wife, Sandy, and Marcus, their son. Enjoyed the visit, but is was time to move on.

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