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Aug 5, 2018 - Halstead, Kansas

For our second stop in Kansas, we headed west on Hwy 50 from Emporia to Halstead. At our last stop, we were staying on U.S. Hwy 50 and our next stop is also on this same highway. So we headed west and in a couple hours and one fuel stop later where they had a great price on diesel fuel, we were in Halstead, Kansas. We stayed at this RV resort twice before, as it’s one of our membership parks and we knew it would be very peaceful with NO freeway noise and NO trains. Yeah!!! We arrived at Spring Lake RV Resort around 1:30 and were greeted by...

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Jul 3, 2015 - Halstead, KS

After a late start leaving Oklahoma City, we arrived at Spring Lake RV Resort around 6pm. Although we're staying 2 nights, we really plan on spending our full day here, continuing to work on the RV. We'll be done soon....we hope! And then we can really relax and enjoy the trip. After setting up and taking Rocky for a really long walk, we had some dinner and I headed off to bingo at the club house. I didn't win anything, but it was fun to play and meet a few people. On the 4th of July, Jay worked on installing more of the wall paper. I...

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Sep 18, 2013 - Halstead, KS

Today is a scenic drive day. After breakfast in town, we head south on 75. We turn west on 54 to Council Grove. We are on the Santa Fe Trail. Council Grove is historic. We probably do not do it justice. We stop briefly at the Kaw Mission State Historic Site. Built in 1851, the Kaw Mission was a school for boys from the Kaw or Kansa American Indian tribe from which the state of Kansas takes its name. The town was named after Council Oak that was part of a mile wide grove of trees. Council with the Osage Indians was held under Council Oak in...

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May 31, 2011 - Halstead, KS - The Salt Mine

We entered Kansas then drove through Wichita and then on to Halstead to one of our membership parks. We were greeted by the most friendly woman at the desk and then drove off to the back of the resort to a nice spot near one of the lakes on the property. There was lots of room to walk Duke, so he enjoyed staying here too. As soon as we pulled in, unfortunately, I had to find a doctor in the area. I started getting a rash before we left home and by today, it was getting out of control and starting to affect my eye. Luckily, there was an...

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Oct 31, 2008 - Halstead, KS

Friday, October 31, 2008 Halstead, Kansas Well, it is more than just the next day as you can surmise by the date. I have lots of great reasons as to why it has been a week, but it all boils down to the fact that we have not really done much of anything except drive, pull off, sleep, go to church, visit my dear 92 year old cousin in Memphis, drive, sleep, get to Branson, Mo., see a show (SIX…very good!), sleep, drive, see our good Colorado friends, Jim and Carol Heironomous in Springfield, Mo., drive and are now parked for the night in the...

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Jun 16, 2008 - North of Wichita

Decided to find a quiet place to relax and do some riding. Ended up doing about 400 miles through the Kansas prairie. It was outstanding. I kept expecting Kevin Costner to come riding through on his horse chasing down the buffalo. It was quite a ride. My goal was to get Rt66 through Kansas, all 13 miles of it. I did. On the way I stopped for lunch and later dinner at local restaurants, enjoyed the local chatter and friendly waitresses. Great day for sure

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Oct 9, 2007 - Fort Larned and the Santa Fe Trail in Kansas

Not far from Dodge City, we turned off of Rte 50 for awhile so we could see Fort Larned, a military fort, not a trading fort. This gave us an idea of military life out west in the 1800s. This fort was named after Col. Benjamin F. Larned, US Army Paymaster-General from 1854-62. The purpose of this and other forts was to protect and escort travelers along the Santa Fe Trail. Soldiers here also had to partake in the Indian Wars from 1859-1869, then tried to keep the peace by enforcing treaties. The last important job of the military here was...

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