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Oct 10, 2018 - Kansas City, MO to Hays, KS

Said farewell to Gerry after still more interesting conversation. The drive was boring and very windy. Nothing interesting to report or memorialize with a picture that we have not done before. Lots of wind vanes and fields! The David McCullough John Adams book is keeping us entertained and we are learning lots about the writing of the Declaration of Independence, his relationship with Jefferson/Franklin and Abigail’s thoughts. Well worth a read. Bob has an app Allstays that tells where there are all sorts of conveniences including waste...

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Aug 20, 2018 - Denver, Co to Hays, KS

August 20, 2018 I’m trying to take advantage of good WiFi when I can particularly for uploading pictures which is soooooooo slow! This morning I downloaded books from the library, uploaded pictures, made payments etc. while we had a secure network. Was fun being with the kids. They are having the house painted and Melissa wanted to see how the color looked from under the eaves! True love is Josh getting the 15 foot ladder out to paint a strip. And we paid how much for that kid’s education? Then the evening got serious playing a Czech game...

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Aug 28, 2017 - The axle arises from the ashes and we are off again.

August 28, 2017 This was the day we were supposed to be home. Instead we got up very early so we could be a Steel Fabrications first thing. But here is the problem: Steel Fabrications does have a presence on the Internet—address, photo, phone number. But no where do they tell you what time they open. I looked, Susan looked, jack the NAPA guy’s wife looked—none of us could find a time that they opened. So we decided to be there by 7:30 am. We were early. The gate into the yard around Steel Fabrications was open, but SF shares offices with...

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Aug 27, 2017 - A slow, relaxing Sunday

August 27, 2017 It is Sunday in one street Grainfield where everything is closed (actually, Jack the NAPA guy was still retrieving broke cars and trucks off the highway so his place was open intermittently)and we are stuck. So we slept in. Our goal today was to scope out the location of Steel Fabrications where we have to take the axle, have lunch, and take in a movie. All of this happening in Hays, Kansas, 62 miles away. We accomplished our goals. We drove to Hays, found Steel Fabrications, and then had lunch at Whiskey Creek, a barbecue...

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Sep 23, 2015 - Museums and then East Bound

We had such a wonderful breakfast in Morrison's on Tuesday, so we went back today. We went early to the Colorado Railroad Museum. Trains are big out West. They had a lot of engines, box cars, passenger cars, cabooses, snow plows, etc. They also had an Ho scale layout in the basement and a garden layout outside. Because of the special invitation only dinner Monday night, we did not get to go in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, so we went back today. Wow, a whole room honoring John Denver. Tears were in my eyes:). My wonderful husband bought...

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Sep 7, 2013 - To Hays Kansas

Saturday, September 7, 2013 It’s amazingly hot! We left St Louis and drove 515 miles across Kansas to Hays. During the afternoon it was 103 degrees for a long time. Now, at 9:15, my phone says it’s 90 degrees! And it’s the end of the first week in September! We spent the whole day driving, but it was a pleasant and surprisingly interesting drive. We expected it to be all flat and mile after mile of corn fields, but instead we drove though the Flint Hills and it was rolling for a great part of the way. It did flatten out for awhile and...

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Jun 22, 2013 - June 19th

After Terry getting his blood drawn for a sodium check in Laramie we traveled through Nebraska to Hays Kansas. Quite windy most of the way. We did see a lot of antelope. We also saw many electric generating wind mills and many oil wells. We stopped in Hays Kansas and spent the night in the Wal-Mart. They were kind of surprised when we asked to stay but said OK.

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Yellowstone 2013

May 13, 2013 - Westward Ho!

Sunday we drove from Fisherville KY to Independence MO. Monday morning we started with the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence. The museum relays the story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things during the westward expansion in the mid-1800s. We then went to the Independence Depot Museum of the Chicago - Alton railroad. The townspeople actually moved the depot from it's original site (in an extreme state of disrepair) and restored it. Amazingly, many period pieces showed up after the restoration. The original Independence...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Home tomorrow

Our trip from Silverthorne, Colorado to Hays, Kansas yesterday went fine even though it was very warm even with air conditioning. When I checked in the motel it was 101 and I mentioned the heat to the desk clerk. Her comment was "Oh, we welcome this! Last week is was 113." The weatherman tells me Lincoln will welcome us to 100 temps tomorrow when we arrive home. Colorado is another state with many environments. Yesterday we drove from thickly forested hills in the Rocky Mountains to very flat, bleached fields. I noticed yesterday that the...

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Dec 5, 2011 - Arrived in Hays, Kansas

We arrived safely in Hayes, Kansas, around 3 PM or so - ahead of schedule because we left earlier than initially planned. The drive went without incident - saw only a few snow flurries until we were coming into Hayes. They picked up for a bit while we were at dinner but stopped altogether a little bit ago. The current temp is 18 but, with the wind chill, feels like 4. Brrrrr. We had a great dinner at a place recommended on Trip Advisor - a micro brewery called Gilla's. I had the pesto pasta with salmon - really very tasty! There weren't any...

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Aug 2, 2011 - Heading east

July 31, 2011 The past two weeks have sped by. Last weekend Alan and I spent Friday night in the yurt at Pecos. It was the first time that we’ve spent time alone on the land that we share with Tim’s family. We’re on the road so much that sometimes we forget that we have some beautiful property that we can actually call our own. We enjoyed sitting on the deck of the yurt in the early evening. There were pines as far as we could see in every direction. The yurt is on a portion of the property that overlooks the Pecos Valley. And as the sun...

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May 1, 2011 - Middle America

This writing is dedicated to "my best friend at work", who asks, "what's in the middle of the US; you go all round the edges." For you DU!! Kansas' heritage includes pioneers, German and Swedish immigrants, cowboys and conflict, and communities founded by former slaves after the Civil War. Landscapes and lifestyles are rich in local flavor and genuine. Due to a truck manifold problem we have spent more time here around Hays, Kansas than anticipated. If you know Corky, not being able to tend to the manifold is eating him up. He just doesn't...

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