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Sep 19, 2017 - A good days travel

After coffee and breakfast, we were on our way and looking forward to a good days travel. I had found a little RV park in Kinsley, so that was our goal for the day. None of us had ever heard of Kinsley, but that is part of the adventure. As we passed Garden City we saw a surveyor who was working. Since son Michael is a surveyor, and often works all over the state, I texted him to see if we had just passed him. He said no, he was working in Goddard, just west of Wichita. Since that was the general direction we were going, we made plans to...

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Jul 28, 2017 - In the Middle

I've been limiting my photography trips to the evenings after the temperatures cool down. Tuesday I came across a church sitting alone in the middle of the fields and pastures about 10 miles from Cedar Bluff. It was the Emanuel Lutheran Church established by early settlers from Sweden. It was originally named the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Emanuel Church when it was built in 1902. It is made of native limestone that was quarried about 4 miles away along the Smoky Hill Trail. The steeple was struck by lightning, burned and was never...

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Nov 9, 2015 - Windy and a rock to the windshield

Winds across western Kansas seem to be the normal for every time we find ourselves in these parts. During our travel day, a truck approaching from the opposite direction to ours, threw up a rock and left a large chip in the windshield. I tried to find a repair shop in this small town of Kinsley with no success. Tomorrow we have an appointment in Dodge City for the fix. Mediocre Chinese take-out was dinner for tonight. The campground owner thought it was a great place. Oh well. LOL

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Dream On

Sep 5, 2014 - Kensley and Dodge City Kansas

When we arrive it was so hot and some humid feel is was about 98. Kensley is the half way point from San Francisco and New York (1561 miles each way). We drove down to Dodge City (35 miles). Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Cody name a few of the famous. The Museum is located on the site of the original Boot Hill Cemetery. Bob got to have a beer in Long Branch Saloon! You see life in early Dodge City depicted through a carefully reconstructed Front Street. Which that was all that was there in the 1875. There is a lot of tribute to the television show...

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Sep 3, 2014 - Kinsley, Kansas

Were in Kansas! Keep looking at those clouds. Drive was about 4 hrs because of small towns and some road construction.Hwy 50 is sorta a back road on 2 lanes and lots of truck but then you drive awhile and no one. Very flat lots of corn fields and we also noticed natural gas plants so I think they are drilling here. We chose Kinsley as it is in the middle of where we want to visit: Dodge City and some surrounding area's. Very warm today 98 and humid a bit. At dusk they were something that was buzzing/humming all around us....hmmm stopped...

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Oct 1, 2013 - 4 Aces RV Park

Tuesday: 10/1 OK, we can't stay in the COE park – Ron is really tired from driving and needs a place close. Hit the maps again, check out Passport and RVOvernightParking. AHA!! A nice Passport park about 100 miles away. So we head for 4 Aces RV Park in Kinsley, KS. It turned out to be a really nice park and we will be going back again if we are in this neck of the woods. We left the COE park at 9 and arrived in Kinsley before noon. We set up camp and then went to a local cafe for lunch. Then Ron took a long nap while I did laundry at the...

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Summer 2013 Travels

Jun 7, 2010 - Visited Dodge City KS

Well for all you Cowgirls and Boys. This was such an interesting place to go. We went to the top of Boot Hill, a small area where they hung and buried Cowboys, Buffalo riders, and people from the town. They have a museum on the area and films, on how the people lived and survived in that time. They had re-enactments of Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson's . All the old buildings from the town where there. Dodge City is a big town and they managed to fit alot of the town into an area that was Boot Hill. It was exciting seeing everything you saw on...

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Jul 3, 2007 - The center of the country.

The next stop was in Kinsley, KS. This is the actually midpoint between San Francisco and New York City. Nothing else for miles. OK, there are a lot of grain elevators. In fact, we knew we were approaching a town when we would see a grain elevator in the distance, then there would be "something". Not really sure what that would be. Might be a nice little place like Newton or a place like Hutchenson where there was actually a sign for a cafe which read, "almost home cooking".

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