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Jul 11, 2018 - You think its going to be just another ordinary day . . .

Hot, dry, headwind, rumble strips on shoulder . . . . Blah . . . Blah . . . Blah. Now that we have the ugly part of the day out of the way, let me tell you the good things that happened along the way! 1. Started out in the beautiful cool of the morning, actually got on the road about 6:30 and it was cool, the lighting was wonderful for photos and it was peaceful! 2. The first little "settlement" on the map was Bazine. No town to speak of but such a beautiful rest area with new bathroom facilities, air conditioned and cold water! How lovely...

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Jul 2, 2017 - Fort Larned

July 2, 2017 Starting out this morning in a horrendous thunderstorm, lightning, thunder, rain, the whole bit. Our first stop today was at Fort Larned NHS, here in Kansas. Justas we got there it started to rain again. We just made it to one of the buildings before the next downpour hit. Oh well, that gave us time to talk to the ranger. Fort Larned was built to be a guardian for the settlers traveling the Santa Fe Trail. It also served as a stopping point for the wagon trains and a place where wagons could be repaired, horses reshoed, and...

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Apr 13, 2015 - The 1st few days of history

Wind, haboob, birds and history. We left Santa Fe at 10 AM on April 8. Other than the wind the trip was pretty easy until we got to Trinidad, CO. The wind actually provided a real service since it was a tail wind for a good part of the trip and that gave us considerably better mileage. But once we got to Trinidad we entered the Comanche National Forest (not a tree in sight for 70 miles) passing through many a “ghost town” along this part of the Santa Fe Trail. The wind was blowing so hard that there was just a wall of dust that would not...

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Apr 30, 2013 - Larned, KS

Today we head for Larned, KS. We camped quite close to a Walmart and Dollar Store. We can always find a few things we might need! We didn’t leave until almost 10:00 when it already was in the mid 80’s. The weather projections for Wed and Thursday in Larned, Abilene and Manhattan KS is thunderstorms with highs in the 40s-50s. Yikes! Decided to grill something tonight as we will be cooking inside for sure on Wednesday. Our route out of CO and through most of the day is 2 lane Hwy 50, the old Santa Fe route. The terrain changed once we hit KS....

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Jul 31, 2012 - Fort Larned

Oh, what a night! More thunder !!!! No sleep!! We are off to tour Fort Larned in Larned, Kansas. Again today it is so hot, it is hard to breathe. We arrived at the fort early and enjoyed chating with the rangers at the Visitors Center. They had a very informative 10 minute movie telling about the fort and how it came to be. We enjoyed our journey into the past. We toured the fort and of course I had my passport book stamped. We found a place to park at the Roadhome RV Park, all for 20.00. Since it is owned by the Roadway Inn, we had coffee,...

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