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May 28, 2017 - Nashville, Il to Lawrence, KS

May 28, 2017 This is a 365 mile day which we started at 8:15. Spits of rain but when we got to Missouri the sun started to come out and by the time we got to Lawrence it was 82 degrees and sunshine. Lots of farm land and silos all along the way . Missouri is so desolate that there are Costcos only around St. Louis and Kansas City not that we were looking to shop but as a point of reference. We are again staying at the Best Western which is not too far from the Kansas campus. The University of Kansas, the largest employer, had its beginnings...

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Jun 7, 2015 - Gettin' Outta Dodge

This morning, we drove around Dodge City and saw the murals depicting the history of Kansas and Dodge City. See the attached pix in this post. From there we headed NE to Abilene, KS, which is the birthplace and resting place of Dwight D. Eisenhower. His presidential library is there along with a small museum and other related buildings. Of interest is the house in which he grew up. In the visitor center / gift shop is a 24 minute film that is played (pretty much upon request) that depicts the highlights of his life. He was a truly an...

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May 28, 2015 - Hello Kansas, Jayhawkers and Ruffians

On Wednesday we headed west about 60 miles to Lawrence, Kansas. Kansas is a new state for us. We spent three nights at the Jellystone RV Park just outside Lawrence. Guess what - they have trains! We now have just 3 states that we have not RVed in: RI, CO and HI! The Park was OK but we wouldn’t go back for any length of time if there was a better alternative. The night time trains are the biggest reason. After setting up, we drove the short distance into town and checked out the visitors’ center. It is in an active RR station (nicely done)...

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Jun 18, 2014 - Day Trip: Lawrence, KS

We need a rest. We are staying another day in Topeka. I call the Reuter Organ Factory. We can take a tour of their factory at 1:30. Perfect. I walk to the campground ponds for some pictures. As I pass the first pond, I hear a splash right next to me. It is a big splash! I turn in time the see a huge fish tail. These ponds have some big fish in them. The fish are near the bank. I take a couple of pictures for John! Eventually, we drive a cross-country route to Lawrence, KS. The trip takes us about a half hour. It is still windy but we are...

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May 29, 2014 - Evansville, IN to Lawrence, KS

May 29, 2014 Stopped at Roq’s Bar which was absolutely packed! Not much else around, however. Had great local beer along with lasagna for Bob and assorted HDs for me. Everyone seemed to be having pizza which was probably our mistake as the food was not very good. Left Evansville at 8:00 and pulled into Lawrence, KS (Home of University of Kansas) about 4:00 where we are staying at Best Western (first time I’ve had a Jacuzzi tub at BW.) Clearly a travel day on Interstates 64 and 70. Lots of billboards and flat farm land. Listening to another...

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Aug 2, 2013 - Rock Chalk Jayhawk

Long drive, but we stayed overnight in Lawrence, Kansas. Home of the Kansas Jayhawks. Was able to get a good night's sleep and explore the campus in the morning. Had a great breakfast at The Roost in downtown Lawrence. Stadium needs work. Well, so does the program. Football is obviously not the priority. Basketball, on the other hand, seems to be a religion in this town. Some pictures of Rowan exploring the Church of Kansas. The campus was really very cool and the town of Lawrence was like stepping back in time. Tried to talk "The Boy"...

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Jul 15, 2013 - LAWRENCE, KANSAS

Good Morning!! We traveled west bound along I-70, to visit a couple of places in the Great State of Kansas--the small town of Lawrence, Kansas and a small vine covered ravine called “Black Jack Field” located some 16 miles south of Lawrence near Baldwin City. Lawrence has an amazing history. Founded in 1854 by the anti-slavery Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society, it became the headquarters of the Anti-Slavery "Jayhawkers" of Kansas led by James Lane before Kansas had been admitted to the Union. It was largely believed that Kansas would...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Clinton State Park

We're rolling west now! Made it to a state park just outside of Lawrence, Kansas by suppertime. Clinton Lake state park is a huge place-plenty of people since it is Saturday. Biked about 4 miles to check out the lake and other campers. We only saw one other truckcamper- everything else from tents to megacampers were in here.

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Oct 9, 2012 - Lawrence, The Bra City

Lawrence grew up around the Kansas river and is the city that Quantrill raided and burned in 1863. Most of the town and housing was destroyed but it immediately rebuilt and many older homes still surround the downtown area. The older part of town, with buildings side by side for several blocks, is still a very vibrant place,in part because the University of Kansas in within 3 or 4 blocks, so the college crowd keeps it hopping. We are on the North side of the river and in the North part of town and have to cross the river every time we go...

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Oct 5, 2012 - Travel Day

Left Branson to the Seniors and began our trip North. Did go a little out of the way to go through the Precious Moments Park and Chapel, http://www.preciousmoments.com/content.cfm/park_chapel, in Carthage, MO, just above Joplin. Sherry got worried about getting that close to Joplin and the tornado alley but the sun was out and we went on in. Beautiful place and found out that Samuel J. Butcher built and painted all the scenes, see Park Attractions in the Park and Chapel link above. Spent a little time and a lot of money, had out peanut...

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Sep 8, 2012 - OTRA - KS - Lawrence

Today was a day of many twists and turns to get to the Cedar Ridge Corps of Engineers Park on Clinton Lake in Lawrence, Kansas. We only missed one turn, though, and only had to go a mile or so before we found a place to turn around. The roads were narrow, though, with no shoulder so the drive was a bit tiring ... but doable. Campground is nice with long sites but could get crowded, I'm sure, during the summer. I honestly don't remember a lot about this campground or what we did the 2 days we were here so..............next stop, Auburn,...

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Aug 11, 2011 - Nathan & Jellyston Park, Lawrence, Ks

Aug. 11, 12, 13, 14, 2011 Started our travels west with our Grandson, Nathan. He’d spent the week with us in Wentzville and needed to get him back to Olathe, KS for his “meet the teacher” night at school on Thursday night. Then his mom and dad had work conflicts over the weekend, so we kept Nathan out at the Jellystone RV park in Lawrence, KS. He had a great 3 days! The park had all kinds of “kid friendly” activities going on. Swimming, jumping pillow, bingo, crafts, made tie-dye shirts, hay rides, fire truck rides and Saturday night we...

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