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Apr 24, 2012 - Melvern Lake Outlet Park

Tonight we camped for the night at Outlet Park at Melvern Lake in Kansas. It is another Corps Park and we like to stay in Corps Parks for a couple of reasons. First of all, they are almost always near a beautiful body of water and they have scenic campsites and also because with our Senior Access Pass, we can camp at Corps Parks for half price. As Lee was setting up, I took some pictures of our campsite and then later on got some nice sunset shots. The sky and water were just perfect for some fabulous pictures!

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Our 2012 Travels

Oct 30, 2010 - I Ramble On and On!

Saturday, October 30, 2010-Outlet Melvern-Melvern, Kansas I have bragged often about the advantages of being retired and living this lifestyle. Of course, it has its own pros and cons. More about the cons later. This morning I awoke at my usual wake up time of 6:00 a.m. I looked at the clock and thought to myself: “Man, I don’t want to get up this morning”. 6:00 a.m. was my usual time to get up for more than 40 years of working. I still awaken at this time. Finally, my addled brain caught up the present circumstances. I did NOT have to get...

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Oct 27, 2010 - The Wind Is Back!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010--Outlet Melvern, Melvern Kansas The wind is back. A steady speed of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Our awning is now rolled up again and the outside furniture is stored away. Debbie is really sick of the wind. We have not had our outside “patio” area set up since leaving Texas last May. No matter what state we have been in since, we have had pretty windy conditions. We enjoy the outside area so much that this area is sorely missed. I guess that is what we get for spending the summer on the “plains” area of...

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Oct 25, 2010 - Fall Is Here

Sunday, October 24, 2010--Outlet Melvern--Melvern Kansas We went for a walk last night for the first time in a long while. Well, Debbie and Maggie walked, I rode on my cart. I still love my little cart. Buying it has turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long while. I have been able to go and see things that I never could have seen if I had to walk. Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument are prime examples. It took a while to swallow my pride and start using an electric cart rather than walk, but I’m over that now! The...

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Oct 22, 2010 - A Sad Day

Tuesday, October 19, 2010--Outlet Melvern- Melvern Kansas Another sad day today. We had to put Lady, our last retired racing Greyhound, to sleep today. A few weeks ago she started limping. We took her to a vet in Nebraska and he took an x-ray of her foot. We thought she may have broken a toe, as this is common in Greyhounds. He did not find anything and gave her a few pills He said she might have pulled a muscle. She did not improve and we took her to a vet here in Kansas today. This vet was very familiar with Greyhounds as they have a...

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Oct 19, 2010 - Random Notes

Sunday, October 17, 2010----Outlet Melvern- Melvern, Kansas Ahh! Sunday morning! I don’t think I have enjoyed a Sunday morning as much as this one in many years. No changing campsites today. Just rest and recuperation. Debbie and Lady are still sleeping and I am at the computer. Reading my daily fill of newspapers, travel blogs and RV forums, while watching HLN news on the tube. The great thing today is we are back to our “usual” routine of retirement! Absolutely nothing we have to do. Everything is back on our schedule. We will have a nice...

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Oct 16, 2010 - Road Trip

Wednesday, October 13, 2010--Gibbon, Nebraska Move day today. We traveled 168 miles on Interstate 80. 75 MPH speed limit, but of course we did our usual 63 MPH for best fuel economy. We got 15.6 Miles Per Gallon towing the trailer! That is a record for us. When most Motor homes are happy with 5-7 MPG we are ecstatic about this. This truck just keeps getting better and better. I am so glad that we bought it. Of course, towing was not a problem either. The truck just pulls the trailer straight down the road. No Sway, no problems. Thursday,...

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Sep 16, 2010 - The Plains! The Plains!

We are definitely smack dab in the middle of America's Heartland. We drove almost 700 miles in the last three days and all of it through flat agricultural terrain. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. It's a welcome change from the twisty-turny windy-curvy mountain roads and congestion of the east coast. With the exception of going through Des Moines and Kansas City, the roads were wide open with very little traffic except the constant company of the long haul truckers. And it's actually pretty country, especially at this time of year. The...

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May 18, 2010 - Melvern Lake COE, Kansas

On Thursday, we moved to Melvern Lake COE just west of Emporia, Kansas. We awoke to a stormy, wet day, but decided to push on regardless. As we neared Ft. Scott, it got really dark and fierce looking. By the time we reached Yates Center and turned north, the sun was out and we had a beautiful trip through the Flint Hills of Kansas. Lots of rolling green hills with a smattering of trees and lots of little streams and ponds. I could get used to this place:) We had heard from several people about the nice campground at Melvern Lake and so we...

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