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Aug 17, 2011 - Flagstop RV Park, KS

We were woken by the sound of machine gun fire in the distance and wondered what on earth was going on, until we realized our vicinity to Fort Riley Military Reservation was closer than we thought and later spotted a couple of impressive large military helicopters. Our only neighbors introduced themselves who were stopping en-route back home to Georgia after going to the huge Sturgis motorcycle festival which has become so popular they even have a TV program about it called the 'Full throttle saloon'. Darren shared a couple of beers with...

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Aug 16, 2011 - Flagstop RV Park on Milford Lake

Thankfully we had a non-eventful and tornado free night in El Dorado and set off again heading north to our next destination of Milford Lake, the largest man-made lake in Kansas. As a lot of the campgrounds were closed due to the recent flooding we booked into the Flagstop RV Park in the hope of still being able to enjoy some fishing and a swim to cool off from the 100 degree temperature. Unfortunately this park had also been affected considerably, having to close off a whole area with the children’s playground and picnic area still totally...

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Aug 16, 2010 - Fort Riley, Kansas

Friday, August 13, 2010. Well, we finally left the beauty of the Colorado mountains for the endless flat horizons of the plains. We’re still in Colorado tonight but not the one we love. Drove 130 miles along I-70 and staying at Shady Grove Campground in Seibert, CO. The Passport America rate is $13.64/night which is just about right for this park. Parking in the campground is tight. If your neighbor gets his room extended before you get your awning out, he wins. The town is small, pop 736 including 1 Indian and 1 Asian. The campground...

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2010 Travels

Aug 27, 2009 - southeast of 'Center'

I had to break this day into two journal pages so I could show where Lebanon is located on the map. From Lebanon we traveled southeast another hundred miles and this time we went through Cawker City and saw the WORLD'S BIGGEST BALL OF SISAL TWINE! It was almost too much for one day. We finally stopped and camped for the night at another freebie. Kansas lets you camp overnight in their rest stops, or in this case it was a picnic area. It was quiet and we had it all to ourselves. There was a soybean field behind us, and we had trees for...

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

Jun 25, 2004 - Kansas Cosmosphere

Day 15 -- Friday, June 25 Abilene, KS (Covered Wagon RV Resort) Miles today: 154 Today's major activity was a visit to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas. First, we attended the Voyage to the Planets presentation in their planetarium. What I found most interesting is that there was very little new information. There is still very little known about Pluto; no probe has ever reached it. We still know almost nothing about Venus; no probes have landed since a Russian one decades ago that only survived for one minute....

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2004 USA Road Trip

Mar 26, 2003 - Abilene, KS, the home of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Headed down the road for Abilene, KS, the home of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Sure would like to see some leaves on the trees. Haven't seen leaves since last October-November, except for Palm trees in Florida. The landscape is so barren without leaves on the trees. Hardly any evergreen trees in this part of the country, so it makes it very bleak. It really is making me homesick for Spring. So many of you have mentioned the flowers, tress budding out and the beautiful sunny weather we've had back in Oregon. (Sing along now!) "Abilene, Abilene,...

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Mar 26, 2003 - Abilene, KS, the home of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Headed down the road for Abilene, KS, the home of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Sure would like to see some leaves on the trees. Haven't seen leaves since last October-November, except for Palm trees in Florida. The landscape is so barren without leaves on the trees. Hardly any evergreen trees in this part of the country, so it makes it very bleak. It really is making me homesick for Spring. So many of you have mentioned the flowers, tress budding out and the beautiful sunny weather we've had back in Oregon. (Sing along now!) "Abilene, Abilene,...

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