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Aug 16, 2013 - Russell, KS

Russell, Kansas is a one night stopover and the hometown of Bob Dole and Arlan Spector. We are still on I-70 so we had an easy day of interstate driving. And I think we still have 2 more days on I-70to get to Kansas City. We have entered the Central Time Zone!! I was not surprised that the land stayed very flat, but I did not know that we would see many oil wells spread over the countryside. Pump jacks and oil storage tanks were spread among the crop fields. We had some fun trying to figure out what the crops were. We saw lots of fields...

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The Great Escape

Jul 16, 2013 - As corny as Kansas in July

Today the plan was to go across Kansas. We saw signs for Eisenhower’s birthplace and memorial in Abilene, and both started singing the song “Abilene, Abilene, prettiest town that I’ve ever seen…” Kansas was getting greener and greener and we knew we were headed home. We decided that we have actually really enjoyed this camping trip. And so we looked up Good Sam Clubs on the internet and decided to go to one of their events in September. We joined the Space Coast Club, tentatively. Their September gathering is at a campground off US 1 in...

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Camping USA 2013

Jul 15, 2013 - Foggy start

Following our modified itinerary, we are setting our sights on Russell, KS. Originally, we had planned to drive from Colorado Springs to St. Louis in only two days. Those days would have been way too hard for me to drive. And, we are not staying extra days now, either. We are ready to get home. It is about 7 weeks and we are finished. My daughter-in-law, Kerri, has posted a saying that I think sums up how we feel..."Stick a fork in me, I am done!" Well, stick away. Today's plan is to go through Colorado to west Kansas. We started off...

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Camping USA 2013

Aug 12, 2011 - Russell, Kansas.....1575 miles to home....!!!

Day of pure traveling down the road...putting on miles....getting closer to home!!!! Flat farm land far as the eye can see after we got east of the Denver area. Coming through Vail and that area was pretty in the mountains. Lots of up and down twisty highway...with lots of traffic. Glad to get away from it.... Now in "Triple J RV Park" in Russell, Kansas. Hopefully, tomorrow we won't be in Kansas anymore....

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Jul 31, 2011 - What? Again?

Each year Sharon and I try to select a theme song that best exemplifies that year’s experience. For example, 2007 was no problem because we spent the summer in Alaska and of course, chose, “North to Alaska” as its theme song. This year’s theme song was also pretty easy to choose and with all do respects to “Hee Haw” and its two stars, Buck Owens and Roy Clark, we selected and partially modified: “Gloom, despair, and agony on us Deep, dark depression, excessive misery If it weren't for bad luck, we'd have no luck at all Gloom, despair, and...

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2011 Explorations

Jun 20, 2011 - Russell, Kansas

Boy did we have a very unsettling drive today from Seibert, Colorado to Russell, Kansas. It started last night with a tornado warning at our campground in Colorado and then it started raining hard around 2:00am this morning. When we left today, the rain was coming down and the wind was blowing 30-40 mph. The next four hours was constant rain and wind. We listened to the radio all the way and were constantly being told of tornado warnings and flooding along our route. We finally made it to Russell, Kansas around 4:30. The wind is still...

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Apr 7, 2011 - A Really Good Salesman

Today is a 265 mile drive up to Russell, Kansas. Mary got in a couple hours behind the wheel today driving through small towns and fairly narrow two lane highways. Even though I practice on the banjo when Mary drives to keep myself occupied, I still can't help but be a back seat driver. The country side here is mostly agriculture with quite a bit of cattle and some horses also a lot of oil quite possibly a fairly new oil field because almost all of the pumpers are operating and most of the equipment is still nicely painted. I think we've...

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Jul 10, 2010 - Leaving Monument

This trip to Colorado found us coming and going differently then last year, so it has not been boring. The only thing that is baffeling is that eastern Colorado is brown and somewhat unattractive. We traveled on CO-24 northwest for approximately 80 miles until we came to I-70. Other then the small strecth Of I-70 in Green River, Utah I had never driven this interstate. Anyway, it is pretty lousy! As we entered into Kansas, the highway improved and the Rest Areas were abundant. We stopped and walked Benji and had some lunch. The terrain had...

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Jul 7, 2010 - West across Kansas

Between the drips and dribbles, and sometimes heavy rains, we trudged on across Kansas. The ride was short and uneventful. We made our customary rest stops for Foxy; it was pouring rain at the first stop but I got her out anyway. She seems to need this reinforcement about 50 miles down the road that the world is still out there; then, she settles right in and goes to sleep. We fueled up at Flying J in Salina; the last of the sub-$3/gallon diesel for a while. We were in no hurry so we had lunch there too, or breakfast food, which is what we...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Alaska Bound No Matter What!!!

No entry for yesterday. We left at approx. 10:15am and drove to Thackerville, OK, just inside the OK. state line out of Texas. One thing to say about yesterday is...it was so hot. 100 degrees when we pulled into the RV park. We were just happy to be on our way. TODAY..WHAT A DAY, Let me repeat that. WHAT A DAY......We left the park at 6:50am, drove approx. 70 miles. We are both hearing a noise. We stopped, Tommy checks out everything and all is well. We drive on and get into some construction on the Interstate. Lane proceeds into ONE lane...

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Apr 10, 2010 - Russell,Ks

Hello from Russell,Ks this morning, and all is well here. Nice drive yesterday, got off of Interstate and found both good and not so...good roads but all in all had a good day. Will get on the road a little later headed to Seibert,Co. may spend a couple of nites there depending on the park.

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Aug 28, 2009 - Land of Oz

We are on the road looking for the Yellow Brick Road...all we see are fields of crops for the cows....no people just roads and crops!!!! I told Cheyenne I didn't think we were in Kansas anynore. tee hee hee Just stopping for the night at a quaint little campground (right on I-70!!!!) David is out cooking steaks..he needed some western beef....Be good and hopefully we will "talk" to you soon....Hugs

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