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Sep 11, 2014 - Day 11 Arikatee Breaks Oakley

Today it is drizzly and overcast, another long day, up to the NW corner of the state. The Arikatee Breaks. Kansas' version of the badlands where the Indians could easily hide from the Cavalry. Once there we could not turn around and had to proceed into Nebraska for room to turn around. Coming back south on KS27 we stopped at St. Francis to see their small museum with the worlds first helicopter. Did you ever notice that these out of the way towns have the best finds when you don't expect it? Now we head south again to I-70 and east to...

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Nov 14, 2011 - Pheasants and 4-Wheelin'

We set out in the 4-wheeler and the Steel Stallion. Ray drove the Steel Stallion and drove his dad (Duane) and Uncle (Neal) to the end of a field. With Duane and Neal on either side of me, I drove back and forth as the "retriever" in an attempt to scare up some pheasants. Ray would then drive them back to another area and we'd start again. I think I had the most fun! As you can see from the pictures, the weeds were quite deep. When I was riding, nothing else mattered. No phones, no TV, no problems, no stress. It's a beautiful place. One of...

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Nov 12, 2011 - Busch Beer and Clay Pigeons

Dateline: Saint Francis, Kansas. People who live here may call it boring, but being able to see for 20 miles is pretty awesome. Like Ray's Uncle said, if your dog runs away, you can see him for 3 days! Or something like that. I'm not a beer drinker, but when you're in Kansas, why not. Camo koozie of course. Ray's dad and Uncle are going pheasant hunting, so we all had to practice of course. First on beer cans, then paper targets, then clay pigeons. I did some skeet shooting a few years ago. When offered the 10 gauge rifle to shoot at the...

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Nov 12, 2011 - Waking up in Kansas

What a beautiful site to wake up to. Blue sky, moon, silence, and clean, crisp air. I took a few pictures of the farm. Ray's Uncle Neal owns 320 acres, and the house was probably built in the early 1940's. We did some target shooting and I did pretty good shooting the clay pigeons.

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Jun 15, 2009 - St. Francis, KA to Colorado Springs, CO

Monday, June 15th: St. Francis, KA to Colorado Springs, CO Up at 7; left at 9. Just before we left we visited with a neighbor who had just hauled out 9 puppies in a laundry basket. They were really cute, and I’m sure the mother was happy for a break. Overall cloudy and humid, but warm. We drove straight though–what a change! Stopped for gas and potty breaks, but that was it (most unusual for us). Kansas going south and west was the same as Kansas going east. We saw 2 beautiful ring-necked pheasant cocks and a few pronghorn. We were on I 70...

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Jun 14, 2009 - Scottsbluff, NB to St. Francis, KA

Sunday, June 14th: Scottsbluff, NB to St. Francis, KA Woke to cloudy weather but warm. Left about 9 and headed east. East? Home is south. We passed Chimney Rock (with Bill wearing his Chimney Rock t-shirt) and turned south at Bridgeport after stopping at a Jack and Jill Food Market. When we used the restrooms, we noted that they were marked Jack and Jill, cute. Our first destination was Courthouse and Jail Rocks–huge sandstone bluffs. The road in was packed sand, but looked OK–flat and straight. After we had driven in about a 1/4 mile, we...

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