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Jul 23, 2017 - Great Plains of Western Kansas

Last Thursday we made a short drive from Goodland to Lake Scott State Park for a couple of days. It’s located on a spring fed lake that sits down in a canyon. As you drive across the flat plains of western Kansas, all you can see is crops (mainly corn) and pasture from horizon to horizon and no trees. When you turn off the highway to the road that approaches the park, you begin to wonder where the park is because all you can see are the fields. In about 3 miles, the road drops into a canyon and there is Lake Scott and the park. The land...

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Jun 13, 2017 - Day 45 - Day Off - Scott City

We had a nice, relaxing day. We had breakfast out. Nancy got a great haircut and I got a great massage. Nancy joined Ashtyn in the pool at the Best Western Motel. A good day. Nancy may write more later and post some photos. If that happens she will send an update notice.

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Jun 12, 2017 - Day 44 - Eads, CO to Scott City, KS

Today’s bicycle voyage to Scott City, Kansas was a hot and windy 103-mile ride with only 843’ of ascent. Scott City, population 3,927 at an elevation of 2,979’, is at the intersection of Kansas 96 and US 83. This, plus being less than 50 miles from I-70 has allowed this town to appear to be thriving, while other towns I have ridden through seem to be in decline. Before developing into a city, Scott City was in a land ruled by Pueblo Indians. In October 1884, two women from Chicago, Illinois claimed the land that Scott City is on and built...

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Sep 13, 2014 - Day 13 Monument Rocks

Snowed last night in Denver and we had a good frost this morning. Now we are off to Scott City to a Bison Ranch. North on KS 95 to Battle Canyon where the Indians wiped out a detachment of Cavalry. This part of the drive found us driving on paved state roads. Then a slight side trip to Monument Rocks. It's hard to imagine that this was all an ocean floor at one time till you see these sand stone monsters standing up out of the flat plains of the open range. Of course the last 20 some miles has been on gravel roads and over a few cattle...

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Kansas 2014

Jun 30, 2013 - above Lake Scott

We got tired of I-70 so we saw a state park called Lake Scott. There was a pueblo within the park so we thought it would be cool to see it. The information we read said that due to the springs and canyons, this was an oasis in SW Kansas. After about 45 minutes, we found the park, drove through it and were not all that thrilled. On the opposite side of the park was a wildlife area so we started up the road. About a mile in, we found the perfect campsite on the top of a canyon ridge. No kids, no generators, just the sound of wind and birds....

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Apr 21, 2012 - Monument Rocks National Landmark, Kansas

If you are going to be driving through Kansas, you need to check out the internet site www.kansassampler.org/8wonders. Kansas has done a wonderful job of finding the wonders of Kansas (Geographic, Art, Commerce, Cuisine, Art, History, etc.) After I found it on the internet, I checked out all the possibilities along our route to Iowa. We normally are most inclined to look at Geographic wonders so, of course, I looked those up first. Our first geographic wonder was Monument Rocks National Landmark. It and our next stop, Castle Rock, won in...

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Our 2012 Travels

Sep 17, 2011 - An Oasis on the Plains

Several years ago, the residents of Kansas chose the "8 wonders of Kansas" and Scott Lake State Park was one of the choices. It is truly an oasis on the plains. It provides a lake with pretty good fishing, swimming and boating. The area is a haven for wild life. It has camping and RV hookup sites. This park is where my grandparents would take all the grandkids for a campout every summer when wheat harvest was over. My grandad would cook outside on the fire and all the cousins got to sleep outside. We explored the park from top to bottom in...

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Oct 17, 2010 - Scott City, KS

We left North Platt, NE and continued south on Route 83, with about 100 miles until we crossed over into Kansas, then did about 110 in KS. By now we were out of the sand hills and the area around us was less interesting as we drove along. There was plenty of flat land and just occasional farm buildings and houses. We ended up in the only campground near Scott City, KS, about 3/4 mile north of the village. This is a small campground that left us wishing we had driven the next 33 miles where there is a different place listed. This place...

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