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Oct 5, 2016 - WaKeeney, KS

Kansas is dry land. We are seeing mostly cropland, some of it irrigated, and lots of cattle. Trees only grow along the creeks and rivers. Fifty miles into Kansas we started to see a few cactus here and there. Kansas City was definitely the cutoff, with everything west of KC looking noticeably dryer. WaKeeney is a tiny town on I-70. I asked if there was a good grocery store nearby, and the answer was no. When I followed up on where the closest grocery store was, I was told there is only one grocery store in town and it's not a very good...

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Sep 10, 2014 - Day 10 Travel Day Wakeeney KOA Post Rock Scenic Drive

Today finds us traveling north to Saline and I-70. From here we proceeded west on I-70 past places that we would return to in the next week. We traveled to Wakeeney and the Wakeeney KOA at the west end of town, or the second exit for Wakeeney. After setting up camp we again hit the x-way back east a short distance to Post Rock Scenic Drive where the fence posts are made from limestone. Limestone weighs about 100 lbs per cubic foot. With no trees, the immigrants quarried limestone from the hills for fence posts. When the price got to be...

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Kansas 2014

Oct 22, 2013 - Wakeeney, Kansas

On To Kansas We got up a 6:30 again to get an early start again today, cause we had another day of close to 400 miles to travel. We left the Campground and stop at Pilot-Flying J a couple of blocks away for fuel and then hit the road traveling east to North Platte, Nebraska. The drive through the prairie country of Nebraska was enjoyable, but not near as memorable as the first couple of days we're. From North Platte we headed south into North West, Kansas. We left the main Interstates and started to travel on the smaller Highways going...

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Al & Jan on the Road

May 9, 2013 - Wakeeney, KS

It continued to rain on and off all night. Despite taking that nap yesterday, we both slept like rocks. That is, until 4am, when I was woken up by Chinese water torture: Water was dripping on my face from the bedroom slide out. Apparently, we have a bad seal, and there was so much rain last night that the top of the slide out filled with water and was dripping down over my side of the bed. Why my side and not Bill's? We mopped it all up with some extra towels we always bring (we've had water issues in other parts of the rig before). We...

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Jul 17, 2011 - Wakeeney, KS

We left Denver today after having spent five weeks with family and friends. It was a great and very busy time as it is every summer we come here. It feels kind of funny leaving - like we've been here long enough it's almost like we live here. Will miss them all. Now it's on to Connecticut just outside Hartford to see son Mark and his family. This is an overnight stop for us. It is so HOT and HUMID! Our thermostat read 107 degrees about 4pm. Let's keep moving!

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Jun 7, 2011 - WaKeeney, Kansas

After driving another 400+ miles today, we are now in WaKeeney, Kansas, which is about 300 miles from Denver. We will be home sometime tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon! We’d like to thank everyone (36+ folks this year) who followed us on our 2011 trip. It certainly had its ups and downs, but then, every trip does. This was our tenth year of RVing, and the experiences have taught us several things: To roll with the punches (you never know what’s going to happen next); to breathe deeply, and be patient and kind to each other (makes the trip...

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Jun 15, 2010 - Rock City and Eisenhower

I started the day looking at rocks. These were really interesting formations in a place called Rock City in Kansas. There is no other place in the world with this specific type of rock in this size. They were formed millions of years ago of sandstone, which was deposited when an inland sea covered areas of Kansas and underground waters containing dissolved calcium carbonate circulated through the porous rock and deposited calcium carbonate in the open spaces between the sand grains, cementing them together. In an area about the size of two...

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Laurilee's trip

Jun 13, 2010 - St. Louis to WaKeeney, Kansas

Our trip began without a hitch! We left the house on time and were on the highway by 7:30 am. We stopped for a quick breakfast at the Katy Trails State Park in Rocheport, MO. Max quickly found a perfect climbing tree! He even found a branch to swing from falling promptly to the ground. When Max told him to try it, Sam said with a laugh, "I am way too little to do that!" We drove through KC around noon and then stopped for lunch at a Rest Stop outside of Topeka. Again the boys found a hill to fall and slide down! They are totally boys! Every...

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Aug 25, 2009 - Wakeeney, KS - Goodbye Beautiful Mountains

We've left our beautiful Rockies behind us and plunged into the Plains, and the heat! We're heading home so I'm sure this is just the beginning of the hot weather. I now know why this area is called the "Plains", it's because its flat and featureless as though a tool has been used to scrape away all the good stuff! But it is pretty in it's own way. We drove to Denver Friday afternoon and spent the rest of the afternoon running errands and shopping for food. We were in the worst RV Park ever, even worse that the one at St. Mary. This is a...

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Aug 6, 2009 - Weakeeney, Kansas

This morning we left around 8 o'clock and headed east toward home. We drove about 6 hour and had reservations at the WaKeeney / Hays KOA. This is a very nice rest stop easy off the interstate and easy back on. We grilled pork chops and John fried potatoes. We are resting for our trip tomorrow. We will travel to Kansas City.

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May 4, 2009 - Kansas

Today we traveled through most of the state of Kansas. We drove throught the Flint Hills, past Fr. Riley Army base and Junction City. We had to stop early as I had some work to do. We have a reference book called "The Best 100 Campgrounds in the USA", so we decided to veer away from the traditional KOA campgrounds and try something else. They even promoted their storm shelter. How great is that? We arrived at the Triple J RV Park in Russel, KS around 1:00pm. The office was closed, but there was a very polite couple sitting on the tailgate...

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Aug 22, 2007 - WaKeeney, KS

We are leaving the Denver area now and moving towards KS. I got a new pair of glasses when we were there in June and something is wrong. I can't see as well as I can with my old ones, so I need to see about that. We drove in quite a bit of wind and stopped

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