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Sep 23, 2012 - McConnell AFB Wichita

We found this new campground yesterday, convenient to Commissary, Exchange, walking trails, just great. We have a concrete pad and this new section of the Famcamp was just opened a few months ago. We went to the Wichita aircraft museum, had a great conversation with UL Rip Gooch, a board member who told us about a new fly in community. He's quite a character, 89 years old, has been in the avialtion industry in multiple phases, is black and was successful in the 1950's, has a book out that I purchased. I believe that I saw him at Sun N Fun....

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Summer 2012

May 29, 2012 - Gower Good Times Music

Friday evening we went to Gower Good Times Hall, where anybody can put their name down & be called to take a turn up on the stage. It was pot luck free dinner as well where people just take loads of food. The talent on stage was amazing from a 4 year old singing to a 92 year old man called Hank singing & playing the guitar. Once people found out we were from England they kept coming over to chat which was lovely, they were amazed that we had found their hall in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere, but we explained that I had read about...

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May 29, 2012 - Wichita & places around

Saturday we moved on again with over a 3 hour drive to Wichita in Kansas, it is now 95/35 if it was not for the wind the heat would be unbearable, but we are in Kansas the 4th windiest State, there are also 2.5 cows for each person in Kansas. Kansas is home to more F5 tornadoes than any other state not that we have seen any YET!!! It is located near the centre of Tornado Alley, a region of high activity generally held to also include Okaholma, parts of Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Utah. Tornadoes can sometimes strike with...

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May 29, 2012 - El Dorado & Wichita

Monday drove to El Dorado State Park where we hiked a few trails one of them walking along the top of the dam at the reservoir, it hit 99/37 degrees today with hardly any wind so hard going walking in that heat. We saw loads of nodding donkeys and you could smell the oil as we drove along. Tuesday a stroll around the Old Town in Wichita, lots of cobbled streets, old buildings, galleries & a few shops. Then hiked the Indian Trail Loop along one side of the Arkansas River then back the other side 2.6 miles, not that long but it was over 90...

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May 28, 2012 - Kansas City- a few more days

Another day we went to the Praire Centre where we walked along the paths so many different birds & butterflies that we had not seen before. We were warned not to walk in the long grass because of snakes, ticks & chiggers, not that we would have anyway. They can be as small as a pin head they bite then cause a nasty itching rash that can last for up to 2 weeks. We also met Ray while walking here his grandson is going to England to university & he is coming over to see him & going to look us up as well. Tuesday spent quite a few hours...

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Apr 12, 2012 - Kinder, La

After seeing Bevy and family we drove to Kinder LA where we are staying three days in the RV park at Coushatta Casino. It is a very nice RV park and shuttle service is good so we don't have to take car down! Unfortunately slots are not at all friendly but Jim says tables are. As long as he wins what I'm losing!

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Vacation for April

Mar 28, 2012 - Starting point

Planning to start this trip on April 10th of 2012. Just Jim,Miss Kitty, and me. Have been planning trip for about 5 years and had to shorten to under 30 days due to postal service. Had decided not to make reservations but found so much that I wanted to do that ended up making reservations for for first part of trip.

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Vacation for April

Feb 7, 2012 - Depart from Wichita

We are so excited to be on our way! The excited travelers are Barry Borrow (the kind man who is escorting us) with Star of Hope International, Jolene Tustin, Jennifer Schartz and myself Jan Frenzl. We are each allowed to check 2 bags at 50 lbs each so they are filled to capacity! They have been filled with items from Prince Of Peace Parrish, Great Bend on their way to Our Lady Of Perpetual Help in DuBisson Haiti and additional items that Star Of Hope is delivering to mission sites.

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Nov 5, 2011 - Wichita

Almost there!! Wow.... very boring ride from Denver to Wichita!!! Pretty flat after seeing such beautiful mountains in western Colorado. However, it changes dramatically east of Denver into Kansas. It was still nice to finally be in Kansas - long ride and we had to be in Coffeyville by Sunday for an orientation meeting with Amazon - almost there!

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Nov 2, 2011 - Bathing rituals

Having partaken of bathing rituals throughout the world, it was important to experience the Arkansas hot spring in keeping with the local 1800s customs.  This is possible at Buckstaff a behemoth of a building filled with porcelain, marble and tile.    The bathing is done in keeping with strict tradition.  At the entrance lobby sits a row of leather chairs. Men and women are immediately segregated.  Men stay below, while women are escorted by serviced elevator to the second floor.  The elevator agent often acted as messenger between floors....

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Apr 6, 2011 - Blasi Campground, Wichita, KS

We took our time this morning but still managed to be on the road out of Oklahoma City at 10 minutes before 8:00. We arrived in Wichita a few minutes before 11:00 AM, after a very nice drive, with a good tailwind. I try to tell it like it is when we move to a different RV Park. We thought we knew what to expect here at Blasi Campground. We have been here before. In fact this is the place we were parked with our brand new RV when we moved out of our home, which was just about one mile away. The people running this place are quite nice but...

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Mar 23, 2011 - All Season RV Campground, Wichita, Kansas

The last couple of days out at Cheney State Park were quiet and nice even with the winds, but we had no wifi to fill in the blanks from the last posting as promised. We moved into town to take on supplies and prepare for some time out in the state parks over the next few days. Monday and Tuesday was in the mid-80s and the temps are dropping into the 50s for highs for the rest of the week. The cold fronts from the north are slamming into the moist warm air coming up out of the gulf and making weather interesting. Last night there were...

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