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Jan 18, 2017 - Wednesday, 1/18/17

We left Denver around 9:30 this morning. We took the I-25 South route, over Raton Pass, then east to the Texas panhandle. We didn’t pull into this campground until nearly 6pm, but that wasn’t the plan. We got to within a couple miles of here only to find that this town is doing its own version of T-Rex, and the road to this campground was closed for construction. It took us a several tries (Lola, our GPS, was of no help, and the campground staff person wasn’t much better) before we found a back way. Anyways, we are here. After we parked,...

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Nov 10, 2015 - Windshield repaired in Dodge City

We finished our day of continual windy travel in Dalhart, Texas at the local Elks Lodge. On our journey, we stopped in Dodge City, Kansas to have the windshield chip sealed and then we were back on the road. This lodge has 30 amps and water and stickers and burrs everywhere!! Poor Sierra Rose doesn't like it here at all. No grass, how's a girl to do her business with no amenities?

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Dream On

Apr 30, 2014 - Another Windy Day

Just heard the perfect description of today on the news - it was a blustery, cool day. We've put a blanket on the bed & wore long sleeves & pants today for the first time in weeks. We enjoyed the back road drive from Slaton to Plainview this morning. We saw all the agricultural activity up close. Lots of center pivot irrigation, grain storage & cotton gins. Then as we got closer to & past Amarillo, we got into the more desert type of area but still lots of irrigation farming. And we are still in Texas so we saw oil wells mixed into the...

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Apr 22, 2014 - doing NM and TX

long posting because i’ve been lazy and haven’t written – and i’m a bit busier at night with two to think about. i’ll try to get better; one of the issues of waiting this long is i lose some of the small details that i think make the post interesting. but i’ll hit the high points at least. due to circumstances too complicated (or boring) to explain, we moved up to the ‘texas panhandle’ segment of my journey for a couple of days. i’ve learnt some lessons about buying her a round-trip ticket; when she comes out in june i’ll buy her two...

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Nov 3, 2013 - 7,043 miles down - 1,350 miles to go

Well, it's time to go home. This morning we started our trip home leaving so many sights, sounds and memories behind. We've been on the road for almost 2 months at this point. We've covered over 7,000 miles and we have 2 1/2 to 3 days of driving left to do to get home. We got a good start this morning only to be confronted with some very significant cross winds about 3 hours into the trip. Most of the first day home was on two lane highway from Wichita all the way to Tucumcari New Mexico. But we didn't make it quite that far. Each time a...

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Oct 20, 2013 - OTRA - TX - Dalhart

Okay, it's time I spent some time on this blog and get you closer to where we are now. Another sunny traveling day for the 143-mile through Oklahoma to Dalhart, Texas where we are staying at the Corral RV Park for a couple of nights. Since I'm writing this almost a year later, I won't be as long-winded as usual. I'll be going off Bob's notes and, since he has such terrible handwriting, I'm not even too sure what he wrote!! Our route was over US-287/385 for 96 miles then a short stint on US-56 then US-385 for almost the rest of the way. I...

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Sep 3, 2013 - Kansas to Texas Panhandle

Off we go - Day 1 We got all the details worked out over the phone and emails with the RV dealer in Mesa AZ and are heading there now. We left Bruce and Sue back in Kansas and they were going to continue touring either Kansas or back into Nebraska. Today we drove a long day south through Kansas, across the panhandle of Oklahoma into the panhandle of Texas. There were many bodies of water, rivers and small lakes and ponds along the way. We passed by the Kansas Wetlands, many small towns with ornate brick buildings on their Main Streets. We...

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Aug 1, 2013 - Pikes Peak In Our Rearview Mirror

From Corral RV Park – Dalhart, TX Left the view of Pikes Peak from our windows behind us this morning. Got off about 8:30 am but it was really 9:30 am as we would travel back into Central Standard Time today. We transversed parts of three states in our travels today……CO, NM & TX. This is just an overnight stop for us as our destination is Lubbock for a week stay beginning tomorrow. In fact, we did not even “unhitch” from the truck. This is a very nice park…..all pull thru gravel sites but level and full hookups for $27 a night…….we have...

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Home Sweet RV - 2013

Oct 22, 2012 - The Day After

With great difficulty we got away from Saint Joseph late. After the "high" of yesterday, we were not thrilled with the idea of a boring 550 mile drive to Dalhart Texas. We, in fact, started out our day in a definite funk. However we had so much to talk over about all the excitement of yesterday that by the time we ran out of chat, we had made several hundred effortless miles across Kansas. The day passed. Somehow Kansas didn't look as good to us as Missouri. Shortly into the state, the terrain flattened out, a strange fog descended and...

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May 14, 2011 - In the Groove

The drive to here was pretty easy. The roads were not too bad on the average. We joined up with US 54. We will be using this very rural highway all the way to Hannibal, Missouri. So far the road isn't too shabby. There is a real lack of scenery now that we left the high plateau country of eastern New Mexico. All we see now is endless rolling hills of scrub grasses. Very few bushes or trees. As we were approaching Dalhart we could see some dark areas on the bland landscape far ahead. Whoa! When we got closer, the dark areas turned out to be...

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NG2

May 12, 2011 - Tail winds, tomato soup, snakes, and a kitty fix

Tail winds, tomato soup, snakes, and a kitty fix We made a big jump yesterday from Gallup, NM to Santa Rosa, NM. Our route took us through Albuquerque. The area was nice looking and the freeway through the heart of town was in great shape for a change. We went from 6600 ft in elevation at Gallup to 7600 as we crossed the Continental Divide, to 5600 in Albuquerque. Then we climbed up and out of the green valley the city is located in. That was another 7000 ft summit and then we headed mostly downhill to our present location of Santa Rosa at...

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Nov 10, 2010 - Another change of scenery

Today we said good-by to the farm fields of Kansas and headed West once more. The fields gave way to more oil pumps, a little more hilly and arid landscape, and evidence of ranching rather than farming. I was a little amused to note a couple of groupings of huge wind turbines set to generate electricity, and among them a (seemingly) tiny "traditional" windmill pumping water for the rancher's herd nearby! The day was cool but sunny so the traveling was not difficult. We are keeping to the route through the countryside for a few hundred...

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