Category Archive: Kansas

Wrapping up our three-week sojourn in Kansas

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As of this writing we have already departed Kansas.  I got behind on my blogging, because for the first time we used up our monthly data allocation on our Verizon plan.  I’ve been surviving on campground… Continue reading

Of buildings and architectural beauty – Topeka, KS

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From the tall grass prairie we moved closer to civilization and made Lawrence, Kansas our next home base.  The ongoing heat and humidity caused us to limit our outdoor activities somewhat.  We toured a university and the state… Continue reading

Hiking the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve – Strong City, Kansas

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We were alerted to a heat advisory on the day we decided to visit and hike at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.  We had only a short time on this stop, so we slathered on the… Continue reading

Exploring the Flint Hills – Strong City, KS

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My mom gave me a book titled “America the Beautiful”, and one of the intriguing places marked on the map that I really wanted to visit was the Flint Hills of Kansas. Our earlier route… Continue reading

Taking life with a grain of salt – Hutchinson, KS

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Well, we somehow managed to get out of Dodge without facing any gunfights on the streets, although Steve was afraid there might be a little gunplay with me after his moment with the… Continue reading

We’re getting the heck into Dodge!

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Dodge City, known as the “Queen of the Cow Towns” and the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” had a reputation as a hostile, lawless town where the “fastest gun” ruled.  It is the… Continue reading

Oh we parked our home where the buffalo (bison) roam – Scott City, KS

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While out here in rural Kansas, we had an opportunity to get up close and personal with some magnificent bison.  We learned about a “bison ranch tour” that Duff Ranch offered, just up the road from our… Continue reading

The Chalk Pyramids – Scott City, KS

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We’ve often heard that because of the flatness of the Sunflower State and the monotony of driving through it, it’s best to just breeze through and be done with it.  And the fact that… Continue reading

Under the spacious Kansas skies – Scott City, KS

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We left the rocky mountains of Colorado behind and moved out onto the open plains of Kansas. What a stark difference it was from the air of the high mountain elevations to that of… Continue reading