Travel Blogs from Kansas, United States

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Giant Sequioa National Park, Giant Sequioa National Park, United States travel blog

Giant Sequioa National Park

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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There wasn't too much action today.  I drove to Sequioa National Park.  I took a very leisurely drive and didn't arrive until around 4PM.  I made a historic stop (FINALLY!) at In 'N Out Burger.  I've wanted a burger here since the ...

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park

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Even though I have been technically camping/sleeping in the rainforest, today I officially went in to the Hoh Rainforest.  I started the day with a ranger led tour a mile and a half around Spruce Nature Trail.  She talked to us about the trees, ...

Mono Basin and Bodie State Park, Mono Basin and Bodie State Park, United States travel blog

Mono Basin and Bodie State Park

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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After visiting Devils Postpile I got back on 395 but this time heading north.  The scenary on the drive was amazing with the snow covered mountain range off to the left of the highway.  I stopped at Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area to ...

Atlanta to Paris to New Delhi, Atlanta, United States travel blog

Atlanta to Paris to New Delhi

A travel blog entry by arlash

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COME ON IN TO HOSPITABLE MAINE, Acadia Nat'l Park, United States travel blog

COME ON IN TO HOSPITABLE MAINE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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"Okay." The ladies at the Paul Bunyon campground in Bangor, Maine stood behind a computer, typing in our information. "And, which car out there is yours?" These ladies, along with the born-again christian who'd picked my friends up and tried ...

Friday 30 May, Hutchinson, United States travel blog

Friday 30 May

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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... . We had a lovely picnic lunch outside under a picnic shelter and then continued our journey to Hutchinson, North East of Witchita, Kansas. We ended up at the Kansas State Fairgrounds where we were able to pay for an overnight spot to park with power ...

Saguaro National Park and the Sonoran Desert, Saguaro National Park and the Sonoran Desert, United States travel blog

Saguaro National Park and the Sonoran Desert

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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I started the morning with a tune up for my car and caught up with some phone calls while I waited for my car to be serviced. From there I drove west to the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum.  I was talked into going to this "museum" by a park ranger ...

Off to Missouri, the

Off to Missouri, the "show-me" state & Kansas City

A travel blog entry by brent-n-toby

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... in Kansas City at about 2pm we met with Karen at her home and went to lunch at PF Chang's Chinese Bistro in Westport Plaza. Downtown Kansas City has the most water fountains in the US and is second only to Rome in the world. Karen took on a drive thru the ...

Saturday 31 May, Fort scott, United States travel blog

Saturday 31 May

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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... didn't go in.  We spoke to a local guy for a bit which was interesting and then we continued on towards the border of Kansas and Missouri to a place called Fort Scott.   We were too late to visit this interesting place so we had tea near the ...

Riding Into Wild West’s Boiling Pot, Dodge City, United States travel blog

Riding Into Wild West’s Boiling Pot

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... would not survive.  A stop at Mikeys Auto repair where we met a big sweaty guy who maintained the 'overly welcoming' nature of Kansas people and refreshed us for the next leg. The last crawl into Dodge City was longer than we had anticipated and the ...

A Ride Through Very Friendly Kansas, Satanta, United States travel blog

A Ride Through Very Friendly Kansas

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... .  We have had such a wonderful day and met so many friendly Americans.  The ride has yet again been flat, typical of Kansas we believe and the wind is generally on our backs which makes life so much easier.  So, if you can be bothered to ...

Olympic National Park beaches, Olympic National Park beaches, United States travel blog

Olympic National Park beaches

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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I started the day with a drive south on 101 to Beach 4.  What a clever name!  Here I met up with a park ranger for a guided 90 minute walk along the beach to learn about the life and feeding trends of animals in the tide pools.  She ...

Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks, Sequioa National Park, United States travel blog

Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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At 10AM I drove out to the Great Forest in Sequioa.  I walked down the trail to the base of the General Sherman Tree.  Although it is not the highest or widest tree in the world, its overall size and mass make it the largest tree on the ...

Finally, Rain in Kansas, Fort Scott, United States travel blog

Finally, Rain in Kansas

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... like an English country lane.  There was almost no traffic and tall green hedgerows on either side, so very different to West Kansas.  The usual payback for taking the scenic road hit back at us with ups and downs and the continuing strong head ...

Racoon Attack (or maybe a Beaver or Amidillo even), El Dorado, United States travel blog

Racoon Attack (or maybe a Beaver or Amidillo even)

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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The morning started with a thirsty ride to MacDonalds. We decided not to try cooking pancakes for ourselves and instead let Ronald do it. The only problem with MacDonalds at the moment it that the bikes create a circus of concerned and very interested ...

Searching For Cool Takes Us To Cinema, Wichita, United States travel blog

Searching For Cool Takes Us To Cinema

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... the way home. It’s a real family business and there are 9 siblings helping out. He dropped us right outside our tent and wished us the very best of luck for our trip – The people of Kansas are so kind. Miles Cycled: A 55 mile slog to ...

Cable Cars and Towering Titans, Redwoods National Park, United States travel blog

Cable Cars and Towering Titans

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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Embedded somewhere deep in the recesses of our memories, we probably all hold images of action- packed car chases on the steep streets of San Francisco. With Steve McQueen behind the wheel, and at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour, the famed Mustang ...

Cycle, Swim, Cinema Again!, Iola, United States travel blog

Cycle, Swim, Cinema Again!

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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We told the Chinese party to wake us up before they left by shaking the tent. A first shake was missed resulting in no movement and us missing Phil set off for his 35 miles of running. A second shake an hour later got us out and we bid farewell to ...

Plains and Simple – Too Hot, Cunningham, United States travel blog

Plains and Simple – Too Hot

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... , happy news. The ride was then very dull, and with Polly feeling exhausted from not sleeping again, it was tough going.  Kansas has flies, horrible, horrible flies which not only sit all over you and your food, but they leave very nasty ...

Tent in Tornado Town.  A Good Idea?, Greensburg, United States travel blog

Tent in Tornado Town. A Good Idea?

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... incessant heat.  We seated next to a couple of very shifty looking guys.  We have not felt uncomfortable in The States (maybe Venice Beach was a little 'out there') but these two needed watching.  It was nothing and possibly the result of ...

Thursday 29 May, Dodge City, United States travel blog

Thursday 29 May

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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... small town called Holly so we took a few pictures of Holly next to the signs which was fun. We then entered Kansas and started feeling rather lintrepid and a little apprehensive because of the weather. We had been hearing stories of tornado warnings ...

What's hot, boring, ugly, and did I mention hot???, Atlanta, GA to Gulf Shores, AL, United States travel blog

What's hot, boring, ugly, and did I mention hot???

A travel blog entry by dearmasa

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I-85. Hate it Hate it hate it... It never ends. The lack of a view of ANYTHING and the endless uphills - that's right, there is this almost imperceptible (except to us) incline while heading South! What's that about?? Did I miss something in Geography? ...

No Trouble In Cowboy Capital Of The World, Dodge City, United States travel blog

No Trouble In Cowboy Capital Of The World

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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We could not take it anymore. Sleeping inside a tent is not possible in this heat so last night was spent under the stars. The risk assessment had been drawn up early evening; high human activity would mean no snakes, scorpions or spiders, we were going ...

In and Out of Oklahoma, Elkhart, United States travel blog

In and Out of Oklahoma

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... . Oklahoma has convenient shady roadside tables placed at 15 mile intervals which we took full advantage of.  The border between the states was immediately before Elkhart and reminded us to check the time. It seems we lost an hour yesterday when we ...

Meeting With Superman in Eureka, Eureka, United States travel blog

Meeting With Superman in Eureka

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Today was a brilliant day. We had a hot 32 mile ride from the campsite to Eureka, the first town, but with a tailwind we managed to make good progress. We were excited about this town as it's the first time we’ve joined up with the Trans America ...

Found our Kicks on Route 66, Topeka, United States travel blog

Found our Kicks on Route 66

A travel blog entry by trekker2

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... the Old Route 66 Bridge going from Illinois to Missouri.  As you can see Bill wasn't sure which way to go he was between states. We walked 3/4 of the way across and I took these pictures of the water flowing across the rocks which I guess this is where ...

Today i wanted to do a walk?? Am i mad?, Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park, United States travel blog

Today i wanted to do a walk?? Am i mad?

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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Time to explore another National Park! Completed our little scenic drive...still very earl...which was lovely cause everywhere was still peaceful and untouched! Found a cool little beach...the only one on Acadia...was really pretty, golden sand and ...

I'm Melting, McPherson, United States travel blog

I'm Melting

A travel blog entry by smcollins

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Today was really hot. It was so hot it gave me a headache... or maybe that was because I tightened my helmet down too much. I walked out of the hotel in shorts and my jersey and wasn't the least bit chilly for the first time the entire trip. I remember ...

Snow in Kansas, Paxico, United States travel blog

Snow in Kansas

A travel blog entry by lisapwin

Then one of the  covers had loose lug nut covers and we had to stop to have them tightened in Kansas. Then I-70 was due to be shut down in Kansas because of predicted 8-10 inches of snow (that ended up going south of ...

Atwood (42 miles), Atwood, United States travel blog

Atwood (42 miles)

A travel blog entry by vagabondlively

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I feel refreshed! Ready for more of Kansas. Atwood is a cute little town. A man in St Francis told me of a park next to Atwood lake that has camping. When I got there, it wasn't clear where/if I needed to pay, so I just set up right in the grass by the ...

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