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... and conversations with about 10 working residents of the town. Some worked the oilfields, others ranched, one was UPS. Lots of fun while we waited out a fast-appearing thunderstorm. Learned a lot about the working life of Ness from these self -described "lifers". One factoid is that the landowner of a well site gets 12% of the well production for use of the land.No one locally is objecting to the oilfields here by their report. Left the beer, barbecue and ...
... of that era and has been lovingly restored. On down the road the ride was pleasant, absorbing the loneliness of this area while appreciating the agricultural work that is everywhere. Arriving in La Crosse I sought out the " barbed wire museum" and found the more than 2500 individual wire types amazing ....a product that transformed the western US in the late 19th ...
... for about 20 years, it housed many different units, most notably the 10th Cavalry, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Fort Larned is very similar to Fort Scott, but more remote and basic. From there we drove north and spent the rest of the afternoon looking for a place to camp. Our original destination (a KOA) did not have any shade and was right next to an interstate. So we decided to continue ...
Our moods are still pleasant after 4 nights. Ok really I got mad cause somebody used the iPad and erased all my bookmarks....then the next day they miraculously appeared again....had to apologize.
I also got mad at Verizon cause we are on our 2nd day of the billing cycle and were reported to use 50%25 of our data already.....yep, had to calm down on that one too. Rylynn was using Jango for live music streaming and I was constantly using the iPad for maps and places to ...
At the suggestion on a blog that I read of another RVer we decided to drive through Kansas, which we hadn't been through before, and stop at Fort Larned. It is a well-preserved fort that was occupied during the Civil War but the troops sent there were never engaged in the war because they were too far west.
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