Comfort Inn Great Bend
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 ...
... was going to be on the itinerary for tomorrow. That led us to our next stop, Nicodemus NHS. Nicodemus was established by former slaves who were relocating after the Civil War in the 1870s. It is the oldest and only remaining all black town west of the Mississippi River. Though to say it remains a town is somewhat generous. There are only 25-30 people who live there. We did not see any sort of services ...
... Rocky Mountain National Park - we could see the smoke from the Colorado Springs fire. A very large fire that has now claimed at least 60 homes. Colorado officials have also evacuated a nearby prison just in case.
We are now in Great Bend, KS. Tomorrow we are dropping the trailer at Lake Thunderbird State Park. Then we will tour Moore & Norman where a recent tornado ripped through the town and claimed several lives including children and staff from an elementary ...
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.