Howard Johnson Lawrence, KS
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... but they enjoyed it so much that Tony had to run back to the park to get more the next day (at Amber's request!), and started the "flurry" of them before trick-or-treaters started visiting - but then a pile caught on fire with the fire-pit fire Lee had going in the driveway, and then that was the end of hanging out in the driveway to greet trick-or-treaters - just glad the kids were ok, and no one was ...
We kept going through the flatness of Kansas into the night to try to steal a bit of time for the end of the week. At 11pm we hit the 1200 miles to go point and found a place to stay.
Tomorrow, we can get a good 10-12 hours on the road leaving a relatively short distance for Friday to get into New ...
... piles of broken up rocks on the side of the road and tall pine trees. Earlier today the sky had absolutely no clouds in it, but now there are a lot of rain clouds that are just a little bit to the side of it. Also earlier today we saw several dust devils or mini-tornados on the plains. They didn't pull in anything but dust, so it was a harmless tornado and so it was fun to watch.
We're on our way to Mesa Verde in Colorado. We ...
Today we drove across Kansas. Not much to say about the drive- mile after mile of flat nothing. We didn't have any sites planned for the ride so it was another travel day. We did stay at a hotel with an indoor water slide which the kids loved. I think the closer we get to home the more everyone wants to get there. ...
... the Black Hills. Here there is no interruption and barely any towns. The map shows many more towns than actually function and exist as such in 2012 reality. There are plenty of ghost towns and stinking grazing cattle. And the heat and wind are loosened by the lack of trees. This is a harsh land. We unceremoniously passed the random line of longitude that is the Kansas border. After about an hour, as we approached Oakley and the Kansas badlands ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center