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After the rest day a good solid ride to get us going again. 105 miles and, this is the staff figure not mine, 138 hills and a reasonable crosswind for the first 70 miles. Well you know what it is like, if it was easy it wouldn't be worth doing.
Penny had a storming ride. We rode together for the day and she completed the whole …
... helicopter as he was flown out of an area in Vietnam.
We stopped at the Kansas National Guard Museum where Corky showed us the type of 155mm gun on which he served during Vietnam. It was very interesting to see just a little bit of what he did during those years of service.
After lunch we went to the Kansas Museum of History. This is a great museum depicting many interesting elements of Kansas history. Among many other things, they have a ...
... walked up. We enjoyed dinner together just catching up.
On Monday morning, along with Corky and Pam, we visited with Tammy's aunt Vonda and cousin Sandra. They knew we were coming and we enjoyed chatting with them.
We then went to visit Tammy's uncle Carroll. He turns 90 next month. Though he had been told that we were coming, it took a little while for the ...
... Not bad when you
consider that the road is closed during the winter, which can start
in mid October and not end until June! There was plenty of snow still
laying around up there in late July!
Aside from the high Rockies, it is the large
mammals that are the draw here! The Fall River Valley, on the western slope of
the park, gave us our first moose in a long time! We found this
cow and calf bedding down for the night within a mile of ...
... is the midpoint of the entire Route 66 highway. We've passed this exit countless times on other trips and had no idea such a treat was just two minutes from the highway. There is a fun sign showing that Chicago and Los Angeles are each 1139 miles away. Also, the road, although not finished) has a line drawn at the midway point and has Route 66 signs painted on it. We did lots of fun pictures and just enjoyed the stop. Next time we plan ...