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... the land, also had rights to the oil. Our destination for the day was Hays, Kansas, but we figured that we would stop before then because we left so late. Not much of anything along the way, so we had to press on to Hays which had plenty of motels and restaurants. After 530 kms we rolled into Hays at about 7:00 just as the sun was setting. The temps rose to 31 for the last hour, so needless to say we were glad to see the town in the horizon. ...
After our adventurous night at the Railroad Hotel we were able to drive around the town and see what we missed arriving at night.
One of the signs that we saw there that we found very interesting was one listing a phone number to call to get land for free.
This was a shocking sign for us to see specially coming from South Florida where people out number space/land.
We took many pictures of the drive from KS to ...
... on the way out of town and enjoyed the grasslands and farm areas in eastern Colorado.
Soon we entered Kansas. Its vast wheat fields are such a thing of beauty. The contrast of the yellow wheat against the green corn crop was so striking. And it went on for mile after mile.
Day 6 Summary:
Kansas City MO to Hays Kansas
miles traveled- 350 today 2150 cumulative
weather- pleasant temps and high winds in last 3 hours
The big decision on route was highway or backroads across the vast expanse of Kansas. I decided to give them both a try although back roads are always my preference.
I left KC and headed to Topeka to meet a long ...
... gave us a private tour. It was really fun learning about these cute horses. They had 15 horses with 2 new babies who were 2 weeks old. The adults are less than 34" from their withers to the ground. They are so smart, inquisitive and friendly (like dogs). Loved our visit! On another note--last night we were staying about 4o ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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