Super 8 Chanute
Travel Blogs from Chanute
... there were none so we ate what we carried and trusted we would see Judi to refill our water. Our Chanute hotel was a comfortably rehabbed 20's structure at the center of the historic downtown. Octave Chanute was an 19th century engineer who built bridges for the railroads, but his primary claim to fame was as a mentor to Orville and Wilbur ...
... br> Miles since last post 104
Total miles so far 1487
Miles to the Atlantic 1287 miles
Miles to Pacific 1854
Miles to next Border Crossing in Arkansas = 154
Number of States I've run in 8 (NY, NJ, PA, OH,
IN, IL, MO, KS)
history of Iola began in 1859. After the location of the county seat at Humboldt,
... think they think we are nuts. After being held up here for so long, they may have reason to be leery of us. People here are praying for sunshine. I've never been in a church where they prayed for sun. Always they pray for rain in our next of the woods. Scotty found this quote, it is very apropos for the trip. "We don't pretend to know the unfailing secret of success, but there are times when we fear it may have something to do with hard work." I like the cow one attached. Hee ...
We have been stuck in Iola, Kansas since Wednesday. Rain, cold, rain, cold, wind, wind, wind. Scott is one straw from losing it. It is too cold to go out. We are eating everything from our packs. We are not exercising, hence the "we super ate ourselves..." We have gone to movies, thank goodness there is a movie house next door. But, ...
... 166. One of the objectives of leaving early was to avoid the dusting up of afternoon winds. No luck. 30+ mph and the sun had barely cleared the horizon. We turned eastbound on 166 with the wind pushing us from the south. From the narrow shoulder we were blown into the lane of traffic one too many times. We pulled off in Cedar Vale with the most important purpose to settle our nerves and get some chocolate milk to ice over our fears. After returning to the highway we ...