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,
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..." Oblivion, from the movie. We have gone to movies, (42 and Oblivion), thank goodness there is a movie house next door. But, somehow the popcorn can't even keep him calm. We found a church today, that helps. People are kind, ...
... popcorn can't keep him calm. We found a church today, that helps. People are kind, but I 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 ...
... fight against the push and bursts of the wind. Within a few short miles we were left with the impossibility of staying safe on 166. We left the pavement on a dirt road that went 17 miles north. One very dirty and rocky lane with a mountain of dust if anyone approached as we left the road. On to Moline, Kansas, home of the largest swinging bridge in Kansas. Before coming here I would have never guessed there were this many rivers and streams in Kansas. There are ...