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... and conversations with about 10 working residents of the town. Some worked the oilfields, others ranched, one was UPS. Lots of fun while we waited out a fast-appearing thunderstorm. Learned a lot about the working life of Ness from these self -described "lifers". One factoid is that the landowner of a well site gets 12% of the well production for use of the land.No one locally is objecting to the oilfields here by their report. Left the beer, barbecue and ...
... of that era and has been lovingly restored. On down the road the ride was pleasant, absorbing the loneliness of this area while appreciating the agricultural work that is everywhere. Arriving in La Crosse I sought out the " barbed wire museum" and found the more than 2500 individual wire types amazing ....a product that transformed the western US in the late 19th ...
... for about 20 years, it housed many different units, most notably the 10th Cavalry, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Fort Larned is very similar to Fort Scott, but more remote and basic. From there we drove north and spent the rest of the afternoon looking for a place to camp. Our original destination (a KOA) did not have any shade and was right next to an interstate. So we decided to continue ...
... was not reading the SIM card. They would have to send us a new receiver in 4-5 days. I was ok with that since we bought a lot of movies at Packwood on Memorial Day Weekend. So we left it home.
After the first night, kids didn't put the TV away and it fell while the trailer was moving so now we get the 7" portable screen and 1/4 of the TV screen (it's screwed up). Good thing the kids and I love to read. I literally have a large laundry basket full of books. ...
At the suggestion on a blog that I read of another RVer we decided to drive through Kansas, which we hadn't been through before, and stop at Fort Larned. It is a well-preserved fort that was occupied during the Civil War but the troops sent there were never engaged in the war because they were too far west.
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