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... Kansas City. We passed through Kansas City and headed for the University of Kansas on recommendation of the Fishers. Good one too. What a beautiful campus and area. They told us to start at the Oread Hotel. We started and stuck around there for a late linner (lunch/dinner). My dinner was delicious at the Bird Dog in the hotel. We ventured up to the rooftop as recommended by the hotel staff. Pretty awesome view of everything including the campus. We like to hit campuses if we can, not ...
... towns. It was nice to take it a bit slower for a couple hours and enjoy the ride. George was a bit disappointed that there was no place for him to get out of the car but he liked the ride - especially when we opened the sunroof.
You don't know how excited we were when we finally saw a small herd of antelope out in the field! Now, we just need to see some buffalo and the trio will be complete!!
U.S. 24 meets I-70 in the town of ...
Here's some things that made our trip easier:
Solar panels, large inverter and battery capacity all combined to make us self-sufficient and allowed us to boondock (no hookups) so we only went to a campground every five days or so.
TomTom GPS - this was one of the most valuable tools of our trip. It guided us from beginning to end and never let us down.
Baby wipes and paper ...
... to the top but as soon as we descended into the town the clouds followed us. It would have been impossible to see anything but clouds and fog from the top so we continued on. We passed the cliff dwellings at Manitou springs and on to Colorado Springs. We left the Air Force Academy and Museum for another day but we managed to check out the Broadmoor being former avid golfers. The Broadmoor ...
... a few farms.
This byway wound through the countryside over back roads, Rt. 4 and Rt.
141; we then headed west on Rt. 140 to Ellsworth, north on Rt. 14 to I-70, then
west to exit 184 and the town of Russell.
We are staying at the “Triple J Campground”, a small campground without
any amenities, but for one night it will be fine. For most of the day it ...