Getting to Kansas

Are you ready for a couple of “Road Shots”. Well, “couple” might be a bit of an understatement…..

We left Lindale, TX on Wednesday morning to begin our drive to Luray, Kansas – located not too far off of Interstate 70, between Salina (Sal-Ina, not Sal-Ena), and Hays. If you look at the Big Picture – we were driving right to the middle of the country!
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And most of the drive was on “New to Us” roads. Yes, the camera was busy.
I started out thinking I would just take one picture every hour, but that only lasted until I saw an interesting vista before the hour was up. (Hey, if I make the rules, I can break them, right?). I did manage to whittle the almost 200 camera clicks down to less than 60, and to spare you the whole set – here are just some highlights!
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Lavon Lake, NE of Dallas.
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Getting started going through Oklahoma
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Somehow this didn’t look like Oklahoma to me. This area is part of the Arbuckle Mountains. Did you know there were mountains in Oklahoma?
This is more what I think of when I think of Oklahoma –
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We drove through Oklahoma City (hoping to see more of that next month)
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and then continued north toward Kansas.
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Do you think the ruler slipped on the drawing board when they were engineering this stretch?

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To avoid the Kansas Turnpike (toll roads can be quite frightening to RV drivers. Cha-Ching), we took a parallel state highway up to our stopping place for the night – the Wal*Mart in Wellington, KS.
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Morning dawned a little less than perfect (but the overnight rain was much need)
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and we were soon on our way to Luray!
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Although the road was largely straight and flat, there was a bit of fall color and some interesting sights along the way….
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Those are limestone fence posts. How crazy is that!?
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Our final 30 miles was rural road through the Kansas countryside.
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See that little teeny tiny water tower under that arrow? That’s in our back yard!
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We’re getting settled, our co-workers have arrived, and tomorrow we’re heading out to do some ‘sploring. I hear tell there’s a big ol’ lake not to far away! Better go check those camera batteries!

Oh, I almost forgot.  If you’d like to see more of the drive :), you can check it out here!

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