Monthly Archives: September 2014

International Sighting

Four-wheel drive drilling rig.

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Exploring Forest Service Road Along I-70

We were on I-70 (yes, interstate.  US 50 and I-70 run together in central Utah) about 15 miles east of Salina, Utah.  We noticed a US Forest Service road running along the interstate.  Mary saw that the forest service road … Continue reading

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Rain Storms

We had some nearby (or on top of us) rain storms yesterday as we drove between Holden and Delta, Utah.  

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Sneaking Into Utah

While traveling US Highway 50 southeast of Grand Junction, I was amazed by the open spaces with not much there.  You can see for miles and most of it is empty. After Grand Junction we found that US 50 continued … Continue reading

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Traversing the Rockies

After leaving Bent’s Fort we started the climb over the Rocky Mountains.  Sydney handed the slow elevation gain from about 3000 to 5000 feet over a distance of 100 miles. We then had a fairly steep 600 foot climb to … Continue reading

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Bent’s Old Fort

  Bent’s Fort was built by two brothers and   a partner.  Originally they traded for furs and then later, for buffalo robes. It is made of adobe with 30 inch walls.  It was restored (completely rebuilt) by the National … Continue reading

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Fort Larned

Fort Larned was one of many forts along the Santa Fe Trail. It did not have any walls like you would think a fort should have.  One, t here were not trees around to build a wall and two, there … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

Yesterday was full of nostalgia for me. First,  I was wishing for the good,  old days on Highway 59 south out of Lawrence, Kansas.  Twenty years ago, Mary and I traveled this two lane road.  It winds through the countryside, … Continue reading

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Tall Grass Praire National Preserve

The Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve is just north of Strong City, Kansas, west of Emporia.  The ranch wa. started in 1878 by Stephen Jones.  In 1881 the limestone house was built. This is the stone outhouse.  It is a … Continue reading

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The Flint Hills of Kansas

The Flint Hills are rolling hills of limestone in the eastern part of Kansas.  Most of the land is too rocky to farm, but is excellent grazing land for cattle. The pictures do not capture the expansive grasslands.

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