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Old 09-19-2015, 10:27 AM   #131
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The WaKeeney KOA is a good stop between KC and the springs.


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Old 09-19-2015, 11:18 AM   #132
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The WaKeeney KOA is a good stop between KC and the springs.

That does look pretty nicely in the middle. I found some really nice state parks, but they were more east than that. And then I found a KOA that was just barely inside of KS, but it would have been a pretty long first day of driving.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:26 PM   #133
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They got back to me and it turns out that one of my addresses (Yosemite) turned out to be the top of a mountain vs. on a road so it couldn't figure out directions between that point and the one before it. I picked a random campground in the area and I'm back in business!

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Looking at both of the maps, I am sad to see that you are cutting us off.

One place that you will need to look out is Lolo pass south of Missoula, MT. Going WB from Lolo, it is a short climb to the summit. Then it is down hill. Down for a long time. Great for fuel mileage, but hard on brakes.

I do not know if I said yet or not, but it is down hill.

If beer is your thing, Missoula has an amazing variety of micro brews.
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Lots to see and do in KCMO. Lots of fine dinning also. Been there done that. Later RJD
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:02 PM   #135
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Looking at both of the maps, I am sad to see that you are cutting us off.

One place that you will need to look out is Lolo pass south of Missoula, MT. Going WB from Lolo, it is a short climb to the summit. Then it is down hill. Down for a long time. Great for fuel mileage, but hard on brakes.

I do not know if I said yet or not, but it is down hill.

If beer is your thing, Missoula has an amazing variety of micro brews.
Oh, those routes are laughable at this point. We are so far off script from them, it's not even funny! We were maybe 6 weeks in before our first deviation and we got further and further from the plan. We are at a point now where making any plans is a challenge; which is hard because holidays are coming. For instance, I can't stay at my first choice for Death Valley because of Veteran's Day.

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We hit a little bar/restaurant called the Beer Kitchen. It was pretty good, but a little bit fancy/hipster? for our likes.



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That does look pretty nicely in the middle. I found some really nice state parks, but they were more east than that. And then I found a KOA that was just barely inside of KS, but it would have been a pretty long first day of driving.

We ended up at the Goodland KOA just over the time zone line but just before Colorado. It should give us an easy drive on Tuesday.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:57 AM   #136
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We are in western Kansas now just before we head to Colorado Springs tomorrow. I found a place called Monument Rocks on RoadTrippers.com. We went there tonight and it was really cool.

Here's way too many pics, if you're interested:
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We are in western Kansas now just before we head to Colorado Springs tomorrow. I found a place called Monument Rocks on RoadTrippers.com. We went there tonight and it was really cool.

Here's way too many pics, if you're interested:
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Did you bypass Greenburg, KS and the world's largest hand dug well? Something to see.

World's Largest Hand Dug Well — The Big Well - Greensburg, Kansas
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Monument rock is a pretty neat thing out in that part of my state.We went there for the first time in early June.We stayed at the Goodland KOA for three days on purpose.If you have time take the kids to the Kit Carson Carosell in Kit Carson.It's just over the line in Colorado and wont take much time,but is a great story.
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Did you bypass Greenburg, KS and the world's largest hand dug well? Something to see.



World's Largest Hand Dug Well — The Big Well - Greensburg, Kansas
Sadly, I missed it! We've seen a bunch of other silly stuff- world's largest Conestoga Wagon, largest
Rocking chair, and now the Big Easel.

I'm sure there will be more!



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Monument rock is a pretty neat thing out in that part of my state.We went there for the first time in early June.We stayed at the Goodland KOA for three days on purpose.If you have time take the kids to the Kit Carson Carosell in Kit Carson.It's just over the line in Colorado and wont take much time,but is a great story.

We saw it as we drove past, but we were headed for here (Colorado Springs). We didn't get a chance to stop. We have a whole list of things for this area to check out. It's going to be a busy couple of weekends!
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In other news- I mapped out our current route so far. The other day was our 1/4-nomadiversary.

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Our original plan was to turn north and head west from "J" (Chicago). As you can see, we didn't fully stick to that and won't be getting back on track for quite a while!

I'm loving this "no plan"-plan!
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