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Get the hell out of Dodge!

September 18, 2011

We got a small break in the weather today….we think Kenny sending all the sun helped.

Before we left Dodge City we headed about 10 miles west of town to see the best thing Dodge has to offer………

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The ruts from the wagon wheels have lasted the elements since 1872. Amazing!

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Sign greeting you

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When you look around the landscape it’s hard to believe that this mound of dirt could be a landmark used to direct the Santa Fe trail.

We burned through Kansas and I was never so happy to get out of a state. We were in this constant plains wind, they say that it drove some of the early settlers mad. I can see why! We saw lots of cows along the way, a dead fox and dead armadillo on the side of the road, 2 turtles and a red tailed hawk. I also saw a antelope hop a fence and run through a field of cows yesterday when we were on Rt 2, the road closed to through traffic.

We stayed dry until we hit Moline, home of the oldest swinging footbridge in the country…built 1904. You can see it on the Internet. We were in and out of the soup for the rest of the day.

Arrived in Springfield, MO 461 miles on the day.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. jean & margie permalink
    September 19, 2011 7:15 am

    I did the Indian Sun Dance last night….hope that does the trick for the rest of your trek homeward.
    Travel safe! love you guys, jean & margie

  2. chrisi and john permalink
    September 19, 2011 5:09 pm

    hope all is going good ,i hope the weather shapes up for you girls, we miss ya , love looking everyday at your new posts so exciting, cant wait to have diner and hear about all the funny stories. drive safe

  3. kenny permalink
    September 19, 2011 9:07 pm

    goinin going going, keep those doggies rollin, roll on !!!!
    geitup,geitup ,gas in the tank,bugs on the windshield, mud on the bikes, a line in the road as far as you can see. GO LADIES GO !!!!

  4. marcia permalink
    September 19, 2011 9:21 pm

    I guess you did’nt find Toto since you blew through Kan. Better days ahead. Keep your chins up and enjoy.

  5. Joey permalink
    September 20, 2011 6:24 pm

    Enjoy she says…those plains are unbelievable

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