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The Orphan Train

The Orphan Train

Traveling south on US 81, we made our way into Kansas and shortly thereafter noticed signs for the Orphan Train Depot and Museum in Concordia, Kansas. Unfortunately for us the museum buildings were closed but the signs and exhibits on the outside gave us some insight...

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Touring Dodge

Touring Dodge

Today’s adventures began with The Dodge City Historic Trolley Tour leaving from the visitors center in an air conditioned bus with a pre-recorded narration and a chance to try to snap photos of the sights through the bus windows. Starting with the Boot Hill Museum’s...

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Getting Into Dodge

Getting Into Dodge

We arrived at the Dodge City KOA near downtown this crazy hot summer afternoon to learn that all the sites will be nicely shaded in about fifteen years. It’s a lovely new campground with young shade trees throughout. After getting just a little information about the...

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Mullinville, Kansas

Mullinville, Kansas

Along US-400 between Wichita and Dodge City just west of Mullinville, Kansas, our eyes popped. We'd stumbled upon the folk art of Mullinville native M.T.Liggett who passed away in August 2017. His bizarre art is celebrated in Atlas Obscura and Roadside America....

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Music Theater of Wichita

Music Theater of Wichita

Much of the conversion with Emily over dinner last evening was about her role in building the glittering gold costumes for the finale of Music Theater Wichita’s A Chorus Line that opened yesterday. Fortunately for us Emily had access to tickets and we three enjoyed...

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The Allen House & More

The Allen House & More

Today was Witchita with Em, a fabulous opportunity to get a taste of Wichita with a local guide. True, Emily has only lived here since May, but she knows her way around and yet is still exploring the place herself. After a fab breakfast at Doo Dah Diner on Kellogg...

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Keeper of the Plains

Keeper of the Plains

What a welcome to Wichita! The fact that we've got someone dear to us working in Wichita this summer influenced our route this trip and luck had us arriving at a fortuitous time, Emily has some time off from work to hang out with us this afternoon and tomorrow! After...

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Down into the Salt Mine

Down into the Salt Mine

  What an amazing experience! We spent this morning deep underground in a salt mine. We ordered our Strataca tickets yesterday for a 9:40AM tour this morning. Turns out it’s more admission time. After being issued hard hats, our ride with 26 others in a double decker...

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Above the Salt

Above the Salt

It would have been an awesome campsite at a cooler time of the year. As Harvest Hosts members, we were granted permission to stay overnight last night at the Strataca Salt Mine Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas within sight of mining equipment and rail cars. Just a parking...

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Eisenhower

Eisenhower

Museum Tour Video It seems there’s much more to do in central Kansas than we realized. We stopped at Fort Riley only to learn that the US Calvary Museum is currently closed for renovation. The good news is that gave us time to say “Let’s stop!” when we passed a brown...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.