I just couldn't contain my excitement. Gathering information for the first half of our tour itinerary was so much fun, I can't wait to get the details worked out for the second half. So, moving on...
As our caravan leaves Kansas City, it's getting late. For a while, Route 50 joins I-35, and before long we can be at Melvern Lake
, if you want to camp (forget the cabins - they require 2 consecutive nights minimum). Otherwise, someone local will hopefully tell us about lodging options in the area.
The next day finds us in Hutchinson
, where there are a surprising number of attractions
. And not mentioned in those links is a grain elevator that is over a half-mile long, one of the world's largest.
A short detour to Great Bend takes us to the SRCA drag strip
. Although it will be Wednesday (according to current plans), maybe we can get them to let us in, if we have enough cars wanting to make some passes.
After that, Kinsley is the half-way point between the two coasts. Nothing else is significant about it, however.
But hang on to yer boots, cuz then we come to Dodge City
. In that link, it's easy to overlook the tabs at the top. Hover your mouse over the one that says "Visiting", and then roll down across the list to check out all the stuff there is to do there.
Soon we'll be at the Colorado state line, looking for a place to spend the night. Maybe somebody can help out with that.
See? Even driving across Kansas can be a fun time when you spend it with Fiero folks! Let's hear from all of you who are going to join this part of the tour.
Edit to add the prior state topics:Maryland & DCVirginiaWest VirginiaOhioIndianaIllinoisMissouri
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[This message has been edited by Just Say Go (edited 02-22-2009).]