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Limon KOA — Limon, CO

Car 54

Car 54

I was wondering what to write about when the police showed up.

Anyway, we drove 4 1/2 hours from Norton, KS to Limon, CO today and arrived at the Limon KOA at about 1 pm.

Our Newmar and Honda CRV toad were covered with road dirt. I was going to wash them, but we have about 80 miles to go tomorrow to Cheyenne Mountain State Park near Colorado Springs.

Which reminds me . . . about those Colorado floods . . . between watching Internet weather and local news stations, it looks like we’re good to go. But we’re going to call the park before taking off.

You Are Here

You Are Here

Finally, about that police car . . . one of the Limon KOA owners said she got the heebie jeebies from one of the campers and called the police to check him out. No shots were fired. It’s all cool, but we’re outta here in the morning.

NEXT STOP:  Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado Springs, CO.

Prairie Dog State Park — Norton, KS

Heading West on Highway 36

Heading West on Highway 36

Another 2 1/2-hour drive on Kansas Highway 36 to Prairie Dog State Park outside Norton, KS. The park sits on the north side of Keith Sebelius Lake which was created by an earth dam. (If the dam ever broke, there goes Norton.)

Though the park office was closed on Saturday afternoon when we arrived, a park ranger checked us in. Great guy. We ended up in Site #40 a pull-through site with Electric and Water service.

There’s a small prairie dog town (hence the park name) near the entrance, so we’ll check it out this Sunday afternoon.

We’re watching the weather near Colorado Springs, CO as we’re scheduled to arrive Tuesday, September, 17th.

Here are some photos . . .

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NEXT STOP:  Limon KOA, Limon, CO.

Lovewell State Park — Webber, KS

Lovewell State Park

Lovewell State Park

After a 2 1/2 hour drive Thursday morning, we arrived at Lovewell State Park near Webber, KS.

The campground (actually “campgrounds”) is located on the north side of the Lovewell Reservoir and we stayed at Site #3 on the South Willow Utilities campground. This campground had full hookups (50A electric, water, and sewer) which is not typical of a state park.

Besides a few Great Blue Herons, there was a pod (gaggle? herd?) of Pelicans on the lake. At first we thought they were swans, but their distinctive long bill gave them away. Also spotted a few deer when I walked the dogs Saturday morning.

We did some walking near the reservoir and Jan painted a picture.

Here are some photos . . .

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NEXT STOP: Prairie Dog State Park, Norton, KS

Stallbaumer Campground — Seneca, KS

Seneca_KS_01_Pony_ExpressBefore heading West towards Colorado Springs, CO, we asked folks on a RV forum what was the best route — Interstate 70 or 80?

They said take Highway 36 across Kansas — which turns out to be the old Pony Express route.

“10 Days to San Francisco!” the poster says.

Hell, we’re taking that long to just get across Kansas.

As we crossed into Kansas, the landscape changed. It was like our eyes went to wide angle — the horizon went on and on and . . .

We still have some rolling hills, but it’s looking more and more like Flatland.

Here are some photos . . .

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Timberline Campground — Waukee, IA

Timberline Site #56

Timberline Site #56

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THIS JUST IN . . . added our Residential Refrigerator Upgrade to the Projects pages.

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We left Geneseo, IL fairly early (for us) and planned on camping in Walnut Woods State Park near Des Moines, IA.

However, we couldn’t find out if any campsites were available, so we looked for a Plan B and found Timberline Campground in Waukee, IA.

We arrived in the early afternoon.

I spent much of the day rejuvenating our water filtration system which meant replacing two water filters (sediment and carbon block), recharging the water softener, and flushing the water holding tank.

Yipee! And in 90 degree heat and humidity.

However, Jan did the most important work. She scored a great meal from a local Paneras and bought some Danish for breakfast tomorrow.

NEXT STOP: Colorado Springs or Bust. We have reservations for Sept 17, but they’ll be a few stops before we arrive.