Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cool in Kansas

Overland Park, Kansas  Rainy and 45 degrees......

As you can see, we have arrived back at our home place tonight, and it is rather cool here.  Now why did we have to come back here??  Oh ya, the taxes need to be done and the Doctors are screaming that we need to give them another cash infusion....

Well at any rate, we left the town of Santa Rosa, Nm about 8:30 their time on Wednesday morning and promptly drove over to Tucumcari where we had a quick breakfast at the local fast food, and got some gas for the road North.

From there it is the two lane highway up thru Dalhart, Tx and Guymon, Ok.  The wind began to blow like crazy when we were in Tx, and motorhomes were stopped along the sides of the road.  I think RVs must have quit moving all together, as we never saw another one until we got to Kansas.

But by Liberal, Ks, the wind changed to rain and the temperature dropped to the high thirties.  Burrr....  But we just stopped for a Sub Way and pressed on into the afternoon.  Kansas is like West Texas, as the towns seem all the same and the fields are all the same....

Eventually we were in Greensburg where the Tornado had taken the whole town down a few years ago.  But now the entire place seems quite new and it is becoming a very revitalized community.    At least for those that suck it out and didn't move away.

We left highway 54 and slipped up to 50 at Pratt,Ks.  50 is at Hutchinson, and there is a diagonal in between that saves a few miles.  We were home by 9 PM Central time, so we were on the road for a little over 12 hours..  But the thought of another night in the Motel 6 somewhere kept us dedicated to the highway home....

There is even more to the story, but somehow I am too tired to write any more....ZZzzzzzzzz

Retired Rod


  1. Glad you made it home safe and sound.

  2. Good to see you are home, take a couple days to relax, 45 in Kansas, we are still getting up to 60's and then high 70's in the afternoon. Today it is supposed to rain and be in the 60's all day. Maybe we will be cooling down too. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  3. Your route from Tucumcari north up through Hutchinson is the one we used a couple years ago coming the other way. Seem to recall a lot of truck traffic on the two lane highway around Dalhart. I know about those 600 mile days when one has the smell of home in one's nostrils. No point in dilly dallyikng aorund....just git er home & be done with it.

  4. Glad to see you made it home safely, Rod. That's quite a collection of vehicles in your driveway!


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