Category Archives: Trips

Kansas City & West — Aftermath

     To all my readers:           Thanks for following along on our trip. I hope that I have caused you to add (or maybe subtract) places on your “Bucket List.” I know that this trip allowed me to cross off … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 15 (Kansas City, again)

       Our final leg (420 miles) was rapid and uneventful. It took a total of 6 hours & 15 minutes, including a lengthy stop for lunch and gas in Abilene, once a famous cowboy town). I-70 has a 75 mile … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 14 (Goodland, KS)

      Well, our trip is winding down. We left Vernal, Utah, this morning prepared (we hoped)to drive the 540 miles to Goodland, Kansas, approximately halfway to the end of our road trip. Rather than use my own directions, we put … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 13 (Vernal, UT)

     This is our last true day of sightseeing. We began the day with a lovely ride along Utah Rte 128, also known as the Centennial Highway from Moab to Interstate 70 near the Colorado state line. The road traverses the … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 12 (Moab)

        What a spectacular day!!! We toured both the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, both a short distance from Moab.       The Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands has much more … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 11 (Moab)

      Today we left Durango to head for Utah. On the way, we stopped at the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. This lesser known and less-visited section of the park has very little access for regular automobiles. But the … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 10 (Durango & Vicinity)

     Today was our best day of the trip so far. It was the most ambitious, the most scenic, and the most exciting.  Our initial goal was to drive the US Scenic Byway known as the San Juan Skyway, which … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 9 (Durango, CO)

     We left Tucumcari this morning and headed for Durango, Colorado, where we hope to drive the San Juan Skyway tomorrow. Our trip here brought us through Santa Fe, NM, a place that we loved when here in 2005. This … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 8 (Tucumcari, NM)

      This was strictly a driving day, a particularly long ride from Oklahoma City to Tucumcari, New Mexico. Why Tucumcari? We were faced with driving from OKC to Durango, Colorado, a distance of 840 miles over the course of two … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 7 (Oklahoma City)

    Today was primarily a driving day, but we planned to see the Oklahoma City sights in the afternoon so we left early from Branson. We arrived in OKC at about 2 PM and went first to the National Cowboy … Continue reading

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