Monthly Archives: April 2010

April 29-30, 2010 – Jack and Kathy Kelly’s, Lexington, KY

We had a great time with Jack and Kathy.   Of course, when we first met, I, as the older cousin and had to check up on him.   They gave us a whirlwind tour of the Lexington area.  Highlights were … Continue reading

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APRIL 28, 2010 – Cave City, KY to Lexington, KY

We awoke to a thick fog which burned off by the time we got on the road.  Our first stop was Mammoth Caves.  Enroute we apparently went back in time passing   Unfortunately, the tours we hoped to take were … Continue reading

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April 27, 2010 – A Directionally-Imparied Duo

We got on the road early, hit the grocery store and made another gas station’s day!   As a omen of things to come, we managed to take a 5 mile circuitous route to go one mile (had we stayed … Continue reading

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April 27, 2010 – Missouri

Today turned out to be our longest [and least interesting] day on the road, clocking more than 360 miles while taking close to 7 hours to travel from Overland Park, Kansas to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Due to an overcast sky … Continue reading

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April 24-25, 2010 – Overland Park, Kansas

It was a very special weekend!  Debbie and I were able to meet and spend some time with eight nieces and nephews whom I’d never met and the only three of whom Debbie had last seen at their Uncle Brett’s … Continue reading

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April 23, 2010 – Still Heading East on US Route 50, Kansas

We woke to a crystal clear sky, the threatening skies of the past forty-eight hours gone!  Continuing our drive east along US Route 50 … the Santa Fe Trail … (which we’d initially picked up in La Junta, CO), we … Continue reading

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April 22, 2010 – Route 50 Across Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas

Last night we were treated to a series of weather alerts on television, all just to our west and centered over the town where we’d originally planned to stay.  About bedtime, however, the sky was bright with lightening ground strikes … Continue reading

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April 21, 2010 – Taos, NM to Lamar, CO

We left Taos and drove the westerly sector of the “Enchanted Circle” through the eastern section of Carson National Forest … and again topping out over 10,000′.  Driving through the pine forests, some 2-3 feet deep in snow, you could … Continue reading

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April 20 , 2010 – Drive Across the Carson National Forest to Taos, NM

Today, we headed out from Cortez, CO for Taos, NM.  The drive through Durango and south into Tierra Amarilla, NM was through mostly cattle and horse country with many large ranches on either side of the valleys we went through.  … Continue reading

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April 19, 2010 – Mesa Verde

Although only 8 miles from our campground to the turn-off to Mesa Verde, there is a twenty mile, drive to the Visitor’s Center which climbs 4,000′ from the valley floor to the crest of the mesa.  Due to ongoing construction, … Continue reading

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