Sunday, September 22, 2013

DAY 26

Day 26 Sunday September 22, 2013

Kansas. Today we completed our west to east journey across the state. Yesterday we experienced the western side where we saw the Rocky Mountains fade in the rearview mirror as the terrain flattened out into the high plains, all the way to Hays, KS.

We were up and out on the road by 9:30 this morning and the scenery remained the same for about a hundred miles or so, then almost imperceptibly the land started to roll. Like a sailor watching the sea swells growing in the ocean, the rollers became hills and valleys. Up a hill and down into valley, cross a small stream and up another hill.  I must say it was a lot more interesting then yesterday.

In Topeka I-70 becomes part of the Kansas Turnpike and continues as such until the Missouri border. A word of caution, if you’re navigating with a Garmin GPS and it tells you to turn at exit 197 and at exit 202, don’t do it. Just keep following the St. Louis signs.

Traffic through Kansas City, both KS and MO was fairly dense.

Tonight we repeat our lodging from Day 4, The Drury Inn in Independence, MO, one of the nicer places along the way. It’s the home of the 5:30 Kickback, cocktails in the lounge. Hey, it’s almost 5:30 now. Gotta go.

No photos today.

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