We hit several Toll roads in Texas and Oklahoma. Can’t complain though because the roads are so nice and smooth! We stopped for fuel in Billings, OK. It was a FULL SERVICE station for big rigs and RVs. 👍🏽👍🏽 This guy, Jim, pumped our fuel AND cleaned our windows with such gusto and cheer!! What a wonderful world this would be if everyone was as happy and friendly as Jim to do their jobs.😁
I googled things to do in Wichita and saw this historical attraction that caught my eye; Keeper of the Trails monument. However, I noticed that they use Keeper of the Plains and Trail interchangeably. It is a park, lake and monument.
We enjoyed our time exploring the grounds of the Keeper of the Plains. Craig decided to take a drive thru downtown.
We had a good day exploring a small portion of Wichita, Kansas, but it’s time to move on. It is starting to get dark, so I am on the hunt for a place to spend the night.
I found one RV park within 30 minutes from our location, I called and they had space. When we arrived it was dark, desolate, and there was no camp host. There was one guy at the edge of the park who appeared to be a resident in a tent trailer, dismantling a car. There was a forest behind the park. The RV sites were unkept and uneven. We got an eerie feeling about that place, so we left. It was a little too far off in the boonies for our comfort. Back on the highway, I found another RV park about 30 minutes from from the creepy one. We are here at Four Aces RV Park, about 3 hours from the Colorado border.
All settled in for the night and hungry. Dinner tonight is a bowl of cereal. It is late. I am 😴 sleepy. Happy birthday to me. 🥰🧁🥂Until the morning.
It is a brisk 🌄 morning. I woke up about 8:30, got up and checked out the facility in the light of day. It is a nice RV park. The laundry room, showers and restrooms are VERY CLEAN, which isn’t always the case.
We shared a banana with peanut butter, which has been our go to on this trip. With the beds made, slide in, tanks dumped, we hit the road about 11:30 a.m.
Colorado bound on highway 50 (still in Kansas) some sights along the way.
Besides these sights, there are random homes here and there between the little towns that pepper the highway. Cimarron, the town we just drove thru, for example, has a population of just over 2,000. I counted about 8, maybe 10 blocks long with a Dollar Tree and Sonic on the side of the road among some other mom and pop type stores. Hum, I wonder what it is like growing up in small town America? 🤷🏽♀️
Random: Along the journey, besides cows 🐄 we have seen llama, alpaca, sheep, 🐐 goats, and a quail farm. Also, corn and wheat fields, along with other crops we were unable to identify. ⛽ GAS. We are LOVING the gas prices outside of CA. Texas had the lowest prices so far at $1.77 for diesel and $1.62 for regular unleaded. The average diesel prices we run into is from $1.90 to $2.25, which is still much better than CA!! More random info. Oklahoma and Kansas have fireworks stores and hugh warehouses along the highway. I wonder how their July 4th celebrations are?
It has been a LONG day driving. We had no particular destination in mind when we left Kansas, except to drive through Colorado, so I could check it off of my map as a state we have been to.😉 I know its cheating, we will really visit Colorado next year. Oh, we lost an hour driving from Colorado mountain time, to Oklahoma, Central time. These tume changes 🤪 Anyway we left Kansas earlier today, drove through Colorado, back down to Oklahoma, and now are spending the night in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Texas.
We were in FOUR states today. We are tired. Tomorrow, New Mexico. Good night.