Saturday, August 27, 2016

2016 Epic Road Trip - Day 103

Day 103

Aug 24, 2016

Fort Larned, KS was the destination today.  This was a fort built back in the late 1800s to protect the Santa Fe Trail, which carried millions of dollars of goods between Santa Fe and Independence, MO.  This fort was built without walls, an unusual design back in those days.  The acquisition of lands resulting from the war with Mexico and the gold rushes added to the traffic on the route.

After this it was washing day for the rv.  I had more yellow moths smashed on the front of the RV than could fit.  And it was another spa day for Ryder.  Back in Fairbanks in early July, the groomer had taken very little length off her fur, and it was getting pretty messy.  Now she’s clean and half the pup she used to be.

Horrific thunderstorm at night; pup was scared of the lightening and the sounds of thunder.  However, I was only 50 feet from an underground storm shelter, so I knew we could make it, if needed. You know you are in the plains when the campground management tells you where the storm shelter is first and then says how much the campground costs for the

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