Yes we finally picked up our rig and hit the road. I don't know who was happier, Joe and I or Leo. No more hiding for him and we get to sleep in our own bed. Yeah!
So we are getting out of Missouri and going to Dodge City. Which we found out is just another tourist trap. Of course we enjoyed looking around the town and walking the trail of fame. Which have stars in the ground with peoples name in them. Like the stars in Hollywood.
Here is a picture of boot hill.
Here is Joe on the train going to no where.
The Santa Fe Trails, they say are from back in the pioneer days when settlers crossed Kansas in their wagons.
Sure was a ruff way to go. And cold. Out in the open with no shelters except their wagons. We have it so easy now adays. I am so thankful for all that I have. I am blessed.
We did find a park right inside of Dodge City and it was ok. We saw a really neat motor home that parked right in front of us. It is a 1965 Auro van. It was so low to the ground and of course it was made way before leveling jacks, so the guy had to pull up on boards to level it. Love seeing stuff like this on the road.
It was drizzling rain in Dodge City so we decided to just head on toward Colorado. We stopped in La Junta Colorado for the night. We called Brenda and Roger and made plans to meet them today for lunch. Joe called Jim and Bobbie and they will be meeting us also.
We meet up with everyone in Fort Farland Oklahoma.
Here is our welcoming committee.
Roger and Brenda Cyrus
Jim and Bobbie Chapman
We all had lunch together and enjoyed the food and the friends. When we left there we decided to go to Southfork Colorado, where Jim and Bobbie are staying. Jim said he would throw some ribs on the grill and we would have a cook out this evening. Now you know me and BarBQ. I can not hardly turn that down.
So we pulled in and got all set up and headed over to the Chapmans for the cook out. The sun was shining and everyone one was enjoying sitting outside.
Then here comes these dark clouds and it starts to thunder and lightning. When the first drops started to fall we thought they were awfully loud. Well it turned out to be hail. Yes you heard right it was HAIL.
Thank goodness Rich and Terry had a room that we were able to use. So we just moved the cook out inside. We all had a great time. As always the food was great and the company even better. Thanks to our host and hostess for the wonderful meal.
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