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07-16-2018, 06:45 AM - 2 Likes   #51916
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I let her breathe on I-70 through Kansas.
No offense to the sly fox, but the faster you can get through Kansas the better.
There's a gazillion wind turbines to look at though in the western half.

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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
No offense to the sly fox, but the faster you can get through Kansas the better.
There's a gazillion wind turbines to look at though in the western half.
there are lots of places where folks go quickly through

it all depends on what you are looking for and what you want to do

some times in doing so they miss a lot

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa are some states that come quickly to my mind

the interstate system started the trend and it has only gotten worse since its inception

If your town did not get an off ramp, time for the local businesses to start to die

of course with the internet, you can do your " due diligence " and find almost anything you wish to see on your route

if you really want to that is
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Mrs Bob is going to the Muny (outdoor theater) again tonight to see the Jersey Boys.
She went Saturday night, half way through the skies opened up, and the show canceled.
Rain checks were issued.

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Illinois, Indiana, Iowa are some states that come quickly to my mind
I agree, but they are not so wide east/west.
Colorado is just as boring, maybe more so, until you hit the Rockies.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
Mrs Bob is going to the Muny (outdoor theater) again tonight to see the Jersey Boys.
She went Saturday night, half way through the skies opened up, and the show canceled.
Rain checks were issued.
but no umbrellas ??

I always worry about going to out of town events which are not " protected " for weather

rain out MLB ball games for example

rain checks just mean ADDITIONAL expense for travel, food and possible hotel expenses, better to cut your losses in a lot of cases

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I agree, but they are not so wide east/west.
Colorado is just as boring, maybe more so, until you hit the Rockies.
Ahh yes, I could spend months touring through all the mountain roads
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
No offense to the sly fox, but the faster you can get through Kansas the better.
There's a gazillion wind turbines to look at though in the western half.
QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
there are lots of places where folks go quickly through

it all depends on what you are looking for and what you want to do

some times in doing so they miss a lot

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa are some states that come quickly to my mind

the interstate system started the trend and it has only gotten worse since its inception

If your town did not get an off ramp, time for the local businesses to start to die

of course with the internet, you can do your " due diligence " and find almost anything you wish to see on your route

if you really want to that is
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta (until you hit the Rockies)

That said, all these places have hidden gems that are worthwhile making a detour for if you know where to look and have the time to do it.

We lucked out last year and camped here....an oasis in the prairies

Escape to the Cypress Hills

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[ just noted that I made my " average " posts, need to keep posting since I am not fond of averaging in the 13 post level ]

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but no umbrellas ??
Mrs Bob and friends always go prepared.
The Boys too:
Jersey Boys singing in the rain at The Muny during rained-out show | FOX2now.com
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I agree, but they are not so wide east/west.
Colorado is just as boring, maybe more so, until you hit the Rockies.
Kansas is very rectangular

The total land area covered by the state of Kansas measures 213,096 square kilometers or 82,277 square miles. Its width measures 645 kilometers or 417 miles, while its length is 340 kilometers or 211 miles. Mount Sunflower is the highest point, which measures 1,232 meters or 4,039 feet high.

East to West 417 miles

North to South 211

quite different from the irregular shape of Iillnois where I grew up:

Whereas, its northern boundary and much of its eastern boundary are straight survey (longitudinal and latitudinal) lines. Illinois has a maximum north-south distance of 390 miles (630 km) and 210 miles (340 km) east-west. Its total area is 57,918 square miles (150,010 km2).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
Kansas is very rectangular

The total land area covered by the state of Kansas measures 213,096 square kilometers or 82,277 square miles. Its width measures 645 kilometers or 417 miles, while its length is 340 kilometers or 211 miles. Mount Sunflower is the highest point, which measures 1,232 meters or 4,039 feet high.

East to West 417 miles

North to South 211

quite different from the irregular shape of Iillnois where I grew up:

Whereas, its northern boundary and much of its eastern boundary are straight survey (longitudinal and latitudinal) lines. Illinois has a maximum north-south distance of 390 miles (630 km) and 210 miles (340 km) east-west. Its total area is 57,918 square miles (150,010 km2).
So if you were to suggest one place in Kansas that should not be missed while driving through; what would it be?
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The widest state east/west?
Hawaii, 1.500 miles.
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So if you were to suggest one place in Kansas that should not be missed while driving through; what would it be?
Topeka!
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