The next day we drove out of New Mexico on US 54 through Texas and
Oklahoma into Kansas. In Liberal we took a right and headed for
Dodge City. After setting up we went for a walk looking for a trail
that was in the planning stage. Meaning there was no linear trail
none the less we found a path along a dry river and walked about
three miles. On Wednesday we walked to the Dodge City visitors
center and then the walk of Fame. The walk through the downtown
section designed to revitalize down town really hasn’t but it’s was
interesting. There are both in ground plaques and statues most of
which were for the many TV and radios personalities associated with
portraying Dodge City’s history on on TV m or the movies.
And the Dentist and Gambler
It wouldn't be Dodge City without the longhorn and Cowboy that
made Dodge City famous
The next day we went to The boot hill museum a
cross between a museum and a theme park. Interesting history
followed by a mock gun fight. The bodies have all been moved and
re entered elsewhere but it really was a boot hill
We followed that up with the scenic trolly
ride which took us past the feed lot and old Fort Dodge which is
now the old soldiers home. I would have liked to tour the old fort
by foot but time and our plans didn’t allow.
The next day we hooked up and drove to Lawrence Kansas. By the
time we get anywhere it’s too hot to walk about 99. Walking is only
doable in the morning, which we did the next three mornings on the
Lawrence levee overlooking the flooded Kansas River. On the last
morning we payed for a late check out and went to a small breakfast
place just off the Levee called The Levee.
Then we drove the Independence, MO, Costco and
then to Concordia, MO for our Monday morning appointment to
have the hail damage on the trailer repaired at the Spacecraft
factory. On Tuesday we went back to the Belo Russian Baker for lunch
and then to Warrensburg to walk on the Spirit Trail. On Wednesday we
went looking for Willis Family trail in William Landahl Park in
Independance but couldn’t find it so we went to Blue Trace Trail
which we had walked on several times.
We followed this with Culver’s for fried cheese
curds and custard before returning to the factory.