Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Summer 2010 Grand Tour Day 7

Emporia KS to Raton NM Log 411 Miles, 2042 Miles Total.

After restocking a few supplies at our SuperWally overnight stop, we continue our Westward journey.  Plenty of rain has swollen the rivers and streams to flood stage and beyond in Missouri and other states along the Mississippi River.

Appropriate to the Independence Day weekend, we pass through many "Amber Waves of Grain".

Today we also follow parts of a motorcycle trip taken by Herb and Sam several years ago passing through Dodge City and SE Colorado.  The Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands are Located in this area.  Pretty wide open spaces.  We see many signs posted along the way stating that this property is  NOT for sale to the Army.  Interesting, wonder what that is all about.  As we travel, the elevation rises to over 3500 feet.  We do not really notice that we are continually climbing.

SE Colorado is pretty desolate, so we motor along a little further than we like.  We gain an hour as we change time zones, so it all works out.  We find a full hookup facility in Raton, NM to catch up on laundry and empty and refill our tanks.

Tomorrow a short day to Angel Fire to visit our friends Joe and Pearl.  As usual more pictures are here.

Walldog, Willie and Jake

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