Decided to route my drive using secondary roads instead of interstates.... I absolutely love driving through rural America and the small dwindling towns. Seeing the architecture of buildings, town homes, farms and seeing farmers out in the fields working. Just a good feelings seeing all this as I drive.
Drove through the towns of Kit Carson and Oakley (named for Annie Oakley). It was dark for Oakley so no pictures. Kansas is flat, no trees, miles and miles of farm land and HOT.
Drove through West Virginia and the mountains are so small as I compared them to the ones I've seen in Colorado. The tree line goes all the way to the top of the mountains and looking at them in the distant reminded me of clumps of broccoli.
Arrived at my place in Lizard Lick and will stay here for about 3 weeks or so before heading on home to Florida. Gonna do some figuring and see what this Alaskan Adventure cost and will post.
|View from road south of Moab, Utah|
|Sign says it all|
|Kit Carson -- 152.7 miles to Denver and 505 miles to Kansas City ( in case you can't read it on the sign)|
|Kit Carson Museum|
|Downtown Historic District (and pretty much dead area)|
|In case you didn't know who Kit Carson was|
|Stopped at this neat road side memorial honoring General George Custer and William Comstock|
|First church in Fort Wallace -- both families of Custer and Comstock were members.|
|I love the detailed workmanship of this statue.... wish the photograph showed how well it was crafted (William Comstock)|
|Sign about Fort Wallace|