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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 24th Jun 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 69-Hot in Dodge City, KS

Really hot today, got to 108 and was still 107 at 8:30PM. We drove 323 miles in 7-1/2 hours but we lost an hour when we crossed into Central Time in Kendall, KS.
Drove the entire way on state route 50, going through small towns down to 35 MPH. Passed cattle farms (never saw , or smelled, so many cows in one place), grasslands, ranches, wheat, corn, hay, alfalfa, oil rigs, huge grain storage “co-ops”, the entire road a flat, straight road, actually very easy driving for Harry after the mountains and twists and turns we’ve done lately.
Got to campground about 6PM, had dinner (leftover chili from the other night, what an easy meal that was!) then drove into Dodge City for the gunfight (I think the same gunslingers were killed in this gunfight as in Tombstone) and walked through town, a replica of the old Dodge City from 1872. They have a museum and can-can dancer show but we were late for that and it was too touristy anyway. Interesting history, though, it was really a lawless town for a while, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday all came here to clean it up, and the number of longhorn cattle that passed through here was awesome.
Stopped in Dodge City Ice Cream to cool off where there was a big neon sign across the street screaming “107 Degrees”, then filled up with gas, came back to the campground and decided to leave tomorrow for Wichita and beyond.



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