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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 19th Jun 2013 - Summer 2013
Day 14-June 19, 2013-We're not in Kansas anymore!

Day 14-June 19, 2013-We’re not in Kansas anymore!
Day started cloudy but the sun came out about 1PM, about 80-83, very windy!
We drove 235 miles in 5-1/4 hours to Seibert, CO just over the CO border. Stayed on I-70 the entire trip so we made good time plus we gained an hour going into Mountain Time so we stopped early-about 2:30. Scenery was mostly wheat fields with a few corn fields here and there but most of the corn fields looked abandoned and some had oil drilling equipment in the middle of them-guess there’s more money in oil than corn. Went through a few small towns, Hays, WaKeeney, Oakley, Colby, all with the same chain hotels, stores, fast food places, gas stations, we could be in Anywhere, USA. Started to notice we’re going up in elevation and by the time we stopped we’re at almost 5000’. Stopped at the CO Visitor Center and got some info about what to see and do in Colorado. We’re at a small campground in Seibert, CO just for the night heading to Canon City, CO tomorrow to see my sister. It’s extremely windy here, I went outside to read and got buffeted all over. I came in after about 20 minutes. Really cooled down at night.
One of the fires in Colorado was at Royal Gorge in Canon City last week and Sharon said it’s still smoky there but the fires have been put out. Also said they think an arsonist set the fires. I called the campgrounds to see if they’re open and they all said they are open but it’s like a ghost town. Sharon said 48 of the 52 buildings at Royal Gorge burned, the bridge lost 29 slats, the incline railway is gone as is the carousel. I’m glad we got to see it two years ago when we were there.

Next: Day 15-June 20, 2013-Canon City,CO
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