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Ford County

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  • Day3

    Oklahoma to Kansas

    June 3, 2016 in the United States

    In Tulsa we saw a giant statue of a driller. He was so big that sitting on his shoe and looking up was scary! He was 76 feet tall! His hand was on an oil derrick. After we saw him, we drove to Wichita, KS. We had a picnic and walked around a beautiful park. We saw The Keeper of the Plains. There was also an Indian cultural center with a museum and gift shop. We saw flags from all of the different Indian tribes. The gift shop had many Indian items for sale made by Indians. They had a bow and arrow and instruments. I bought some earrings made by the Indian artists. They are blue with a black swirl and they are beautiful. In the park there were really cool rocks that we could climb on and we played American Ninja Warrior. The big statue was above us and it looked like an Indian. There was tribal music playing and cool things to learn about the Indians. The museum showed how Indians dressed. After that we drove to Dodge City, KS and had dinner in a train car. It was really fun. Our hotel had a swimming pool so we went swimming. It was a great day!Read more

  • Day12

    Get the heck into Dodge!

    May 2 in the United States

    We pulled into Gunsmoke RV Park inside Dodge City, Kansas right after 5 o’clock. Glad there are no more time changes on this trip; we were continually falling behind! The RV Park has an old-timey theme with cowboy era wagon wheels and farm equipment as well as all the building resembling an Old West main street (I’ll try to take a photo tomorrow).

    We wanted to see Dodge City itself, so we zoomed around Old Town and found it well-preserved and charming. Many of the original railroad buildings are still in use (repurposed as restaurants and shops), and the buildings and streets are OLD. In the 2nd to last picture you can see the street is ?original cobblestones with irregularities and humps in the pacing that comes with age and heavy usage.

    We are hoping tomorrow to get a chance to explore further before pushing on to Omaha.
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  • Day13

    Boot Hill Museum

    May 3 in the United States

    After taking in the outside of Old Main Street, we explored the displays inside. They had a general store, a saloon, pharmacy, barber’s shop, tons of displays with period rifles and handguns, and even a undertaker’s shop. All of the props on display were authentic and gave a very cool feel to the place.

  • Day12

    Gunsmoke RV Park

    May 2 in the United States

    Our RV Park was too cute! They had an old west theme going for them, with all the service buildings made up to be old west storefronts. We got a nice spot on the end where we were able to sit outside and watch the sunset and listen to the birds chirping. Spring has just sprung here!

    I loved the patriotic details on the RV that pulled in after us.

  • Day23

    Things are closer than they appear

    May 10, 2016 in the United States

    It's late afternoon, dry and dusty. I'd been workin' hard and lookin' forward to playin' hard.

    The town of Dodge City laid before me like a bright red apple on a tree, ready for picking. So I headed on down the main drag into town, my eye firmly on the watering holes along the small main street. That main drag, while small, what a place. Lots of saloons, barbershops, drug store & doctors, and even a place call a tonsulorium, whatever that is. The city must love to have the cowpokes come into town, 'cause that dang road, it was one way, straight into town. I guess they don't want those cowboys ta have no fights on the road, causing em to slow down or keep em from reachin' town.

    So there I was headed down that one way road, when the sheriff showed up right in front of me. Looking me right in the eyes. Was that Bat Masterson? or Wyatt Earp? Face to face with the baddest lawman in Dodge City. Mano a mano with legend! Dang! Quick as could be, I moved into the next street, figuring that a little sidestepping was better than spending the night in jail. But it turning that corner just made the problem worse. The sheriff followed me.

    Here I was, minding my own business, trying to give the good merchants of Dodge City my coins. And why would the marshal want to keep that from happening? Had he heard of my exploits from the last three weeks, from Montana (where I went 80 mph)?, from Wyoming (where I stopped on a bridge to take a picture)? Well, if the good marshal wanted to go man to man with me, then so be it.

    Well, having turned the corner and the marshal after me, I noticed that another citizen was in my face as well. What is it about this town? Why can't a good cowpoke just enjoy a nice quiet evening in town, handing over his hard earned currency to the entrepreneurs of the town?

    The moment of truth had arrived! I pulled over into the bank pull through exit and stopped. The marshal pulled in behind me with lights flashing. The flashing lights were nothing to the flashing anger and hate in his eyes. At that moment I know, this would be the day when history would be made. The last shoot out in Dodge City!

    The marshal got out of his car. I knew that tradition held that I should stay in my car until the end. He approached. I knew, as a saint knows, the perfect moment to make my move...

    "Officer, I am so confused. There was a one way street and then suddenly I was facing you. And then turned the corner and I was facing your posse."

    The marshal drawled, "Well, there was a one way street, but it turned two way. And everything downtown is two way. You better watch yourself pardner. The roads may be confusin', but that ain't no excuse for cruising through town on the wrong side of the street."

    Thus ends the saga of Gordon the Kid.
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  • Day24

    Wind

    May 11, 2016 in the United States

    We lost a little sleep last night. About 1:00 am the wind picked up. Gusts up to 60 mph. Electricity went out. The Geezer mobile was shaking rattling rolling. At one point I jerked upright to listen better. I thought the horn of the train passing might be the air raid siren they use to warn of tornados.

    This morning it's blustery and sunny. We're still heading for Oklahoma, hoping that tge weather sticks to the eastern side of the state as predicted.Read more

  • Day23

    Santa Fe trail tracks

    May 10, 2016 in the United States

    If you look REALLLLL hard, you can see a variation in vegetation suggesting two tracks going up the hill in the first photo. Well, how many of your treadmarks would still show after 150 years? It was still cool.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Ford County, مقاطعة فورد, Форд, ফোর্ড কাউন্টি, Condado de Ford, Fordi maakond, Ford konderria, شهرستان فورد، کانزاس, Comté de Ford, Ford megye, Ֆորդ շրջան, Contea di Ford, フォード郡, Ford Comitatus, Ford Kūn, Hrabstwo Ford, Comitatul Ford, Округ Форд, فورڈ کاؤنٹی، کنساس, Quận Ford, Condado han Ford, 福特縣

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