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North America » United States » Kansas » Larned June 28th 2018

Similar to the last few days, I was on the road at Sunrise to try and beat the wind and heat. I managed to do that for the first half of the ride but about 8:30 am the winds started back up and I fought a 20 knot crosswind for the remainder of the day. Yesterday it seemed that the geography had changed to more sheltered roads but today was a regression back to grasslands. There was nothing but wide open space and one could see for miles down the road. The ride stayed on the same highway for 48 miles. It was flat as could be all the way to Larned, Kansas Larned, began when the Santa Fe Trail was active in the early 19th Century. Fort Larned was built here to provide shelter and ... read more
Arkansas River
Can’t get any flatter than this!
I say some Oil derricks along the way!

North America » United States » Kansas » Larned July 6th 2008

Editors note: I have one more travel blog entry from Vietnam to write called the” Library System of Vietnam. It will be a long blog probably done in several installments. I am not through writing it and I am home, enjoying my place in this wonderful land, Larned (my home town), Kansas in the good old USA. The following blog is on the 4th of July Celebration in Larned at the home of Clark and Judy Redding. These kinds of celebrations happen all over the United States. Family and friends get together in backyards and enjoy an evening of friendship and family. Clark in a very special way gives a speech every year at this event on what it means to be an American. Clark's speech, good food, special surroundings, family and friends make this a ... read more
Jack, on right with cane
The Picnic
The event

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