Missouri to Kansas to Colorado

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May 27 – Arrow Rock State Park, Missouri

May 28 – Milford State Park, Milford, KS

May 29 – Limon, CO KOA

The past few days has brought us through Missouri and Kansas. We have had thunder showers mostly at night with good driving during the day. Arrow Rock State Park was a small park but there were some trails to walk around. Not much animal life although we did see  a turtle with a bright yellow head (no camera, of course). We walked to Big Soldier Lake which we wouldn’t even consider it to be a small pond although there were some people fishing there.

There are a ton of state parks in Kansas and we stayed at Milford State Park on Thursday evening. There was a fishing tournament and our campsite was close to the marina. We were able to watch all the boats coming in to weigh their fish. The tournament continued on Friday with the shooting of the gun at 7 am and the singing of the national anthem for the start of the day. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain and we felt bad for all the people going out on their boats. It must be worth it as the grand prize was $30,000 and the 5th place was $15,000. All they fisherman had to do was put their boat right by our campsite as we watched the fish jumping all evening long.

Friday we planned on staying in Goodland, KS but the site we stopped at was so bad John said he would drive another 2 hours to Limon, CO. This is the first night we have stayed at a public campground. Not our favorite place right off the interstate, but we had a shower in a highly rated bathroom  and even had great Internet access.

After Missouri our GPS would not work. After calling Garmin, they told me we had only service up to Missouri and I needed an additional memory card and had to download the maps for the rest of the country. Of course we forgot the cord for the GPS so after buying a new cord and a card, we were able to download what we needed. If we want Canada, we would need to pay more for that. I did okay for two days doing the navigating from maps but certainly prefer the backup of having the GPS as well. We are set to go now.

Saturday will bring us into Rocky Mountain National Park for a few days.

Animal Sightings: turtle (bright yellow head), male and female cardinal, heron, fish (splashing in water), nasty flies that like to bite, cows, horses, hawks, 60-70 bison, rabbits.

Big Soldier Lake, Missouri
Big Soldier Lake, Missouri
Wildlife in Limon
Wildlife in Limon
Limon, CO campsite with highway in background.
Limon, CO campsite with highway in background.
Clouds on our way to Colorado
Clouds on our way to Colorado
Boats lining up to get their fish weighed
Boats lining up to get their fish weighed
Heron at Milford Lake
Heron at Milford Lake
Milford Lake campsite taken from Marina
Milford Lake campsite taken from Marina
Mickey on the Rocks at Milford State Park
Mickey on the Rocks at Milford State Park
View of Kansas from truck
View of Kansas from truck
Arrow Rock Campsite
Arrow Rock Campsite
Going over St. Louis bridge.
Going over St. Louis bridge.