Monday, September 12, 2016

A Driving Day Into Colorado!

After a quick breakfast and with very little to do in preparation for leaving, we left the CG at 7:45 and were on our way to Seibert, Colorado!

We did all of our driving on I-70 and it was not a very busy section of highway.   I had a great chat with Doloris and left a message for Jamie.  The drive went smoothly, only stopping at 2 rest stops and for gas when we got with a 1/2 mile of the CG.  We did make an unplanned stop at Goodland, Kansas to tour their local High Plains Museum.  It was a small museum, but well done.  It has a replica of the 1st helicopter to take flight.  Fascinating!

This is exact replica of America's 1st helicopter that actually flew!

An early electric car!

Bison, not a buffalo!

An interesting story about the Ohio Rain Wizard!

This huge copy of Van Gogh's Sunflower
Picture is outside of the museum.  Kansas is
known as the Sunflower State, so this is
very appropriate!

The drive in Kansas today was just like I remembered when we did a road trip to this area in 2008.  Lots of wind turbines, sorghum fields, cattle, grain silos, and oil pump jacks.  It always seems like a very long drive across Kansas!  I am amazed that Dorothy clicked her red shoes to go back to Kansas - Really?????

We passed lots of wind turbines.

Fields of sorghum used mostly for feed.

More sorghum!

Plenty of cattle fields!

Grain silo bins are big business here in Kansas!

Oil pumping jacks have made lots of people wealthy in

They need lots of feed for all the cattle!

We arrived at Shady Groves CG in Seibert, Colorado at 2:15 (but we had changed from Central to Mountain Time) during this part of our trip.  Let me tell you, this area is definitely an overnight stay and not a destination.  The CG has nice level sites with full hook-ups and even good air wave TV (no cable in the area) and only about 25 or 30 sites.  The "town" of Seibert is almost non-existent!  There is a post office and a small grocery store, but the streets are gravel and the whole town has a population of under 150.  The biggest thing here is the grain mill with its huge silos.  In July there was 2.5 million bushels of wheat stored in these silos!  We did take a walk around the area to check out the thriving metropolis!

This is what you need to store 2.4 million bushels of wheat!

Seibert is definitely like a ghost town!

Looks like this was the bar in Seibert, but not anymore!

We took time to look over some information we picked up at the Colorado's Visitor Center, but really can't make too many plans until we talk to the service tech at Lazydays in Loveland. After dinner and clean-up I downloaded photos and did this blog.  Ken did a post on Facebook.  We watched American Ninja Warrior and I had a nice chat with my sister.  Tey left Sea Pines this evening to head back home.

Tomorrow we head to Loveland just North of Denver!

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