"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

We’re not in Kansas, anymore!


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We departed the Kansas gathering around 9 AM on this past Sunday morning.  Traveled about six hours and found a nice COE campground on Mark Twain lake, near Hannibal, MO.

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Monday evening found us someplace in Northeast Indiana.  We did see the moon.

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Tuesday evening finds us here.

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Niagara Falls, New York.  Have heard about it since childhood.  Now I can say “been there, done that.”  Was probably a nice place to visit at one time.  Now, it strikes me as just another tourist trap. 

I do find myself feeling as if I’ve arrived in the Northeast.  Just as an arrival near the mountains of the West, we will now slow down our travels, and attempt to absorb the beauty we have only read about……jc


  1. You moved pretty fast there pardner. Enjoy, hope you get to see some color in them thar trees.

  2. Had you slowed down earlier, I might have caught up with you in MO in a few days.

    Funny you say that about Niagra Falls. I attended a Ranger talk in Yellowstone and the Ranger was discussing the importance of the NP system. He asked us to imagine if Yellowstone had not been protected and offered Niagra Falls as an example of how NOT to do things.

  3. Never have been to Niagara Falls and doubt I will ever get the cowboy there.

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  5. Wow...you didn't waste any time heading East...The Falls..I was there one time in the late '80's...I agree with your assessment....oh well...are you heading to Vermont or New Hampshire??...fall colors should start pretty soon??...Safe travels my friend, as I write this from Sand Island BLM CG, on the River... west of Bluff, Utah...Horst sends

  6. Mark Twain...our first stop of our journey! I was so tickled to read....Niagara Falls!!!!! Beautiful moon!

  7. Loved the moon photo....I need to learn night photos! We saw it the same night as it came up over a lake..big and orange!
    Never been to Niagara....may not need to after the comments.
    We know a nice campground on the ocean just 7 miles from the LL Bean flagship store in Freeport Maine. Let me know if you need a name. We have also camped at Cobscook Bay State Park....but it is almost in Canada. Looking forward to hearing about your trip!


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