Day 15 – Hays, Kansas

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

More flat terrain greeted me as I left Limon Colorado. It was so flat that I could almost see South Dakota to the north, Missouri to the east and Texas to the south.

I lost an hour as I crossed into Kansas and entered the Central Time Zone. I rode for several hours before stopping in Hays, Kansas for gas and something to eat. At the gas station, I noticed the Ramada Inn, next to it, advertising $49.99/ room/night, so I decided to stay there. I only have a 3 hour ride left to get to Wichita and the weather prediction for tomorrow is warm and sunny.

In viewing the vast crop fields along the highway, they are green but the stunted crop growth would suggest that they could use some water. I haven’t seen many trees in Kansas, just miles of field crops.

Wednesday, I will be going to Wichita to attend a meeting on Thursday, before heading home.

Day 14 – Leaving the Rockies

Monday, June 17, 2013

It was with mixed feelings that I packed up my tent and belongings left the peace and serenity of the Rocky Mountains, but it’s time to go home. Maybe its because there are no mountains where I live, that I enjoy them so much.

I grabbed a quick ‘ brunch ‘ before I left Estes Park and then meandered through the Rocky Mountains, one more time.

I passed through Denver and the landscape became flat. It reminded me of the Canadian prairies, where you can see for miles, quite a contrast from the mountains I had just left. I stopped in Limon, Colorado and spent part of the afternoon cleaning up, my motorcycle and myself.