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Old 05-31-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hopefully everything will work out for us to make a run from Mississippi to the mountains, it's been 3 years since the last time and we are getting a twitch.

Last minute tasks included changing shocks on the truck. Wrong shocks arrived so a simple 1 afternoon task took 3 days.

I had to mow the lawn, mower had a dead battery. I forgot that I loaded up the jump start battery already so a :45 task took 2 hours.

Never got around to washing the camper so at least I cleaned the solar panels. This will be a test of our Battle Born lithium since we try to camp with no hookups.

We will post photos so come along for the ride.
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:26 PM   #2
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We love the mountains. It means no AC needed as long as you stay above 3,000 ft. Where are you going?

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Old 06-01-2019, 07:21 PM   #3
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We love the mountains. It means no AC needed as long as you stay above 3,000 ft. Where are you going?

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Successful first day on the road. 500 miles and We are camped at a small forest service camp just south of Rolla MO. Nice stream and natural springs. We got an early morning start thanks to a full blown cat fight at 5:15 this morning. Our big tabby was in a fur flying fit with a neighbors cat. Much more effective than a radio alarm clock at getting us awake.
Luckily our ac fan will drown out the other campers, it sounds to be a late night of 'whooo hooo's" as we call them. Tired and going to be an early night for us. Hope to post photos tomorrow.
Probably going to turn west and head for Wyoming.
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:35 PM   #4
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Sounds like fun. Swing down to Ruidoso NM in a couple of weeks and weíll discuss ASís. Be safe.
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:22 PM   #5
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Be aware that pretty much every waterway in the state of Kansas between Manhattan and Kansas City is experiencing flooding.

You may wish to double check your intended stops. Many campgrounds are closed.

Weston Bend (Missouri) state park just north of Kansas City is open, and lovely.

Also not a bad idea to look over the KDOT website. Interstate I-29 between Omaha and Kansas City is currently closed in some stretches.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:03 AM   #6
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Sounds like fun. Swing down to Ruidoso NM in a couple of weeks and weíll discuss ASís. Be safe.


We could compare scars from rebuilding '55 Flying Clouds!
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Be aware that pretty much every waterway in the state of Kansas between Manhattan and Kansas City is experiencing flooding.

You may wish to double check your intended stops. Many campgrounds are closed.

Weston Bend (Missouri) state park just north of Kansas City is open, and lovely.

Also not a bad idea to look over the KDOT website. Interstate I-29 between Omaha and Kansas City is currently closed in some stretches.


Thanks for the heads up. We have been monitoring road closures, until yesterday hwy 36 across MO was closed west of 63. It's open today so that looks to be our path west. We hope to make it to North Central Kansas today and find a campsite. Still kind of dragging from yesterday's slog, it's tempting to pay another $7.50 and just stay here another night.
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Today we continued up 63 thru Missouri to hwy 36. 63 is a nice winding road with a few very pretty towns. Once on 36 the flooding was evident. 5 or so miles were still covered with dirt after the water dropped. Very little traffic until we crossed into Kansas and then it was bumper to bumper for mile after mile. Everyone was diverted to 36 from closed roads. Once they could peel off and head north into Nebraska and back to the interstate the road became empty, the way I recall from years ago traveling the same route. Parked at a small city park in Belleville KS for the night. Full hookups for $20
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All the way across Kansas on state roads. Into Colorado and Nebraska with a welcome into Wyoming with a Cheyenne thunderstorm. Camped at 8300 ft in Vedauwoo. Gonna stay here for a couple of days.
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Nice looking tow rig.
Nice place to stay for a couple days.

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All the way across Kansas on state roads. Into Colorado and Nebraska with a welcome into Wyoming with a Cheyenne thunderstorm. Camped at 8300 ft in Vedauwoo. Gonna stay here for a couple of days.
Nice!! What a great way to beat the Mississippi summer heat!!
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Nice!! What a great way to beat the Mississippi summer heat!!


Yup. Today we had sleet.

Beautiful morning, spent most of the day lounging and doing nothing. About 3:00 the clouds rolled with light rain and ice!
After that foolishness we bundled up and did some rock walking. I'm not even going to pretend it was climbing. Now the sun is out and we are once again lounging.
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Beautiful and sleet.......96į in south Mississippi today and no sleet 🥵
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