2016 RV Trip travel blog

Dara Horse



Tuesday, May 3

Lynd repaired the electrical problems we encountered with the RV on Monday evening. We spent Tuesday morning with him doing that and me doing laundry. Now everything is fine once again, so we did some more exploring. We drove to the small Kansas town of Lindsborg, which is known here as "Little Sweeden". It is very picturesque, with brick streets and artwork decorating the sidewalks in front of local businesses. The town has "The Sweedish Pavilion" that was made in Sweeden and shipped to the US for the 1904 World's Fair held in St. Louis. After the fair was over, it was dismantled and shipped to Lindsborg and reassembled at Bethany College, a Private Luthern College. Later, it was put into the museum park where it still resides. We had a wonderful lunch at a local coffee shop and cafe on the downtown main street, which is brick, and then went into the visitors center and gift shop which displays and sells the Dara horses, which are Sweedish in origin, and are made here. Unfortunately, they are quite expensive. Lynd took multiple pictures of some of them so you can get an idea of what they look like.

Then we journeyed to Hutchinson, KS which host the Kansas State Fair each year. It also has the Cosmosphere. The is a museum that has the complete history of rocket science with amazing displays including the USS Endeavor (space shuttle), the black spy plane and many of the NASA modules including the lunar module and the moon rover. The history is traced from WWII in Germany with the V2 rockets used to bomb London all the way to the current projects of NASA. This is a place you could spend many hours, but we could only stay for several. We journeyed on to Hesston, KS which has Hesston College which started in 1909. It also has the Dyck Arboretum of The Plains. This was a beautiful walk with labeled trees, shrubs, flowers and was defined as a Prairie Garden. It was well worth the stop.

We returned to Salina via the Prairie Trail Scenic By-Way.

Wednesday morning we left Salina and headed to Colorado and stopped about an hour North of Denver. The RV Resort does not have a space long enough for us tonight, so we are dry-camping here in a space they do not usually use. We saw scattered mounds of snow on the sides of the interstate as we came into CO. They got snow this past weekend and this was the remaining bits. Tomorrow we are headed to Ft. Bridger, Wyoming which is almost in Utah. So, we have another long day of travel ahead of us. I am looking forward to some shorter travel days.

Take care. Hope each of you is well and having a good week.


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