May 15, 2006
Jun 05, 2006
Today, we left St. Louis and headed for Windom, Kansas. It is getting flatter. It is mainly grazing land for cattle presently. You can see that the soil is thin with rock right underneath it as you drive down the interstate. We went through Kansas City and kept heading west. The speed limits out here are a lot different than in New England. It's 70 on the Interstate and 65 on one land roads. Roads are really straight with little traffic and very flat as you head west. Lots of wheat fields. The roads are set up in square mile blocks with many not even paved. What stinks is that as it gets later in the day, the sun gets in your face as you drive west, meaning it gets quite warm in the front of the camper. We arrived in Windom, Kansas around 9 at night local time. Population 128 with lots of cats and some dogs. I can't help but laugh at the situation because it is an unincorporated city. It has a city council, mayor, park, police and fire, school, and they refer to main street as downtown when it is a rocks throw from anything in town.