Saturday, October 1, 2016

From Fishing Lake to Peculiar Park, Flashback to Retirement

KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE AND WILDLIFE AREA

We both agree that our night stop at the Kansas Fishing Lake (KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE AND WILDLIFE AREA) was the BEST nature camping that we have experienced since getting back to the lower 48 after our trip to Alaska and back.  We both had a good nights sleep, but had to hit the road bright and early to get to the Peculiar RV Park in Peculiar Missouri.  When I awoke to take the dogs out, just had to get some pictures of the mist over the Kingman Lake.

KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE AND WILDLIFE AREA     KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE AND WILDLIFE AREA
KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE AND WILDLIFE AREA

Sure was a nice nights sleep…great place.

Kansas Highway US 54/400 just east of Pratt, Kansas

This is just to show that yes, we do get up at the crack of dawn sometimes…

Kansas Highway US 54/400 just east of Pratt, Kansas

The mist was all around this area, but the road was free from it.

Kansas Farm Land, east of Pratt, west of Wichita     Kansas Farm Land, east of Pratt, west of Wichita

I told Marcia that she had to get a few pictures of the farm land…and these two are them.  On difference between what you see here and what we saw from Tucumcari to here is that there are more areas of trees around this part of Kansas than what we saw in Northeast New Mexico, the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and the southern area of Kansas that we traveled through earlier in the week.

October 2012, Dave Burdick Watson Chapel Library, Michael, Ryan and Stephanie Burdick 

The visit with my three kids over the past month was real nice.  Michael (and his girlfriend Anna) in Berkeley a few weeks ago, Stephanie in Provo last week, and Ryan in Kansas City area the past two days.  Above is a picture taken in October 2012 in the Dave Burdick Watson Chapel Library as my 22 year career in the Public Library field came to a close.  Can’t say that our travels laid before us, because this was after our first summer out on the road while I was technically still employed by the Library through September.  The blog about this last library event for me can be found here.   Tomorrow we head back to Arkansas…Fort Smith area first, then a medical check-up in Little Rock mid-week.  Looking forward to seeing more friends and family over the next few days.

4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful lake .... I could stay there for a month or two!

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    1. We did not want to leave...I hate time tables like we are on right now, but have to get to that yearly doctor's check up.

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  2. Your pictures of the lake look like watercolor paintings. So pretty. I'll keep this place in mind in case we ever get back to Kansas.

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    1. I guess Kansas has a number of these "Fishing Lakes", I think we hit a good one, that's for sure. And it is a perfect distance from Kansas City, where my son still has two full years of Chiropractic School.

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