The adventures of Pioneer Girl travelling with enthusiastic Camper Barn Owl Guy

Started as a blog about my trip from Pittsburgh to California in a Ford Pickup, hauling a 30' refurbed trailer/camper. Ah, California Dreaming, 'n all that. Found that adventures can be long distance or in your own neighborhood... I look for my own twist on local sites, don't take the known for granted...and always find something new. It's easy, just open your eyes..

Monday, October 25, 2010

Plaines and Prairies

Good Morning, O Pioneers!  Today is Monday, October 25, 2010.  GPS coordinates track at Russell, Kansas.We had a hell of a time with time zones yesterday as we travelled wended our way across the rolling, rolling prairies of Indiana through Terre Haute (which means High Land)  across flat and monotonous Illinois,

Missouri and the plateaus of the Ozark Mountains was interesting.  As we entered Missouri (means River of the Big Canoes) and crossed the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri , our conversation went to Mark Twain and Steamboats. I missed a good photo of the Mississippi, darn it.  Then we crossed the Missouri River.  The confluence of the Missisisippi and the Missouri is near there somewhere, wish I had seen it. 

I was alwa;ys fascinated with that area and the Lousiana Purchase period in history for some strange reason.  I used to liken myself to either Lewis or Clark, or both.  Just the whole fur trapping thing (which I am against now anyway but that is neither here nor there), just what happened then.  Oh, Did not get to see the arches of St. Louis, we passed north of them.

Beelined straight to Kansas, Baby, and here is my picture of amazing Kansas.  I call this picture (in the spirit of my double titles, Windows and Windows.  Know why?!!  It was taken from the WINDOW of the truck and it looks like the startup screen for WINDOWS operating system.  haha  Kansas City through Topeka and killed ourselves to get this far, set up camp at night.  Always fun.

Having coffee in our little home in a darling campsite here in Russell, watching the little wild feral cats run around outside the window, and Barn Owl Camper Guy is out getting us ready to go.  He's going to be pushing me soon, and I need a shower bad!  Heading across the western Plaines (Great Plaines?) of Kansas soon.   We need to decide if we are going the Northern or Southern route now as heard there may be some snow in Colorado mountains. 

I really wanted to camp in Wyoming tonight, was hoping to hang out in a saloon  somewhere and actually talk to the locals, which I always loved to do.  so far, we've just been highway driving.   Been thinking bout a pair of red cowboy boots I saw a billboard for along 70West at Boot City. THAT would make an impression on those locals!

So once again, today my life is a highway.....but i am walking on sunshine.!   HAHA.  Barn Owl Camper Guy thinks i'm corny.

Over and out, xoxo  Pioneer Girl.    oh, saw a sign (okay another corny highway sign),says Peace on the Highway, friends.   (and thanks for reading my ramblings, if you are:)  The Prairies await.

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