We left the RV park in Wichita mid morning… Did I mention it was hot and humid?
But Kansas is beautiful everywhere we look…
Finally we crossed the wide Missouri…
Missouri is not all that different than Kansas…
At the appointed hour we arrived at our rendezvous point for the caravan: The Pont Express RV Park, outside Maysville, MO. We are about 30 miles east of St. Joseph, which is on the border with Kansas, on the Missouri River. While most of the wagon trains left from Independence, MO, many did leave from St. Joseph. However, the Pony Express was headquartered in St. Joseph, and all the west-bound riders left from St. Joseph. A we soon discovered, the Pony Express and the Oregon trail follow pretty much the same route from Missouri across Kansas and Nebraska…
This is a very nice park, with fishing lakes, farm animals, and lots of open space…
The only downside is that they parked all of us at the bottom of the hill, where it is hotter, more humid, and there is no satellite TV service!
We met the caravan leaders and received our caravan books; we have 21 Airstreams, including the two leaders. As usual, there are many from Texas, Florida, and South Caroline, only one from Israel, and even two from Missouri!
Since it was still too hot and humid to sit outside we turned in early… The adventure begins tomorrow! And an enjoyable time was had by all…
August 2, 2021 at 1:43 pm
Love this trip you’re on too….like all the others!! I love Kansas too. It’s so beautiful!! Enjoy! I am!!
August 2, 2021 at 2:48 pm
Is Keith Perry the leader? Enjoy your pictures and comments.
August 2, 2021 at 2:55 pm
No. We are lead by Greg and Linda Heuer and Grady and Keith Ferry
August 3, 2021 at 6:13 pm
Phil – looks like you are in the same states Pam and I would have been had we continued with our bike ride! Maybe it was best we stopped our ride in Montana considering how much heat and humidity you are having right now. Bikes don’t have AC, Airstreams do!