Wednesday, October 19, 2011

4th of July in Oakley Kansas in the middle of the glorious wheat harvest.

After leaving Marysville, Ks, we spent the night in Oakley, Ks.  It is a very small town on the way to the border of Colorado.  We happened to arrive while the wheat was being harvested.  I told the kids how blessed we are to live in a country where there is so much food. 

That night we celebrated the 4th of July.  The fireworks were so short and so small but we thought it was great the town still held them.  I loved it just as much as a big show.  So many towns don't have the money for a show but somehow this little town found a way to spend some money to remember our freedoms and how special they are.

As I stepped out of our camper to watch the fireworks with my family and numerous wheat harvesters, I was taken back by the thick smell of cow poo!  Wow!  It was so smelly!  I don't think we have ever camped anywhere it stunk so bad.

We all laughed and thought it would make for a memorable 4th of July!

It was very surprising as we pulled into Colorado.  The landscape was extremely dry with almost no trees.  This type of terrain stretches for miles and miles.  There weren't many crops because of dry conditions.  Slowly, we made our way to the Rocky Mountains and finally saw Pikes Peak.  It was very exciting to see the famous mountain and our soon to be home for a month.

Pike's Peak is in our sights!

Pike's Peak in the distance.

1 comment:

  1. We had the joy of living in Colorado Springs for 4 years and could see Pikes Peak from our Master Bedroom window! The Air Force decided to move us last year :-( If you are still in the area, please visit our church, Timberline Baptist Church in Manitou Springs. It's a little log cabin at the foot of Pikes Peak :-) Happy RVing!


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