Last year we bought the Bear Extender long range wi-fi antenna, and it works really well. It enables us to sit in the comfort of our motorhome and use our laptops while connecting to a sometimes distant wifi signal such as a library, coffee shop, hotel or McDonalds or many other fast food places. Also, most Home Depot locations have an unsecured signal available.
You can buy the Bear Extender here...
BearExtender PC USB WiFi Booster and Range Extender for Microsoft Windows
We've been to Kansas before, but never to the western part of the state.
Had to stop along the highway because the compartment door to access our propane tank had come open. It doesn't seem to want to latch properly so I'll have to have a closer look at it another day. I said to Ruth that for now, I needed a piece of mechanics wire to wire it shut, but I didn't think that I had any. So I get out of the motorhome and walk around to look at the door, and what do I see lying on the ground but a one foot long piece of mechanics wire! Too funny.
It was a windy day, but fortunately it was in our favor for most of the drive. A nice strong tailwind is a motorhomer's dream! Might have broken the 11 or 12 mpg mark yesterday!
Drove by this big pile of sand. Not sure what it was, but we thought it was colorful!
A pretty boring drive. This part of Kansas is flat, with huge farm fields. Most of what we saw growing was corn and sorghum. As we got to about 3 miles (5 kms) of the park, we wondered what the park would look like. All we saw were these huge farm fields. But, like our park back in Saskatchewan, you suddenly arrive at a valley and down below is a reservoir surrounded by trees. Nice!
Indian statues on the hill.
It's a big park, with 175 "primitive" campsites, and another 55 with hookups. We paid our $7 USD ($9.30 CAD) at the self serve fee station, and drove in. Not at all busy at this time of year, and we found a beautiful spot right by the water. Most of the campers here are in the hookups section, but by the time evening arrived there were two other RV's in the primitive section.
The view out our front windshield.
Nice spot by the water.
We went for a walk, and talked to two other couples along the way. One lived near Winter Park Resort (where we went spring skiing two years ago) near Denver and they are actually ski instructors there. And the other was from Denver and this was their first stop on a 6 week journey to visit family on the east coast. Nice people.
This was another good site. Lots of choice at this time of year.
It was Happy Thanksgiving holiday Monday back in Canada, but there was no turkey for us. Instead, we had a nice chicken dinner, followed by a couple of games of backgammon and a couple of episodes of I Dream of Jeannie. I had bought the entire 5 seasons (10 DVDs) on sale for $18.00 CAD ($13.50 USD). It was the 50th anniversary of when the show first aired. I had looked it up and Barbara Eden was 34 years old in the first season. So she's 84 now and from the recent pics I saw, she still looks fabulous!
Went for a bike ride before leaving the park this morning, and today we're heading into north Texas!
Sherman, Ruth, and Kevin at Lake Scott State Park, Kansas.