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Dodge City, Kansas Labor Day Weekend 2022

It's been a while since I've had an excursion worthy of this thread. I spent a long 34-hour reset in Dodge City, Kansas: the Queen of the Cowtowns. I tried to post a that weekend, but my pictures wouldn't upload because I guess this forum has a size limitation. I didn't get a warning message, it just never uploaded. Regardless, I figured out how to shrink the file size.

If you find yourself in Dodge City, there is a Pilot and Loves on the east side of town. There is also a Walmart on the northwest side of town. All of these are about one and half miles from the downtown tourist area, but the route from Walmart has sidewalks and residential neighborhoods that are better walking the dirt path next to the main drag.

In addition to a decent visitor's center and the statues nearby, the downtown area has many historic buildings. The good thing about the historic buildings is that they have pretty much retained their historic character. Translation: significant deferred maintenance. But if you can look past the faded, peeling paint, it's worth the walk. The Sante Fe train depot was probably the best maintained of the historic buildings.

See El Capitan below and then a link to the rest of the photos:

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/3Zyk8GhoasLFDvr79

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Dodge City, Kansas Labor Day Weekend 2022

It's been a while since I've had an excursion worthy of this thread. I spent a long 34-hour reset in Dodge City, Kansas: the Queen of the Cowtowns. I tried to post a that weekend, but my pictures wouldn't upload because I guess this forum has a size limitation. I didn't get a warning message, it just never uploaded. Regardless, I figured out how to shrink the file size.

If you find yourself in Dodge City, there is a Pilot and Loves on the east side of town. There is also a Walmart on the northwest side of town. All of these are about one and half miles from the downtown tourist area, but the route from Walmart has sidewalks and residential neighborhoods that are better walking the dirt path next to the main drag.

In addition to a decent visitor's center and the statues nearby, the downtown area has many historic buildings. The good thing about the historic buildings is that they have pretty much retained their historic character. Translation: significant deferred maintenance. But if you can look past the faded, peeling paint, it's worth the walk. The Sante Fe train depot was probably the best maintained of the historic buildings.

See El Capitan below and then a link to the rest of the photos:

0110195001663721927.jpg

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3Zyk8GhoasLFDvr79

You've outdone yourself; excellent, Rob D. !!

I left you a lil' note within the gallery, haha!

That's ONE 'Dodge' you wouldn't wanna get 'OUT OF!' Awesome, good sir...

Thanks for sharing!

~ Anne ~

Drew D.'s Comment
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I bobtail to cigar lounges and sit and have a couple stogies with good people I will likely never see again.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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