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Archive for August 26, 2011

Junction City to Holton, KS – Days 40/41

We woke up next to a fireworks tent which was my least favorite sleeping spot……
sorry no photos to share:( After a quick good-bye to the proprietors we started our day by pedaling through Ft. Riley. It was pretty cool they let us ride through the base.

The heat is not letting up and the humidity is kicking in. We definitely find the humidity a bigger challenge than the dry heat in Western Kansas. Our pedaling must go on and we are extremely thankful for the lemonade stands and community pools. We set up camp in the town of St. Mary’s which was a great stop as we met C.C. and had time to check out Saint Mary’s Academy and College.

The next day we enjoyed Banner Creek Campground near Holton, KS. We pulled into this campground on the lake early which afforded us to really enjoy our site – steaks on the grill and fireworks!

A trip down memory lane as I had been here 27 years ago to visit a boyfriend that was in the army. He was nowhere near as good looking, smart or fun as Gene – I’m like the luckiest girl in the WORLD!

Humidity at work

We would of paid double!

Gene’s exercise of choice today

Thank you C.C. for joining us for coffee and great conversation

St. Mary’s College was founded in 1848 as an Indian Mission. It was operated by the Jesuit order as a seminary since 1931 and closed in 1968. In 1978 the Society of Saint Pius X purchased the property. They still do the mass in Latin and are very traditional including their dress, a majority of the women and girls wear dresses every day. The current college has no direct ties with the previous Jesuit St. Mary’s College.


Oops…. I am holding up traffic

Banner Creek – a great campground

And a great meal!

Notice a pattern of who plays with matches…..

Post written by Jenny Charles
Editor Gene Marcowka