Friday, June 15, 2012

Lindsborg, KS, June 13-14, 2012

After getting parked and set up at the Coronado Motel and RV Park in Lindsborg, ($22/night for full hookups, we had 30 amp because the 50 amp did not work), we headed out of town a short ways to see the Hoglund Dugout.
It was built in the late 1860’s and was home for at least two years while Gustaf was building a larger home.
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The photos from the above Hoglund Dugout link show more stones including an entry arch.  Sightseers have made their mark.
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We enjoyed visiting an operating roller mill where with many sifting processes would provide white flour, a much wanted product in the early 1900’s.  Ironically, now, it is the whole wheat product wanted for a healthy diet.
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Here are a few photos of the inside.
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Once a year, the switches are flipped and the mill rumbles to life and turns the whole wheat grain into the lovely white flour.  When we asked, we were told it only took 4-6 fellows to keep the mill operating.
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This storm did NOT miss us, it rained with lighting and thunder for over three hours with 2.5 inches of rain resulting.  The gray X in the middle is Lindsborg KS.
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This morning found this statue in the local cemetery.  Beautiful!
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Then it was time to move a short distance down the road to Yoder, KS.  But when we tried to leave we couldn’t, the rain from last night made our campsite a quagmire.
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Only the driver’s side rear duals were stuck up to the rims.  We tried what boards we had, but no go.
So a call to CoachNet resulted in a wrecker being dispatched to winch us out.
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Soon the wrecker’s winch was pulling us forward and out of the mud.
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Finally out of the muck!
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We were thankful the park host got out a hose and cleaned off our boards and also the tires, thanks Major.
Before…
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After…
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Tonight we are safely snuggled into our site at the Hitchin Post RV Park in Yoder, KS with sunny skies and no storms on the radar. $20/night for 50 amp full hookup.

6 comments:

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WOW...so sorry to see those photos. Glad they could pull you out so fast. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Thank goodness for Coach Net! You always have such amazing adventures, some fun and a few you could do without. ;c)

Peter + Beatrix said...

Lindsborg! That's the Swedish town! I have been there once, or at least passing along. Quite a story with getting stuck in the mud! Good thing you finally got out.

Travelwithwhippets said...

Oh my! Hope you didn't have to wait too long to get pulled out. Loved the beautiful wooden machinery in the flour mill. I imagine it's not quite so shiny when in use!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Wow, always one of my fears was to be dragged out of some place. Glad it went okay:)

cathie said...

You really should not miss the salt mines tour in Hutchinson, Kansas. It is pretty amazing.

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