Wyoming to Nebraska to Kansas and our GPS lady is about to blow her fuse and our patience. We aren’t following the exact path we took at the beginning of our vacation, so it didn’t occur to us that there would be so many bridges washed out by the flood. Stuck on the Kansas border of the Missouri River, three bridges that we thought would be fine, were in fact – NOT THERE !

At the first sign of a signal for my blackberry, I did what any rational person would do and googled. A hundred miles of the rivers’ bridges were washed away by the flood. So it was – Kansas City here we come!

The 152 to 435 loop got us up and over the swollen Missouri River and boy were we ever happy to see Missouri!

Missouri to Illinois to Indiana to Kentucky to West Virginia and then Virginia. Back at our cabin, we saw some bears – a mama with two cubs. She was high up in one of our old apple trees having a nice meal of apples while her cubs played in the tall grass below. It’s too far to get a picture with my cell phone, but I’ll snap a shot of the tree – claw marks and all – once they’ve finished their meal. We don’t want a repeat occurrence of this:<a href="http://writingfeethis:mail.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/a-sobering-sign/”>.

Corn-y Kansas

Corn-y Kansas

Bear Claw Marks

Bear Claw Marks

More Bear Claw Marks

More Bear Claw Marks

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