Monday, January 20, 2014

Dodge City, KS

On the road again...

Headed out this morning heading towards New Mexico.  Decent driving weather (was clean, cool morning, nice afternoon) today.

Was not ready to stop for breakfast when i hit York so turned South on US 81.  It was Ellsworh, KS before I found a little local eatery.  Small breakfast (1 egg, 2 sausage links, hash browns, 1 toast) and coffee for $5.25!  Ellsworh Steakhouse, Ellsworth, KS.

Surprised at the number of old abandoned barns and other structures along the highway.  I ran across one particularly interesting barn just North of Bruning, NE, even had to turn around on the highway and came back to take a couple photos.  Now with the look-out, I stopped a couple more times during the drive to shoot phots of old structures.

Checked into my lodging - Knights Inn, Dodge City, KS.  Time to play tourist and take photos.  The Boot Hill Museum looked like a great place to explore.

The museum is a recreation of the old Front Street,  Front Street was built over the original "Boot Hill" cemetery (if you could call it a cemetery).  Today's photo was taken in the Long Branch Saloon (of 'GunSmoke' fame). in the Museum.  Interesting as the shops (and sollon) is a living history museum.

After taking photos, problems with the new camera, it was time for food.  The Long Branch proprietor (sorry, no Miss Kitty) suggested Casey's Cowtown Steakhouse.  Had a pint of a very good amber bock (unknown brewery) and patty melt with fries.

Tried to correct camera malfunction/setting problem.  For some reason the auto focus in not working.  I can cause auto focus by hitting the AF ON button, but cannot get AF to stay on.  Early to bed tonight, just exhausted.  If i wake up early in the morning, will process more of today's photos.

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