Sunday, October 17, 2010

Where I Stood This Week

The RV was out of it's covered parking for some maintenance and cleaning. So we thought, hey, dogs in tow..let's do a little trip to somewhere close by for a couple of days and nights.  Destination...Lovewell Reservoir.  It's a Kansas State Park in North Central Kansas, near the Nebraska/Kansas border.  Beautiful place, of course anywhere the leaves are changing is pretty to me. 
Upon remembering what I had heard while staying at another reservoir in Kansas and doing a little research, I found some interesting numbers.
Apparently, there was a great flood in July of 1951 in Kansas and Missouri.  At the time, there were only 5 dams in the state of Kansas.  After that time, the U.S. Dept. of Interior planned for 13 major upstream reservoirs be constructed in the Kansas basin alone.  I think I have been to about 4 of them in the last 4 years.

This is from the reservoir overlook.

Not a fisherman, but looks like there is a plethora of choices here.

If you look to the little cove to the left of the pontoon boat, that is where we camped in the RV.
This 'water use' was closed down most of the summer due to a problem with blue-green algae contamination.  From the looks of some watercraft activity, it must not be a problem anymore.

I think there are 2 or 3 individuals that may have enjoyed it more than we did!


Leann said...

Looks like a great little trip!

Mark Bridges said...

The wieners are thinking "Mom, if WE had binoculars too, WE could see more rabbits".

Pattie Wall said...

Funny, there wasn't a rabbit to be seen...saw LOTS of spiders...waterfowl and heard rabbits - anywhere..probably because of coyotes. Bobcat here a few nights ago...taking the heads off of neighbor's chickens. Bad bobcat. Me thinks he is short for this world.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

LOved the dog photo! Made me smile and I needed one, I've got a terrible cold so this was a good relief. Thank you!

Pattie Wall said...

Hey Vic - that's why they are sometimes added to my blog...they make one smile. Hope you are feeling better today!