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World's Largest Ball of Twine

We drove hours out of our way to Cawker City, Kansas, to see one of the great wonders of the world: a ball of twine.  This isn't just any ball of twine. This is the World's Largest Ball of Twine

Cawker City's Main Street

Frank Stoeber wound 5,000 pounds of twine before giving the ball to Cawker City

The children can barely contain their excitement

Lottis Creek Campground

We came upon the Lottis Creek Campground while wandering the Rocky Mountains. It lies about 9 miles south of the Taylor Park Reservoir. It provided a perfect place to pitch our tent and enjoy a bit of campfire fun.

Cottonwood Pass

Padre Island Beach

After finding it a bit too cold for camping in Southeastern Colorado, we headed south into Texas in search of warmer weather. We stopped at the Gulf of Mexico. :)

Corpus Christi has great beaches.

Picture Canyon

Comanche National Grasslands > Picture Canyon

Picture Canyon, located in the Comanche National Grassland in southeastern Colorado is home to beautiful natural rock formations and prehistoric rock art.

A picnic area with grills and a toilet are provided for use. No other facilities are provided. As the location is remote, please bring what you need; and take your refuse with you as you leave.

We came, we hiked, we camped. We had a great time... and then moved further south into Texas; in search of warmer weather.

Prehistoric rock art

Get up close to the rock art, but please don't touch

Hiking the trail

The children prepare breakfast

I watch the children prepare breakfast