|The two RV Gypsies in Kansas
July 6 and 7, 2012
Junction City is a city in Geary County, Kansas, United States. Fort Riley, a major U.S. Army post, is nearby.
|The day the two RV Gypsies arrived at Thunderbird Marina & Campground, it was 103 degrees, so the only thing they did was swim in Milford Lake, shown below.
Milford Lake is the largest man-made lake in Kansas with 15,700 acres of water. Over 33,000 acres of land resources are managed for quality recreational experiences as well as for protection of the project’s natural and cultural resources. Approximately 70% of the land resources are available for public hunting. West Rolling Hills Park is located near Thunderbird Marina & Campground, but the two RV Gypsies did not find it until they had already parked their RV at Thunderbird Marina, shown above.
|July 7, 2012 was even hotter than the day before; 105 degrees with high humidity, so the two RV Gypsies spent the major part of the day at the Wizard of Oz Museum in Wamego, Kansas.
A children's book by L. Frank Baum and the people of a small community took on the task of constructing a home for over 2,000 Oz artifacts dating from 1900 to today. The OZ museum was built with a major grant from the State of Kansas and the generosity of the people of this small community, who also provided thousands of hours of volunteer time.
|Karen Duquette stood beside a Giant Tin Man that was autographed by Roger S. Baum, great-grandson of L. Frank Baum.
There were several life-sized exhibits such as
Dorothy and Toto in Munchkinland.
|Below: The house falling on the Wicked Witch.
|Karen Duquette and the cowardly lion.
The two RV Gypsies took a break on the wizard's throne.
An inlaid wood table top
made from 22 different types of wood cut into 5273 pieces.
|display cases full of all things OZ
A quilt in the room where The Wizard of Oz movie was being shown in its entirety.
|Lee Duquette entered the Haunted Forest
|Bicycle on the roof of a building inside the gift shop.
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