Coronado Heights Castle - Kansas County Grab

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X County Travelers @xcountytravelersJanuary 2019 · 2 min read

We decided to do a county grab in Kansas. What this means is we pick out a point on the map then do our best to cross through as many counties as possible. Today we crossed through nine counties to grab three new ones. That's the way it goes when you have to go a distance to get somewhere new.

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While driving north on 35 to get to Salina, Kansas, we came across the Coronado Heights Castle. Yep, it's a real thing. Coronado, it is said stood on the hill this castle is located and decided to end his search for the Seven Cities of Gold. I'm serious, that is the legend. Watch the video to know more.

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The building was a lot smaller than i had assumed it was goi g to be, but considering it was bult by the WPA in thirty days, that inclued the picnic spots and bathroom, so they could move on to the next project is amazing in itself.

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I was blown away by what i found inside the local stone structure. Here they placed two large picnic tables. The light just enhanced the beauty of timber against the standstone. It almost felt like a room in a real castle for a brief moment. It was magical for me.

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Unfortunately, we do not spend much time in each county we pass through. However, we do look for reasons to go back. Since we have to go through many of these counties again to get to newer, unvisited counties we are always on the look out for reasons to stop.

Tomorrow we are looking to grab ten more new counties on the way home. Do you think we will get them?

Thanks for watching!
Scott & Ren


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I thought that was bypassed for videos. I will take care of that right away!


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It has been updated.


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It looks something small to be considered a castle. Do not you think?
Anyway, it is very beautiful and well preserved.
Regards dear @xcountytravelers.


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Haha. It is really small, but considering all the small tructures around it, I'm willing to say it should be considered. Haha


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Although it is small, it represents a great effort and love of the people who worked on it.


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I think you Will do the 10 more


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Yeah, i am more than positive! There was talk about heading up to Nebraska, but that would make this a 10 hour drive in the morning and i don't want that.


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Maybe a bit much hahahah but thats relax time dear enjoyed with hubby


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What a beautiful view! So calm and serene.
Today I got to learn a bit more about Coronado, thanks to you!
And yes, you will get the 10 counties :D
How long do you spend in each county?


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We dont spend a lot of time the first time around. We see things as we pass through and make decisions to come back and focus on it. However, there is not always much to see in some counties.

For instance, we know we will be near Saline County again since there are three state parks, a salt mine and some other historical things nearby so we will do a bit more research to see what we missed the first time. This will enable us to plan for the next pass through.


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ohhhhhhh we had a structure like this back in San Diego - it was so odd - and so COOL. i love it!

but i'm sad that they're not taking the time to keep it up... i hope they don't let it crumble over time

and you with your silly faces in pictures LOL you always get me giggling!


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It looks like the castle is taken care of but not the restrooms. It was amazing for sure.

I can't help the faces, he just makes me do it!


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ohhhhh yucky restrooms??? blech.. the worst LOL

is that a new tag? #scottmademedoit
hahahahahahaa


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I may use that as a review term.


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Hehehhe @snook will be happy to see her tag evolving lololol


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That is true! This is all her fault!


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I bet it is cold there.. :)


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I was pretty cold and rhe wind was crazy.
Ren


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We have the same thing going on 25 F outside and gusts up to 45 mph.
what the heck? lol


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I know right! I would love to be back at the Milford Lake to watch the ide d it's thing.


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okay, wait! Don't think I am a dumb dumb, but is that where your username comes from? You travel around different counties...? To visit all in the US? Or?


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Not a dumb question at all! That is exactly what we do! Someone gets it! dances the happy dance

We go across county lines and see what we can. We figure this is the best qay to find awesome stuff that is not normally highlighted by other travelers.
Ren


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