Vineet Bansal and Manivasagam Ramalingam were visiting engineers from Bangalore, India. It's a good opportunity to see parts of Kansas and Oklahoma that might look a little different than what they've been used to.
The Maxwell Wildlife Refuge (near Canton, Kansas). That's Vineet on the left and Mani on the right.
It's not a long drive to the Alabaster Caverns, southwest of Alva, Oklahoma. Natesan Ramachandran would be joining Vineet and Mani for today's trip.
The Cimarron River is looking a bit dry.
Freedom, Oklahoma and walking the bridge across the Cimarron on this very hot day.
Alabaster Caverns State Park, Oklahoma.
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Our guide gave us plenty of information on the caverns, the plants and bats.
Little Sahara State Park, Oklahoma.
There wasn't any dune-buggy activity on this hot day, so it was safe enough to be out on the sand.
Wheat fields of Oklahoma
Capron, Oklahoma (Oklahoma Highway-11).