Super 8 Motel Topeka/Wanamaker Rd/I-70
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... 66 Museum is located and took a couple of shots of the museum, but did not take the time to go through the museum.
We also quickly ran into Oklahoma City for Fred to grab a geocache and then it was on to Kansas.
After setting up in the campground, I stepped outside and saw the pink sky from the sunset and snapped at picture.
Tomorrow we continue our march toward home.
This will be a short entry today and very short on photos. We left Denver at 6:35 and 66 degrees. We had a lot of miles to cover today, and had been warned that traffic in Denver would be bad, so we left early. And even at that early hour, we got held up for about half an hour just getting out of town. But we finally got to the highway and pointed the car east.
Now, I know that Kansas, as part of the heartland of America, feeds us (and a lot ...
... The Homestead Act of 1862 that granted 160 acres of land in designated areas of the
country. The film and the displays in the museum gave a very good picture of the life of the settlers and the story behind the law. Surprisingly 30 of the 50 states had homestead land available at some time during the life of the Homestead Act, including Florida. The Act was repealed in 1976, except in Alaska where it continued into the mid 1980’s. ...
... hospital, guard house (prison) and a few other buildings all built around a small square. The Historic downtown is literally right across the street. It is a neat area with lots of history! From there we drove to Emporia, KS, which was supposed to be our "home base" for the next few nights as we visit Tallgrass National Preserve. When we arrived at the campground, we quickly realized it was not a place we wanted to stay for 3 nights. It wasn't a bad looking ...
... and Vine Historic District.
It seems like Kaufman had succumbed to some of the things that drive me crazy about the newer ballparks these days--like ushers seating people in front of you in the middle of an at bat, and lots of jumbotron nonsense (KissCam, ok, but Karate Cam? Limbo Cam? They did have a little girl who couldn't have been more than 9 who ...