Travel Blogs from Topeka
... 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 The Act was repealed in 1976, except in Alaska where it continued into the mid 1980’s. ...
Day 42: 6,810 miles
Saturday through Tuesday, July 12-15
I left Indianapolis really early and had a pleasant drive west and a bit south across a bit of Indiana, all of Missouri, and on to Topeka, where my youngest brother, David, and his wife, Edie, live. We've been having a nice and relaxing visit.
Edie works for the Shawnee County Election Board and is preparing for their August election. She's been with them for several years, moving up in ...
... will figure out the next 2 nights tomorrow. Thankfully, we are ready to be flexible and just figure things out as we go! The plus side was that it was much easier to fit in dinner with one of Grant's Army buddies...and it was great to be able to spend some time chatting with him. So, we will enjoy our comfy bed tonight & hot breakfast in the morning and then drive out to Tallgrass and start looking for a place to camp for a night or two. We learned on our last ...
A day of driving - one road accounted for 211 miles on its own - undulating up and down in a relatively straight line - having said that only 2 stops - one for lunch in a truck stop and it was my turn to chuck the drinks around - soggy ass driving for the remaining 3 hours. We set off at 8pm and arrived at 4pm with 1 1/2 breaks. Country Inns & Suites is very ...
... the last time"
-"corn looks bigger here"
-"is this truck a 5 or 6 speed?"
We have reached an agreement on hotels too. For every dollar I can save compared to the deals Nick found, I get half in cash.
8:30pm: This just in. We have 10 miles to gas station and the truck says we have a 11 mile range left on ...
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