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Travel Blogs from Topeka
... helicopter as he was flown out of an area in Vietnam.
We stopped at the Kansas National Guard Museum where Corky showed us the type of 155mm gun on which he served during Vietnam. It was very interesting to see just a little bit of what he did during those years of service.
After lunch we went to the Kansas Museum of History. This is a great museum depicting many interesting elements of Kansas history. Among many other things, they have a ...
... walked up. We enjoyed dinner together just catching up.
On Monday morning, along with Corky and Pam, we visited with Tammy's aunt Vonda and cousin Sandra. They knew we were coming and we enjoyed chatting with them.
We then went to visit Tammy's uncle Carroll. He turns 90 next month. Though he had been told that we were coming, it took a little while for the ...
... time we were all together was her house, on Birchwood Lake, in the fall of 2009. To long ago! We'll try not to let that much time pass before getting
Last Sunday after church at the new St
Steven's, in Longmont, we crossed most of Kansas in one leap! The drive along US 24
(good road) took us through some of the most productive farmland one
will ever see! Every farmer, everywhere, wants a little more rain.
The corn here ...
... bridges, a pond, and well kept buildings. It was set up as a design of a small scale town There was a jail, drugstore, saloon, police station, gas station (one of my favorites because I love old time gas pumps), general mercantile, cash grocery, funeral service, barber shop, post office, church, opera house, train station (complete with Burma Shave signs), and more. We were able to look in the windows of some and some were designed only ...
I did not choose a place to be for my birthday. I am thrilled with just being on this trip. But Colorado was a favorite of mine long before I ever stepped foot on its soil. As a child looking through geology books I fell in love with the photos and my several trips to the state later in life has never disappointed. I love the north with the pine scent and huge coniferous trees but the south has its own charm. More dessert ...