|A hot, windy day for driving across Missouri and Kansas. Temperature as we drove thru Topeka was 102 with 30 mph winds, conditions that make me appreciate our ancestors in Conestoga wagons who traveled across these plains to California without air conditioning. Temperatures rapidly fall near sunset, though, making it quite comfortable to sit out in the evening. We see many green crops in the fields in spite of the severe drought but not the corn. Brown and dead.
Our timing for travel could have been better from a fuel cost standpoint. I love it when I refuel the guy next to me tells me I "should have been here yesterday before it went up 30 cents". Still, at $3.50 a gallon it's still less than home. Hope this trend up stops at a reasonable level.
By the end of driving today we should be in Colorado where it might be cooler!