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Sep 6, 2017 - Pony Express

Made it to Marysville, KS today. Not a long trip (109 miles), but we're not in a hurry. Marysville, KS is known for having the only original, standing Pony Express home station. There were relay stations and home stations along the Pony Express. At a relay station, the riders had 2 minutes to grab the mochila off the horse and get it onto another horse and go. At a home station, they switched riders, so the rider had time to rest for a couple days. There were about 12 relay stations between home stations. Interesting fact about the Pony...

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Sep 23, 2016 - Seeing the Sights

I enjoyed my respite at Lake Ogallala but today it was time to move on. Now, not saying anything negative about Nebraska…..but I had studied my atlas ahead of time and found some “too good to miss” opportunities just to the south. In a single day, this is what I saw/ did: • traveled on the original route of the Pony Express • visited the geographic center of the Lower 48 (felt really centered there….) • saw the World’s Largest Ball of Sisal Twine • camped for free at a very nice city/county park…with free audio of the football game next...

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Jul 14, 2015 - Geographic center of the USA.

This morning began with a quick trip to the VW dealer in Colorado Springs for Adblue for the engine. Now the car is happy again (and so is Karen, she is not freaking out anymore), so we can continue our journey. The drive east was a continual drop in elevation from over 6000 feet on the eastern slopes of the Rockies to just over 1000 feet here in eastern Kansas. With no mountains in the distance the view is filled with sky. Late this afternoon, about 130 miles before arriving at our motel, we took a detour to the historical geographical...

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Jun 2, 2013 - Just a laid back kind of day

The city park is a wonderful place to stay. Besides us there was a 5Th wheel camper and two tents. Just down the street from the park were some buildings that we went to visit. A school house, train station and a sod house. I had heard of sod houses but this was the first one that I had seen. The walls were very thick. Two small windows and a door. On the inside it had a dirt floor. I think the whole house was about 12' x 16'. It is amazing how little the pioneers had. After lunch we went to the Pony Express barn. The riders, all less...

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Jun 1, 2013 - Marysville, KS

What a wonderful day we had today! Windmill Ag Review-We stopped and went though old building and barns full of equipemnt. There were 42 windmills on display. Garage sales were high on our list because it is Saturday. Richard and I both found western shirts. Marysville had a great car show and BBQ cookoff. There were about 300 cars. Surprise!Surprise! We had traveled further than anyone else (1200 miles) and won a $25 gas card. Free camping with water and electric in the city park. our 11th night 60 miles today 8 states

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Aug 19, 2011 - Marysville,KS

Aug. 19-Fri.- We toured the city of Lincoln & seem the Capital & the Haymarket, which has a lot of unique stores, even a licorice factory. We decided to head toward Marysville, Kansas, Pony Express Hwy. where the first Pony Express Station is & they kept it the original way it was in 1860-1861 .We had a lot of detouring to do, because of flooding in Parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Hwy. 29, 136 & 46 were closed. And it still keeps raining. The bridge is flooded out over the roads & the water can NOT subside. It is pretty bad for a lot of people....

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May 25, 2007 - Marysville , Kansas

This was Sunday in Marysville , Kansas and as you know there is not a dog or cat on the streets on Sunday. Everything is closed but the Wal [ Mart which is just out side of the small town. We walked down the street and you could not see one person or one dog or cat. We did get to ride around the streets until we saw a sign about the city park, down this way------- We made it to the park, it is such a nice little park with elect and water hookup for RV's to be able to spend the night.So camping is free for a few days so you can see the town...

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