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Jun 2, 2018 - Paxico, Kansas

We had an easy drive today, even though it was 300 miles, the speed limit was 75 miles per hour. We did not drive that fast, but it sure made the trip faster than normal. We are all set up in a tiny town that reminds me of a farm. We have nothing around us but fields of corn and other vegetables for miles and miles. We do have the quaint and tiny town of Paxico nearby. It has a lot of antique stores. We wish they had a few restaurants too. We have to drive about 40 miles to buy groceries in Topeka. We did find another town with a Mexican...

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Apr 28, 2016 - Paxico, Kansas

After a good night’s rest, we are ready to travel again. We are putting together many more travel days without stopping. The days are not long so we are not tiring ourselves out. The weather is not good, so we might as well keep moving. We head an hour south. We have a moment’s excitement. The check engine light flashes. We are on the Interstate. We are going seventy miles an hour. We are on cruise control. We are climbing. Basically, the RV said “Cut it out!” After brunch in St. Joseph, we go to an Auto Zone. There are no codes thrown and...

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Sep 21, 2014 - Paxico, Kansas

Today we covered 328 miles from Cahokia, IL to Paxico, KS. On our way out of St. Louis, we stopped at a Cracker Barrel for breakfast. It was a hearty feast because we skipped lunch! Mark and I had stayed at the Mill Creek Campground 3 years ago when we took the trailer west to California. It is a nifty old campground with lots of antique implements...we fit right in! The RR tracks were about 100 yards from our trailers. Dave was in his element! We took the "trail" down by the Mill Creek and had a photo op at the old Paxico depot building....

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New Mexico Trek 2014

Aug 9, 2012 - The heat!!

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...

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May 19, 2010 - Paxico

Today was a travel day. We left Branson about 8:30 and are now camped in Paxico, Kansas. It is raining like crazy. We are camped by a river but fortunately, we are on a high bluff so I don't think we will have to worry about flooding. We have been in light rain all day. It was mostly a pleasant drive except for going through Kansas City. I still can't say I enjoy driving on the interstate in an unfamiliar city with a 4000 pound trailer behind me only to realize that I need to exit and I am in the wrong lane. Maybe I'll get used to it....

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Apr 11, 2008 - Wamego, Kansas - The Oz Museum

We arrived at Mill Creek Campground in Paxico, Kansas this morning. We set up quickly and headed over to the Oz Museum in Wamego, Kansas. The Oz Museum all started with a college term paper. Tod Machin started collecting Oz memorbilia after he completed a term paper on the 1939 MGM movie musical "The Wizard of Oz". He became fascinated with it and started collecting Oz memorabilia. Family and friends started buying Machine Christmas and birthday gifts relating to the movie. Tod then took his collecting one step farther and starting...

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Our 2008 Travels

Mar 20, 2008 - President Eisenhower Center

Left the town of Russell behind and headed for Abilene to tour our 10th Presidential Museum. It was a wonderful old town and the grounds for the museum are peaceful and quiet. We spent 5 hours roaming around; much longer than we expected. The house where Ike grew up still stands and is a part of the Center. Ike, Mamie and their first born son are buried in a lovely building with stained glass windows. The Museum has had additions made that bring more history alive. We stopped in Paxico, KS for the night in a very nice campground - right...

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Oct 31, 2007 - Paxico, Kansas

We are headed west on I-70 looking for a spot for the night. The eastern edge of Kansas is hilly covered with trees in bright yellow, orange, and gold with a little green thrown in. The ground is limestone and looks like layers built upon layers. We decide on a small town named Paxico just 22 miles west of Topeka. The park is small, only 30 sites. It is a Passport America park so we are paying $12.50 for full hookups. The small town is a National Historic District and is filled with antique stores. Just outside of town is a winery with...

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Oct 8, 2007 - Through Kansas City and Topeka to Paxixo, KS

Because of the heat and humidity, our rapid drive to Colorado continued at a very early hour this morning. The low temperature here this morning was a humid 72 degrees, and we were eager to cross the predicted cold front into the GOOD stuff. We met up with the cold front rains about 20 miles east of Kansas City and passed through with no high winds. The rain was very heavy at times, but the rapid temperature drop was welcome. It was dry by the time we passed through Kansas City, which was a good thing because of the heavy truck traffic...

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May 7, 2007 - Day Five

Well 12:30 CDT and we are leaving Wakeeney. Got a scare a while ago because at noon the tornado sirens went off for aboout 15 minutes. Thought at first it was only a noon whistle but then began to get worried. It has stopped now. We got to Manhattan about 3:30 PM and decided to go shopping for some more things we needed - and some we didn't. Then Dave needed to find the post office to mail off his lease for his apartment in Maryland and both rigs needed gas. We got to the campground (Mill Creek Campground) at 6:00 PM. It really is a pretty...

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