Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Road Trip 2010: Day 70: Colorado Springs to Russell, Kansas

We left Colorado Sp[rings early (7 AM) on Tuesday morning and headed east first on Route 24 to Limon and then on I-70. Near the Colorado border at Burlington, we stopped to tour Old Town. It's a collection of buildings--stores, workshops, and homes--from the 1880s through the 1920s. They are carefully maintained and stocked with appropriate furniture and tools of the day. They also have a huge collection of horse drawn buggies and wagons; antique tractors; and motor vehicles. We spent two hours roaming around and could have spent more time here. Very much worth the stop. I took lots of pictures but won't be able to edit and post them at this time.

After eating our lunch in Old Town's parking lot, we resumed our trip east on I-70 crossing into Kansas and then into the Central Time Zone. We succeeded in making our way to Russell, Kansas, childhood home to a young Bob Dole and Arlen Specter.

Tomorrow we have no stops planned as we head to Columbia, Missouri some 375 miles east of Russell.

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