Denver to Topeka

Tour of Capitols.  We enjoyed getting to see the Colorado Capitol building.  We learned a few things too.  It is the only place in the world where you can see true natural red onix.  The walls are lined with it.  It was quarried in Colorado and was used in its entirety in the Capitol building.

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You can sometimes see pictures in it.
Colorado is the centennial state.  It became a state in 1876 100 years after the birth of our nation.
The Capitol building is the original Capitol, and still uses the same gas lights, although they have been converted to electric and the building has no AC.  We definitely noticed that right away.  They used to be able to open doors in the basement and lift the roof, which allowed air circulation, but since 9/11 they are no longer allowed to do that.

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From the Capitol we got onto I-70 and headed towards Kansas.

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8 hrs of beautiful, mostly flat farmland, grain silos, cornfields, grazing cattle, and tree lined streams.

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We are all tucked into our tents in Topeka, so far just loving Kansas!

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