Our website covers US Highway 281. The Main Street of North America, running through the Heart Land of this great country. From Canada to the Republic of Mexico traversing through six states, tip to toe it is All American friendly people.
Wild Flowers in the Texas Hill Country are popping. These short lived beauties are here for a limited time. This year is one of the best due to the Fall rains.
If you get a chance get out there, grab the keys, two wheels, four or more, enjoy. Here is a map of US Hwy 281 with side roads that are paved for a more rural experience that loop back into a major Highway, 281, 71 and 290. GBTX.
Happy motoring and safe travels. Ya'll come back...
Do you know where the Geodetic Center or Geographic Center of North America and the USA (Contiguous States) is? These are two different "Center Points" Ever play Trivia or the game "Jeopardy" this information may come in handy. If you are into geocaching or land surveying you probably already know this answer. Both Center Points are in Kansas, USA off Highway 281.
Celebrate the road less traveled, (Highway 281) small towns in rural USA appreciate the economic boost we travelers bring to their area. More often than not you will be doing business with the owner rather than a corporation. It could be Mom, Pop or one of the kids working the store. Have you noticed that people in small towns seem friendlier. You don't have to travel far, or break the bank to have an awesome adventure!
We urge you, the family, friends and neighbors to get up and go explore rural America, the people, the places, the history and the many different cultural activities and recreational opportunities this great land has to offer. Anyone that appreciates Americana and the foundations of free enterprise should consider spending their tourist dollars where it benefits other Americans.
We are traveling the southern part of North America into Texas on Highway 281. Hidalgo County part of one of the fastest growing areas in the United States and with a cost of living lower than the U.S. average. A great agricultural area. Fresh fruits and vegetables most anytime of the year here. Winter visitors like to call this area, "home away from home". Entertainment for every member of the family. Annual events, festivals and weekly happenings, lots to see and do in these International Border-towns.
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, And the sky is not cloudy all day. "Home on the Range" was written around these parts. Out here on the Great Plains we are exploring North-Central Kansas, about 150 miles Northwest of Wichita. Just South of the Nebraska State line, Smith Center to Osborne on US Highway 281.
"Home on the Range" the state song of Kansas. By Dr. Brewster M. Higley wrote the words in a poem called "My Western Home" originally, in the early 1870s. Higley's first words are similar to those of the song today but not identical. The song was adopted by settlers, cowboys, and others and spread across the USA in various forms. The poem was first published in a December 1873 issue of the Smith County Pioneer under the title "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam." Source: Wikipedia®.