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... my way to Abilene around 7 am. I stopped at a local coffee shop and had a nice breakfast about a mile from the Library. I arrived as the doors opened at the library. They accepted my Hoover membership for admission to Eisenhower as was promised. I was told that the first tour through the Eisenhower home was at 9:15. The home, library, and museum on are what I would describe as a campus. The home was not moved here from a neighborhood. Instead ...
... flat lands like the western half.
Also, did you know that there really is a 'Dorothy's House,' complete with a yellow brick road and all of the characters??? There is! It's in Liberal, Kansas, in the south western corner, just above Oklahoma. (Junctions 83 and 54 if you are interested) We didn't take that route, but you can!
... Also part of my route 'planning' was the knowledge that extreme weather was forecast for an exaggerated hourglass shape with its bottom lobe across southern Kansas and its top lobe across southern Nebraska. There was a thin line across northern Kansas that was 'safe' and that was what I was headed for. I drove on many a wet highway, and at one point about
a 10 minute stretch with mounds of hail on the shoulders........timing is everything!!
... and discovered that Danny, his wife, there small child, there new born and their big Lab-mutt dog were trying to get to somewhere near Selina, just where we were headed.
Just to be safe, I suggested that they drive slow ahead of us and we would follow to the next exit because, as the jack went down and our little emergency spare took the load, it was clear our spare was very low on air. Besides that, once ...
We're heading out right after lunch to get a head start, the weather is perfect and we are packed and loaded. We took hwy 179 to 87 through Boonville where we jumped onto hwy 5 then at Fayette got on hwy 3 I took a picture of the New Franklin sign showing it was Sara Evans' hometown. Again, the weather is perfect! It's that sun in your face the wind at your back open sky feeling! The coolest ...