Travel Blogs from Abilene
Cities- Dodge city, Wichita
Year of statehood-1861
Motto-To the stars through difficulties – ad astra per
Flower- Native Sunflower
5 other facts-24 state parks, state tree is the cottonwood,
state animal is the buffalo, state reptial is the ornate box turtle, famous for
... is like the others visited so far. All are dedicated to researchers and authors of the like. The one thing I found interesting was Ike's relationship with General Walter Bedell Smith, was Ike's chief of staff while planning the invasion. He was a master organizer and staff administrator. After the war, he continued advancement in the Truman administration, rising to be the Director of Central Intelligence. Once the prospect of Ike becoming ...
... evil of all evils, Kansas City stadium! Don't worry, Mike put a hex on them (yes them, there are two stadiums side by side). I can't promise it will work. Hell, he's been cursing me for years and I'm still here. I take back my previous statement, start worrying!
By the way, the eastern half of Kansas is beautiful rolling hills, ...
... br> My waiting strategy pays off and in about 20 minutes the rain abruptly stops, I go to have one last whiz, no small feat in rain gear and by the time I come back the sun is shining. So begins my day of; ride northbound in a glorious tailwind of better than 30 MPH until I would catch up to black sky or precipitation, then ride westbound in a pretty far from glorious crosswind of the same speed until I found a suitable northbound road again.
... except that Paula noticed a car pulled over on I70 and for some reason hit the brakes and pulled off the road.
I don't know why Paula pulled over but it sure was providential. It was a dilapidated Cadillac Seville with a blown out left rear tire and blown out spare. Danny and his wife were happy to see us. They had no tire. We took out our spare and, to my delight it fit the bolt pattern. We installed ...