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
... was key to the defeat of Nazi Germany. The exhibits were a combination of pictures and text that documented the progress of all theaters of the war. I spent close to two hours reading my way through this exhibit. One of the more interesting things I found out was that Ike took the necessary classes to acquire a pilot's license while on duty in the Panama Canal Zone around the age of 49. The artifacts were mostly guns, uniforms and other ...
... 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, ...
... took one in the chest, musta been a glancing blow cus it didn't hurt, but his wreckage fell into my lap and he was huge! The other 2 were face shield hits that sounded like a hit from a .50 cal inside my bucket.
While I am on the topic of bugs and helmets, another small rant. My fancy iicon helmet has all sorts of ducts, and slits & slots and venturi's on and in it, to providing cooling and to ensure the visor doesn't fog up. On the ...
Day 5 back on the road
Yesterday we had the best breakfast yet with Paula's cousin, Michael DeGarie and his wife Sandra. The last time we'd seen them, Paula and I were camping in a park on Lake Dillon and we'd visited. That was 1992. Back then Michael was a chiropractor. As an avocation he and Sandra had taken up country dancing. Now Michael is wrangler for Copper Mountain, handling the big Belgian and ...