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
... hotels. Only problem....it's a dry county.....oh well....we needed to be weaned off the cocktails anyway.
In the am we found a circuit fit walking path along the Arkansas river ...How fun. Enjoyed our time here and would love to come back sometime.
Back on the I 40 to continue westward.... to both the north and south are the Ozark parks. The day is overcast and the hills all look blue in ...
... 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 ...
... 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!
... 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 ...