Getting to Know Truman on a First Name Basis

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today we went to the Truman Home and then back to the Museum for another two hours.  I think we just about did it all there.  It's amazing how huge these are.  So many things saved over the years by these men.  Thankfully!

It was close to 90 degrees today and bright and sunny - we finally had a nice little cookout - no Road Kill today, but wait till you see what crossed the road in front of us...little did he know what was going through our minds.  We felt like Pavlov's dogs...hmmm. Such a tease...

Tomorrow we are off to the Eisenhower Library and then I promise NO MORE...I'm on sensory overload right about now. BUT my dearly departed dad would be so proud.  We ONLY took educational vacations as kids, so this is just the way I think, I guess.

After tomorrow, we will become free spirits.  We need to be in Minneapolis 5/21 to see friends , but we can pick and choose how we get there and hopefully we can be a little freer and not feel like we have to get someplace every day and rush past MY DAMN BARNS!!!! hearing from you in your comments and glad that you all seem to be enjoying this journey - and for you it's FREE - think of it that way!!

Hold my job  - I WILL NEED it!!!!

P.S.  IF you remember my post of last night and how I was raving about the quiet of the campground...well little did I know that the TRAIN rolls through the town at the bottom of this hill we are on.  I swear they are about 15 minutes long and the engineer must have a fetish with the horn 'cause he LAYS on that this for a very, very long time.  AND they do there best to roll through twice in the wee hours of the morning...I'd say once at around 2 AM and the other maybe around 3 AM.  Oh to be hard of hearing...NICK:  What train, I didn't hear a train!!!  (Judge, I rest my case)!!


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Caroline Jenkins on

I'm loving hearing about your trip! And I would enjoy the Truman hometown experience and the Eisenhower one too. You had the same kind of parents I did, it seems. I think we had only educational trips too.

Pamela Ryan on

Hi Sandy. Yes, sometimes I think being deaf is a blessing. HA I guess its good that your driver got a good night's sleep. Now I know you wouldn't dare put a sweet little otter in your soup pot. You're a softy at heart!!!

Cousin Mike on

5/15/13 This is so well done! I returned Sunday night from a bus trip with the group to see Greene and Greene houses in northern Calif. Was is Carmel, Berkeley, and Santa Rosa area. I don't know where you get the time, Sandy! Love, Cousin Mike in Sherman Oaks on

I love reading your daily log every day. Yeah, those trains are pretty loud.

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