Eisenhower Presidential Library and Home

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

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Flag of United States  , Kansas
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Today we got off just before 9:00 am.  The weather is sunny and made it to 90 today!

The drive was uneventful (thankfully) - and the highlight for today was a stop at Duncan Donuts!
How sad is that - hey at least I have progressed from the Cracker Barrel...

The terrain on this trip has been varied.  One minute you are in the plains, the next you are seeing great barns (ha) and then rolling hills and then rock ledge.  Today was a lot of vast acres of farm land, yet to be planted, or lots and lots of cows.  The creek beds are all dried up!

Did I tell you that we had two events on our last drive - one Nick got blown a half a lane to the right when a huge gust of wind caught him.  Luckily no one to the right of us.  The other was when we were on the highway and a big truck was entering from a rest area.  Nick tried to speed  up and get out of his way - but we have no speed - so it was close - he finally stopped at the end of the merge lane.  These are all things that he is going to have to anticipate.  He is getting much more accustomed to driving.  I'm not starting until we reach South Dakota!!

We didn't get to the Eisenhower Museum and Library until about 2:30, so we viewed his boyhood home which is in the exact place where it has been since the late 1800's. (It's amazing how they decorated back in the day - lots of patterns on the walls, floors and fabrics - it's enough to give you a headache; in one of the bedrooms of the Eisenhower house there was a handmade cover for a bed that was woven by Dwight's Grandfather!); the Library (where they only have one exhibit regarding the making of the Library),  The rest is for research only and they have 4 floors of archives including thousands of letters some of which are still classified.

The train business is in full force in this part of the country.  All for commercial usage and these trains go for a mile.  You don't want to get stopped at the barrier if you have to be somewhere because you will wait a good 15 minutes!  Last night I wasn't about to listen to that long-winded whistle of that darned train all night long, so what  else?  I took to drugs!  Advil Pm and I was out for the night...love that stuff!!!  

Just iin case you come in this direction, here are some of the other things to see in Kansas!  We don't stop between point A and B...too bad!

Tomorrow we hope to be off by midday and head up north and find a state park along the way.

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Pamela Ryan on

So is there nothing else to see but presidential homes and libraries? For example, world's biggest ball of string? Perhaps a pastoral winery? Hot springs? Mud baths? World's largest ant hill? World of western wear? Biggest pair of boots? HA!!

jerrygolfboyer on

I am really enjoying the photos-- nice job off framing the subject, putting things in the foreground and composition that rocks. Even pics through screens have an artsy look.

Joe & Ginny Lambdin on

Wow!! What an adventure you guys are having. It sounds just great. Well we just got back from Key West Florida. We went down there with my brother and his wife. The weather as terrific and we had a great time. We are still adjusting to civilian life. It has been a month since we left the mission. We are living with our daughter till e find a place. We may look in the West Virginia area. Just looking for a small place not to far away from the kids...Love you Blog, keep having a wonderful safe trip xooxxo Joey

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