Eisenhower Presidential Library and Home
Trip Start May 01, 2013
186Trip End May 01, 2014
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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
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
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.