Abilene - Eisenhower

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

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Camp A Way RV Park and Campground Lincoln
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska.  Yesterday we spent half the day back at the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene.  Again an amazing experience to learn about these Presidents not only in a political way, but about the "man" himself, his family, his upbringing, and how all that shaped their lives before their Presidency.  And, again, the amount of material that you are able to read, view, interact with is mind blowing.  One experience in the museum is walking off the platform that the soldiers came off and onto the beach at Normandy.  The chills that went through my body were amazing. I can still feel them as I write this. Very powerful stuff.

Remember me telling you about the never-ending trains that roll through Abilene...well as we were going into the museum, a train was coming into town behind the museum and I started talking to one of the guards at the museum.  I asked him about these trains and I was telling him how much more activity there is here in the this part of the Country than in the East...and I was saying that you must have to wait 15 minutes when they cross the road.  He said that some of the trains are more than a mile long; and like pilots, they can only do so many hours before they have to change Engineers and at times they will stop a train NO MATTER THAT IT IS ACROSS A ROADWAY(or many roadways) and it may be an HOUR before they more it!  WHAT?

So are we travelled out of Kansas and into Nebraska we saw many areas where the trains pull up to the grain elevators.  The two biggest building in this part of the country are the Grain Storage Buildings and the Cattle Auction Buildings.

You will see photos of the changes in the scenery around the roadways.  At some points you have a view for miles and other time you see see dry farmland and at others lush prairie grasses and, of course, barns!!!

Road kill was sparse - only a raccoon.

Today I think we are going to take a break from all this education we are getting and go and see Gatsby in 3D!  

Enjoy your day!
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Pamela Ryan on

Yup, that looks like Kansas alright....a whole lotta nothin' !!!!

Pamela Ryan on

OOPS, I guess that was Nebraska!! hahaha

Jennifer on

Hi Sandy. I love keeping up with you on your travels. Lauren asked if you could add her email so she could receive the updates as well. bubbleboo28@aol.com Miss you much!

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