On the Road to Oz...
Trip Start Jun 12, 2013
52Trip End Aug 01, 2013
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The OZ Museum is located in Wamego, Kansas. Wamego is located 10 miles east of Manhattan at the intersection of U.S. highway 24 and Kansas highway 99, also known as The Road to OZ.
"There's no place like home."
What words could be more appropriate when describing the dream of a small community that literally built a museum out of a rainbow's notion? It took the brains of a small group of leaders, the heart for what L
constructing a home for over 2,000 artifacts dating from 1900 to today. The OZ museum was built with a major grant from the State of Kansas and the generosity of the people of this small community, who also provided thousands of hours of volunteer time. The museum houses more than just memorabilia from the famous 1939 MGM musical starring Judy Garland! It encompasses earlier silent
films, one of which starred none other than Oliver Hardy (Laurel and Hardy fame) as the Tin Man as well as "The Wiz" starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The OZ Museum is dedicated to ALL things OZ. It is a treasure trove of delight and wonder and thrills visitors young and "young at heart."
It was amazing to see all the collectable items of interest. There were rooms dedicated to all the main characters. The Tin man, The Lion, The Scarecrow, Glenda the Good Witch and The Bad Witch as well as Dorothy. It was fun remembering the story and the characters. I even bought a Christmas tree ornament of the ruby slippers.
After we finished viewing the Land of Oz we headed back from where we just came from, or at least the last 30 miles of it
By the way no rain on the return trip back to Ft. Riley. We stopped here to see Deacon Ken's stomping ground. He suggested that we stop and see the Calvary Museum and the 1st Infantry Museum as well as the Custer House. Well because of budget cuts the first two are now closed on Sundays’ would have been nice to update their websites. So we went to see the Custer House. We found out that Custer never lived here??? OK, so this is the same blueprint of the house that Custer lived in. This was the oldest house on Ft. Riley.
We stopped at the Post Exchange to pick up some Scope and a munchie for the evening then went over to what we thought was a Super 8 Motel, but is now under new management. The motel was in need of a little TLC, but the lobby was clean and remodeled and the rooms were clean. Every thing was good until I tried to log into the internet. My computer would not let me get this done. So I called the front desk (let the phone ring for about 10 minutes until I got an answer.) Spoke to a man named Mike Kim, owner, talk about rude and arrogant. He was totally unhelpful. The other staff tried to help me but we could not get the laptop or the iPad to connect. The owner kept telling me it was my PC, but I kept pointing out to him that I was connecting to the network, but the network was not allowing me to connect to the internet
God Bless all my blog readers and recommend that no one stay at the JC Motel in Junction City Kansas.