May 26, 2010

More Kansas...Day 6

Historic Abilene, Kansas

Today's highlight was spending a couple of hours in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Museum in Abilene, Kansas. This was such a great museum! I was really looking forward to this stop and I certainly was not disappointed. Adjacent to the museum was a small 'old town' recreation of old buildings, which is always fun, too. We certainly got a good dose of history today, that's for sure.

Driving onward towards St. Louis we ran into more bad weather. Well, to say it was bad would be an understatement, actually. Heavy, heavy pelting rain, fog, attention-getting thunder and strike after strike of lightning, right on top of us I might add, beleaguered us for most of the last hour or so of our drive to meet with our good friend Dane. But, we made it and had a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable time at dinner. Luckily for us, we are going to be spending more time with Dane tomorrow morning as we tour a couple of local museums.

Distance traveled: 430-ish miles
High temperature: 91*...wow!
Price paid for gas: $2.28/gallon!
Travelers hit with nasty cold: 3
Pics snapped: 55
Impulse item of the day: cheesy hat for Dane
Rather rude truckers encountered on the highway: too many to count
Lowest speed traveled on highway: 20 mph during horrid storm


Worth remembering:
The brightest rainbow I have ever seen!

Not worth remembering:
The incredibly slo-o-o-ow Starbucks in Topeka, Kansas. When I asked if they had gone to Seattle to get our coffee, the little gal replied, "Oh, don't worry; it was made with love!" Alrighty then. (Serves me right for being sarcastic, I suppose!)


2 comments:

Mama Cache said...

Nice shots, Liz -- all of them. What a treat to see such a rainbow, too.

Sorry about the rain and the colds . . . ;-( I pray everyone mends quickly.

Jedi-J said...

Hahaha that was so awesome! "Made with love!"