Friday, September 6, 2013

Day 1, 9/6/13, Warrensburg to Abilene

Here we are in Abilene after a 260 mile drive via MO-13, MO-58, MO-131, MO-2, KS-68, US-59, US-56, US-75, I-70, KS-177, KS-18 & I-70 again.

Our first significant stop was the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS.  This is an excellent museum with interpretation of the geology, ecology and human history of the Flint Hills/tall grass prairie.  Bill was impressed with the display of how deep the roots may go - since he's planted and/or nurtured various types of tall grass on the farm.

Lunch at a chain BBQ place in Junction City called Cox Family.  Pretty good & reasonable. 

Then it was on to Abilene and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library & Museum.  The exhibit included a WWII exhibit, the best I've seen.  It will be on into 2014.  We highly recommend it, and allow a LOT of time. This is a statue of Ike on the grounds.

Dinner at M&R Grill in ABilene.  Excellent chicken fried steak & onion rings.   We're spending the night at the Holiday Inn Express in Abilene, avoiding a bunch of folks on a tour bus.  Tomorrow we're off to La Junta via Great Bend, Ness City, Lamar & Bent's Old Fort.

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