Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Day 1, Tuesday, June 2nd

Left the farm about 6:30 AM, and headed out on this year's adventure, via BB, SW 200, MO-58, MO-131, M2, KS-68 & I-35.  Got to Wichita about 11 AM, and got a scenic tour thru the city, compliments of Garmin.  We visited the Art museum, which has a small but nice collection of Russells, along with a few well-known & not-so-well-known American artists.  Decent museum.

We ate lunch at River City Brewing Co, adjacent to the Museum of World Treasures.  Food was good, didn't try the beer.  The museum, however, was awesome and eclectic.  3 floors covering all eras from dinosaurs to the modern, with an excellent militaria collection, along with mummies, Greco-Roman relics, etc.  Too much to mention.

Last stop was the Mid-America All-Indian Center, which had some art by some notable Indian artists.  It's also adjacent to a prominent steel sculpture called Keeper of the Plains.

Left Wichita at 3:15 on US-54 and got to Pratt at 4:30.  Staying at the HIE, and ate at a little hole-in-the-wall Mexican place called El Trancazo on the recommendation of the desk clerk.  It was good, but come payment time we found that we had both forgotten our wallets at the motel.  Sandra stayed as hostage while I hustled back, got the wallet, and returned  to ransom her.

Tomorrow it's, Tucumcari via Greensburg, Mullinville & Liberal (the Cattleman's Cafe for lunch).  For the day 333 miles.

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