(Abilene, KS) Hi 84 Lo 76 -- We moved about 200 miles southwest of Omaha today to Abilene, Kansas. Jim wants to see as many of the 12 Presidential Libraries and Museums as he can while we're on the road. Abilene is the boyhood home of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and also the location of the Eisenhower Library and Museum.
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We had a great trip but it was very windy. Jim didn’t notice it too much, but I sure did. Since he has dual rear wheels on his truck he’s more stable so it has to be very high winds before he feels it. The terrain was moderately hilly when we started out, then by Lincoln, NE it started to flatten out a bit. I’m a country gal who grew up around farms. All the fields brought back memories of my youth.
There were plenty of hay fields too.
When we got to Kansas we passed this Pony Express Station. There are several of them around these parts, and they're all National Landmarks.
A very large grain elevator.
We arrived about 2:30 at the Covered Wagon RV Park in downtown Abilene.
Our site is a nice long pull through with 50 amp full hookups, good satellite (no trees), and a great view of the sky to watch for approaching storms.
You can see the office from our site.
After getting set up we went to La Fiesta for a Mexican dinner. It was recommended by the lady in the office, and it turned out to be a good choice.
The food was very good, including this fried ice cream dessert.
We watched TV and relaxed for the rest of the evening. We're here for two days.