He is doing the scavenger hunt through the park. Learning a little bit about life out on the prairie.
We got gas in Larned.
At the Eisenhower Library! In Abilene.
We thought we could get a Jr Ranger badge, and we had been told we could get a Jr Secret Service Badge. The man at the entrance said, no, we are not the Park Service, we are the National Archives and we do not do that. Um, okay. He was rather snippy.
We did the tour of the boy hood home
It was a very interesting place.
We decided to skip Tall Grass, one of the National Parks on our list, since we found out it was not finished yet.
I did not know that exit 301 was Fort Riley. We were able to go on base and visit the museum. Lon had so much fun looking at all the exhibits. I was trying to tell him about his Great Grandfather who was in the Ohio Calvary. (Mark's Grandfather).
The sign behind him reads:
This 1930s Trooper - Symbolic of the last generation of American Calvarymen- Saultes a past rich in tradition and heritage.
Not sure if I was allowed to take photos or not. I only took this one outside
Highway 70 turns into a toll road before you get to the city.
We had to get gas on that part of the road, Lawrence Kansas
We just happened to hit the tail end of rush hour. The traffic got worse as we got more into the city. I think this is the last city we are going through. The rest of the trip is all secondary roads and around cities. I have the next two days planned, they will be in Missouri.