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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Penny is Remembered

 
Halstead, Kansas               High 67 Low 49

Cindy got a picture of the Kearney Bridge over I-80 on our way to Burr Oak and we wanted to put it on this post.
We are at The Spring Lakes RV Resort with Coast to Coast for $5.00 per night (not bad). Ther are Canadian Geese all over the place, some with babies.


It was a nice day today. We didn’t have anything planned for the day, so we went to see the nearest Quilt Stores. When we went into the first one in Newton, the lady told us “you have been here before, I remember the puppy.” It has been almost two years ago since we were there. Cindy and I also remembered the store.

After the Quilt Store we went to get the truck filled with diesel. $2.25 per gallon didn’t seem too bad, but it went up 4 cents from yesterday. They are getting ready for the Memorial Day weekend.

In between the two Quilt Stores we saw and old truck and gas station along Highway 50 and got pictures of it.

The next Quilt Store was one in Hutchinson, about 20 miles west of us. We had also been to that one when we were here before.

After the Quilt Store, we wanted to go to the small Amish/Mennonite community of Yoder. When we were here two years ago we got some of their sausage which we really like and wanted to get some more.

We went to the Museum in Hastings, Nebraska on our way here. It is a Natural History Museum with a lot more. It is set up with different sections. One section has the animals and birds that have lived in Nebraska. 
 These bronze statues are in the flower gardens out side the Museum.




 There was a section that had ammunition and guns from the Civil War through the First World War.
 This sign told that far more soldiers died in the Wars from infection and disease that from wounds.







 An old quilt from 1881.
Another section had fossils from the dinosaur age with several examples of mammoth and other bones.


 Early telephone operator system and example of telegraph.
There was another section with examples of sea life with several star fish we had never seen before. It also had different lobsters and crabs.


It was an interesting Museum.
 This is looking out our windshield after leaving the Hastings Museum for a little while.
 Down town Burr Oak, Kansas.
 

Thanks for visiting. 

6 comments:

  1. Glad to see you enjoying the museums and only a little rain.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. What a scary post title.. . .

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  3. Looks like more fun times exploring in Kansas.

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  4. I have to agree with John - your post title made my heart drop. That is quite the museum.

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  5. You had me worried for a second there!! Penny is definitely a memorable little girl!! Give her a squinch for me!!!

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  6. Oh my word, I thought you lost Penny!!!

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