My family and I are currently on a big road trip vacation. Because of this we are seeing many cool and exciting things. Since we have two little guys, we try to stop often, to at least walk around…but at best, check out new sites. Here are some of the fun things we have seen so far.
Corner of Texas: Don’t blink or you will miss it! So coming up from a tiny little back road highway in New Mexico (the 412) you will go through Texas and then into Oklahoma. There are signs to tell you this, as well. But the thing is, you are literally in Texas for hmmmm, maybe 10 seconds. “Welcome to Texas, You Are Now Leaving Texas, Welcome to Oklahoma”…..boom boom boom. It was pretty funny. After a long day of driving, we needed it.
Dodge City, Kansas: What a fun little town. Lots to see and do. Dodge City is known for its history as a wild west frontier land (think Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson). The Boot Hill Museum was fun. We got to tour the town that once entertained and housed many historical wild west men and women. The town itself is actually a recreation from the original, after a devastating fire had wiped it out decades ago. We walked around having drinks in the salon (they serve beer, wine as well as coffee and hot chocolate), we locked ourselves up in the jail, toured the real Boot Hill Cemetery and picked up some souveniers at the gift shop.
But the highlight was the Boot Hill Bed and Breakfast we stayed at. Considering we drove in around midnight and the owner, Kirt, was there to greet us, take us on a tour of the home and provide us with cookies and drinks….we were happy campers. We stayed in the Miss Kitty Room. It’s a two bed room, with an attached deck on the 2nd floor. The beds were very comfy, the bathroom was nice and big and the cookies were amazing.
The next morning Enid (the other owner) made us one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. A fabulously decorated table was waiting on us with fresh juice, coffee, amazing pastries and fruit. Then she started serving us as much as we liked of eggs, bacon and potatoes. I do NOT want to just glaze over the pastries though. They were freaking fantastic. I think there was about 4 different types, our family favorite was the cherry filled.
Eisenhower Presidential Museum and Library: In Abilene, Kansas we knew we had to go to the Eisenhower Museum. Our oldest kiddo is a huge military history buff, whose wheel house is anything WWII. We toured the beautiful museum, enjoyed the library, paid our respects at the Place of Meditation which is where Ike, Mamie and their first born son were laid to rest. We stopped by the gift shop and got some great stuff on the way out.
Holyrood: Driving out of Abilene on tiny little side roads. Everything is good until you start to panic about where you will be able to get gas….and it’s noon, we are getting hungry. We pulled in to this tiny town, Holyrood around 12:30. There was one gas station and it served lunch. We walked in and man, we were quite the spectacle. Pretty much the whole town was there for lunch. Big burly men in working clothes eating burgers, sandwiches and fries. We decided to order. I played it safe with a grilled chicken wrap, the youngest ordered a grilled cheese….but then my adventurous two. My husband ordered a taco burger and my oldest a fried bologna sandwich. We took our food to go, my husband quickly realized his burger could not be consumed while driving….as the consistency was more sloppy joe with taco seasoning, but good! We enjoyed our food and the break in the day!
**Until next road trip edition. 🙂