On board the train, we ate our lunches in the dining car while our tour guide Wendy talked to us a little bit about the history of Abilene and the train we were riding on. We rode for 30 minutes, and then for the last 30 minutes we switched to more of the open air train car we sat on picnic tables or benches for the ride back. The kids enjoyed it very much.
After this ride, most families went on to tour the Heritage Center in Abilene where there was an old carousel, telephone museum, and then some went on to tour the Dwight Eisenhower museum. We decided not to do these things and instead head back to Wichita via the city of Salina so that we could stop by Cozy's Hamburgers and introduce the kids to this old treasured establishment. When I was in elementary school, I lived in Salina and Cozy's was very popular. Their hamburgers are made with onions, and served with mustard and pickles. You have to order a certain number by the sack full, but they are smaller in size than regular burgers, so you can eat quite a few. Roger was introduced to Cozy's many years ago, so since then whenever we go to Salina we have to stop at Cozy's. Then, a few hours later Roger's parents arrived in town from Colorado to celebrate Lauren's birthday which is tomorrow. They got to see her during her taekwondo class while Evan was at drum lessons. A very fun, but busy day yesterday.