Friday, April 27, 2012

Abilene Field Trip

Yesterday we went with some families from our homeschool co-op up to Abilene to take a train ride that lasted about 1 hour. Roger had taken the day off of work and came with us. I really enjoyed the ride up there through the countryside and seeing all of the farmers fields lush and green. We arrived in Abilene early so Roger drove us through the boyscout camp that is located there that he and Evan went to last year and it was very, very nice.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you got to do this. We did the train in Abilene with a home school group years ago. (I think L was a baby.)It was a lot of fun. We couldn't make it to this one. Too bad for L & E. Maybe some day we can do it. I love the Eisenhower Museum. They're getting old enough to enjoy and get some good history from museum.