It cleared up as we drove by St. Joe on this double decker bridge with the famous river on our right.
The first town is Atchison, KS, Home of Amelia Earhart.
Again Grain elevators take over the landscape, I take wonder at the amount of grain storage in the USA. And how much our farmers can produce. Farming and raising cattle had a large part of starting this country and they keep us (And much of the world) FED. When I see so many Square miles of grain, I can't help but be amazed at the task of a planting and harvest.
Topeka, Kansas the capitol of the great state of Kansas.
Just out side of Topeka the landscape goes to green rolling hills, with cattle grazing (not on this picture though)
Reaching Abilene, where we had originally decided to over night we decided to pass up on President Eisenhower's home town. We have been here before.
On the windy hills of the plains we spy a wind farm At first I said this one does not compare to the one we saw in Arizonia, but was I fooled, It went on for miles.
(I lost some picture here)
The terrain again changes into flat or small rolling hills and miles and miles of grain. Kansas crops are valued at near 8 Billion dollars'
Being from North Carolina we wanted to have breakfast with Bob and Elizebeth Dole. I figured she could scare up some country ham, GRITS and eggs. But alas, they weren't home.
The Picture above is of their corner house. The ever present Grain elevators in the back ground. the house is nice and neat as you would expect. But it is only about 1200-1300 sq ft.
Sherry caught the front view. It is a nice home. Russell has a population of about 4,000 souls.
Since we could nto get a Breakfast date we went back to our home. We overnighted at the 'Triple J' RV park near the I-70 exit at Russell. YOu have to love these little towns, and teh folks are so friendly.
Night Watchman is a person who earns his living without doing a day's work.