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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kansas Day Trip

Allen and I took a day trip to explore more of Kansas.                                     

We had no plan other than we wanted to see the cemeteries in Victoria and Pfeifer.  

We turned off on Highway  4 at Lindsborg, on the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway.

Here is where we ended up going, but it was all unplanned.

Wild Kansas sunflowers dotted the highway.

I had too much coffee - time for a break!

                                              I love the Kansas elevators in every town

As we drove by Claflin, I saw the downtown and told Al we had to turn in to get a closer look.

On the city's web-cite I read the following:  

"J.W. Miller established a hardware, implement, plumbing, heating and repair business in 1903 famously known as Miller's of Claflin.  Today, they boast an impressive 13 showrooms and are one of the largest furniture stores in the State of Kansas.  (had no clue!)

Miller's  Main Street facades are an exact replica of the town from our old-time past and give downtown Claflin a sense of nostalgia one can only experience when visiting."

We were there on Labor Day, so all the shops were closed.  
That day it was a ghost town!  Not a soul around! 

We will have to return sometime just to do some window shopping!  Well, maybe  I will.  Al is not much of a shopper!

Highway 4 beyond Claflin was closed so we had to take another route.  We drove north.  There were hay bales all over.

 I am intrigued by these old deteriorated homes.  I would love to know the stories! - the history of the families who lived here!

We enjoy taking off on old country roads to explore!
You can faintly see the windmills that are on the north side of I-70.

This is post rock country.  They use this rock as a fence post and brace.  In the old days, with so few trees around the prairie, the settlers used what they had!

Beautiful Kansas prairie!

 Snow on the mountain wildflower

                                                                                         Milo field

We came up to Wilson.  We could have gotten on I-70, but why?  We'd been on that highway numerous times.  We wanted to be on most roads we've never tried before!   (Connie, don't the curvey highways look much more adventurous??)
 Besides, you would not have seen these guys from the highway!

 Or this unusual building in town of Russell!

Next stop - Victoria and Pfeifer!

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