Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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.
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!)
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.
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.
Beautiful Kansas prairie!
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??)
Next stop - Victoria and Pfeifer!