Thursday, April 24, 2008

First Layover

I left today around 1:00 for Hastings, NE. First stop was Colby, KS, I needed to pick up a #24 embroidery foot for my machine, also needed a Cherry Coke by that time.
The drive through KS isn't bad through the NW area. Lots of trucks, farmers are busy planting and spraying their fields. It is sort of a depressing drive as one passes through all the little towns that are barely hanging on or have died.
In yesterday's post I mentioned traveling on the Rocket. The Rock Island Railroad was the company back then and when I passed through Jennings, KS today, there was a little sign that said the Rock Island "Rockets". I realized that the tracks running parallel to the highway were the ones I had traveled on years ago. I remember stopping in Omaha and Des Moines. Need to look at the sign on my way back through to see if it is a sports team.
I really enjoyed the drive between Holdridge and Hastings. There is so much flat, beautiful farm land and lots of trucks on the highway.
I meant Sharon this evening, one of the gals that will be traveling on to Paducah with me. She showed me some of her art quilts which are very nice, I think she will do well in the class.
I will post photos in a few days. We did change motels, at least now we will know we have air conditioning.
May not be able to post tomorrow or Sat. as there is very limited internet service at Magnolia Manor, but will have photos on Sunday.


  1. I'm glad to hear that you have successfully completed the first leg of your journey! Hopefully you didn't run into much's been so windy every day this week here in Castle Rock.

    When you get home you'll have to see if you can find any online photos from "The Rocket" - I would love to see what it looked like.

    Today we woke up to a dusting of snow on the grassy areas. The poor tree swallows are sitting on the deck rail in the sun, all puffed out trying to getting to get warmed up this morning.

    We also have our first tulip. (I wanted to post a photo, but it doesn't look like that's an option.) Spring time in Colorado!

    Looking forward to your next post!

  2. I will have to see if I can find a photo, there might be one at Old Town or the library. M.