Dan and I went on a road trip last week that took us through eastern Colorado, all the way through Kansas, and into Missouri. I'm convinced that every state in the union has something interesting to offer. I've yet to be disappointed.
We stopped at several places along the way, but our favorite was in Abilene, Kansas, at the Eisenhower Museum and Library.
This is the boyhood home of President Eisenhower. Can you imagine a family of nine living here? David and Ida Eisenhower had six sons. David's father lived with them as well. It is a charming little house, but there is hardly enough space for six rambunctious boys to romp around.
Here is a statue of Eisenhower. The base has quotes from various periods of his military career and presidency.
"I cannot let this day pass without telling the fighting men ... that my fondest boast shall always be: I was their fellow-soldier"
Address to the American Soldier
February 7, 1948
The library. . .
The Place of Meditation and final resting place . . .
The museum. . .
We only spent a couple of hours here, but I could have stayed all afternoon. President museums are fascinating, showcasing not only the president, but our country and history of the time.