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Ellsworth to Salina, KS – Day 37

(1570 miles)
Left the fine town of Ellsworth, KS after a huge breakfast at the Ellsworth Steak House. We also had to stop at Alco to buy more of our favorite cookies (a bargain at 99 cents).

We weren’t too far up the road when my buddy (Tag) from the general store in Claflin found us. He said he was a bit worried about us and had been out looking for us all morning. He was disappointed in the short distance we had traveled…great sense of humor. I am so happy Tag found us and I feel like I have another Grandpa

Another day of looking for shade lead us into the Brookville Park. The town had no services but I had asked if I could use the facilities in the Brookville United Methodist Church. I was a bit taken back when I walked in the church and found there was a graduation party taking place. I was there not five seconds before they invited us in to have some food and drink. Congrats again to Emily on her graduation and thanks to her whole family for the great rest stop.

A few pics from the community of Brookville
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Being July 2nd it is time to load up on fireworks

Bet it was nice in it’s day

I can only tell him so many times not to play by the tracks….


Gene keeps hoping a farmer will ask for his help.

These two streets are not supposed to cross?

While Gene was working at the local Salina pub (Rendevous Bar) we were told The Cozy Inn is the home of the original slider.

Sorry, but White Castle still gets my vote as Cozy’s doesn’t offer cheese!

This was our destination to camp but the threatening clouds and distant lightening encouraged us to take shelter in a local hotel. Not to mention the number of cars backed in and others doing laps in the park.


2 responses

  1. Jen enjoying your blog in between the British Open and the girls soccer against Japan.
    Go USA

    July 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

  2. Ray

    Digging the Daddy RAY picture (you guys must miss me ;)

    July 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

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