Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Home of Dorothy

Liberal, Kansas
Seward County Event Center
Site #4

Our drive today began around 8 am and we continued up US 54 through Texas, Oklahoma and then into Kansas.  Sounds like a long drive but it was about 108 miles.  I ended up driving the whole way as we didn't make a stop.  

The wind was blowing but in the 20's mph not the 40 plus of the past days.  There was no blowing dust and it turned out to be a pleasant drive.  

I backed in the trailer and poor Bill was outside trying to help me.  The winds were blowing at a pretty good clip, but the temperature had fallen drastically.  

They have a strange fee structure. Why would you charge $15 for sewer hook up?
You can see by this photo how much the winds were blowing.
After lunch we decided to visit the Coronado Museum.  Don and Sharon had seen it before so they didn't go with us.  It's a good thing.  If you've been reading this blog for a while you know the problems I have with a calendar.  
Open Tuesday through Saturday.  Funny, I really thought today was Wednesday.  
Here's the outside of the Coronado Museum that's not open on Wednesday.
The Museum is right next door to Dorothy's House and the Land of Oz.  You just follow the yellow brick road.  
It was constructed like the movie site.

Bill and I walked across the street to read the Historical Marker and check out a bronze.  
I like the part about Seymour Rogers who settled here in the mid-1880's and was said to have been "mighty liberal" with his well water.  The town of Liberal was established in 1888.

This is a statue of Francisco Vasquez De Coronado who was in this territory in 1514 looking for the "Seven Cities of Gold".

I suggested the Mid-America Air Museum, but Bill didn't want to go.  
After a fuel stop and Walmart stop we arrived back to find this prairie dog through our window.  It looks like this little creature was giving us his best side.

He did turn around and give us a better photo.

Ever since we missed the Italian dinner in Deming, Bill said he was craving spaghetti.  I think it might have been worth waiting for.  
 I didn't get the details on the building and dates, but I'm sure Sharon will post them in her blog.
It was difficult what to choose.  I finally ordered the pasta sampler and it was perfect for someone who couldn't make up her mind.  Dinner was perfect.
 It's hard to believe that last Thursday we went to Benson for dinner with Don and Sharon and to drive to Deming the next day for dinner at the Adobe Deli.  We've had such a great time with them that we kept changing our plans to stay another day.  Don suggested we drive to Minden, NE with them tomorrow.  We spent nearly a month in Nebraska last year and visited Minden, along with many other towns and sites, and while we really enjoy their company and the state, we have other plans.  

Turtle Safely.........


  1. It's been great traveling with you. Have a great time with your next adventures!

  2. Sure glad the weather cooperated better today. We've run into the closed museums a couple of times. I always have to double check what day it is when that happens to me. You've had some great times with Sharon and Don. Fun to travel with them, I'm sure.

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