Saturday, October 27, 2007


While in New Mexico we visited this pecan farm. With 128,000 trees it is the largest producer of pecans in the world. They are getting ready to harvest so we did not get a tour of the factory, but got to watch a video and sample some of the product.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Abilene Texas

We spent two (2) days in Abilene and enyoyed the town very much. We visited their small but very nice zoo. What we really enjoyed was a museum call Frontier Texas ( a must see). It covered the years from 1770 to 1870 and told the story of the real people who developed Texas, not the ones you see in the movies.

It was narrated by Buck Taylor (Newly of the old Gunsmoke TV show).

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ft. Worth Stockyards

This area has been turned into a big tourist attraction. Many shops, eating establishments etc.

They also have a real cattle drive down the street like it used to be in the late 1800's.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Gene Autry Oklahoma

Yesterday we visited the Gene Autry museum located in Gene Autry Oklahoma. It is located here because he had a big ranch near here. The town was rename this as a result.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Melvern Lake

Been here for the last week. Campground is beautiful and has full hookups plus 50 amp for $9.50.nite with Golden Age Passport.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Council Grove on the Santa Fe Trail

Yesterday we drove to Council Grove where the Santa Fe Trail crossed the Neoseo River. This was a shallow area and easily forded. Many historic buildings here as this was the last place to stock up on suppies before getting into county with little to no towns until they got to Santa Fe.

We ate at the Hays House which has been serving meals since 1857. Food was good.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve

We visited one of the last prairies in the nation yesterday. This preserve location in south central Kansas consist of some 10,000 acres and includes the remains of the Spring Hill Ranch later know as the Z Bar Ranch.

We took a tour where the Ranger explained all the grasses and the rocks. The preserve is located in the Flint Hills.