Wednesday, September 19, 2012

On to Colorado

We spent a couple of weeks in Michigan visiting before heading to Colorado where Ann had a host job lined up at a state park.  We stopped for a few days in our old stomping grounds, St. Charles MO.  We visited with friends and checked out the old neighborhood and old town St. Charles.  After all of the touring we've done of historic towns in the East over the last year, we were glad to see that historic Saint Charles is still in great shape and ranks right up there with the best of them.

Childhood home of Dwight Eisenhower
Abilene, KS
On our way across Kansas we stopped at the Eisenhower childhood home and Presidential museum in Abilene.  The home was another great one with 100% authentic furnishings because the home was turned over to a state trust directly from the family.  We also enjoyed the museum and learned a lot of details about his life and accomplishments that we didn't know.  

We are now outside Denver at Barr Lake State Park for a two month volunteer gig in exchange for full hookups.  The awesome part of this is being a short distance from our daughter.  After all, that is why we are here!  We will hang in here until the weather chases us south.