I spent two nights in Elizabethtown but did very little…strange to need down time first starting out but my lazy butt insisted. I visited Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort and just kind of drove around but didn’t see much else that interested me…beside a mural on the side of a building. I love murals! The time, patience and artistry that goes into pouring your heart and soul into a piece of art is amazing.
From the title of this post you might think I am going to be traveling really fast but time will slow down, I will be taking my time soon to see more as I get closer to my destination. I am trying to travel to parts of the states I have not been to before on that I-90 trip and see new things.
It was a little weird going to Josephine’s because it appeared I was going to someone’s private home and someone was outside working on the house. I was uncomfortable though I did walk around a little but not the entire park. I think I would have felt more comfortable if other’s had been there. I did look at the website when I got back to the hotel to make sure I went to the correct place and was disappointed I didn’t just go with it…I missed so much!
After leaving Elizabethtown I decided to head to Joplin, MO. With more than a full down day I had time to do a little research into what I might like to do in the area. I had several things in mind but I couldn’t find one of them after driving around for over a half hour. I did however discover Butt Drug…you can’t make this stuff up! It is a good old fashioned drug store with a soda fountain and the best ice cream I ever had! It is a side trip I took after seeing a sign up on the highway in Corydon, IN. Well worth the extra drive!
Getting back on track I headed to Joplin and discovered Mercy Park…it was a cold, windy day but the park was lovely!
And then the storm came in and stayed with us a few days…
I stayed in Joplin at the Hilton Garden Inn and nothing once I arrived but the sun did come out later in the afternoon.
Next day I was off to Oklahoma…Hampton Inn in Woodward. Settled in and went to get myself some dinner at Diarti’s Italian Cafe…great food!! It seemed like it was prom night in town. I lucked out being able to get a table and I was WAY under dressed for the crowd. A few police officers came in for dinner and sat across from me…call me paranoid but since I wasn’t in a prom dress I was thinking I stuck out like a sore thumb and they were staring at me. Really! See the picture below. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Time to rise and shine to head for Amarillo, TX. A gentleman I met in NY who is also a photographer who travels around the country knew what direction I was headed in and he gave me several recommendations on places to check out. My first stop though was a chance sighting of this windmill place. I can’t remember the name of it and I don’t know if it was in Oklahoma or Texas but it was a pretty cool place.
I just noticed in one of the pictures there are a couple of signs. I enlarged it in my folder and got the name of the place! Shattuck Windmill Museum & Park in Shattuck, OK!
This was the only real stop for the day. It was on to the way to Amarillo, TX. I checked into Embassy Suites, had a snack and called it a night.
I am here for a couple nights and have the list of places to check out that my friend gave me. Be sure to come back tomorrow to enjoy where he sends me and what I find.