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Elizabethtown, KY to Joplin, MO to Woodward, OK to Amarillo, TX…

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 OklahomaHampton 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. 

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See you on the road!

You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself. – Franz Kafka

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