Monday, October 8, 2018

Elgin Kansas Revisited, a Kansas Ghost town

Elgin Ks.

I live about 15 miles from Elgin 
and every now and then I will take a drive down there
it's a fascinating little town,
 back in the 1800's  Elgin was the main Rail Head for cattle shipments to the North.

Cowboys would drive their cows up from Texas and Oklahoma to Elgin.

Those days are long gone,Now Elgin it just  shell of a town,
downtown lays in ruins, with all of the old brick buildings in total decay.

One of The only building standing

Id the old Elgin State Bank Building

the walls are still intact but the roof has long disappeared

It was a grand old building back in it's day
Wonder how many dollars passed thru it.

Inside the bank there sits this old safe
It appears to be original to the

Traveling west out of Elgin, following the Caney river 
you will come to the Bee Creek Bridge
The railroad used the bridge to span the the small Bee Creek
Bee Creek only runs after a good rain and it dumps into the Caney River.

Stone Arched Bridge Elgin Kansas.

While we were there my grandson decided to see if he could 
jump across the water 

Stone Arched Bridge Elgin Kansas.

Stone Arched Bridge Elgin Kansas.

Railroad Bridge over Bee Creek

So the next time you want to take a road trip 
come visit Elgin Kansas 

Located South and West Of Sedan Kansas.
it's worth the drive.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

My First Riding Lawn mower

My first Riding Lawn mower self propelled by granny Pete this is our grandson when he was probably 2 or 3 maybe 4 years old. He pushed the lawnmower from out of the garage  and set on it. My wife decided she would push him around a bit, then he didn't want to get off,
 and threw a fit (watch the whole video) when she went to get him off.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Tulsa Air and Space Museum Tulsa Oklahoma.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum 
Tulsa Oklahoma

Finally made the  drive to Tulsa
to visit the Tulsa Air and Space Museum

The Vintage World War two B-29 Bomber "FiFi"
was on display along with several other 
Vintage War planes.

FiFi One of only two Boeing B-29 
that fly
With Doc The Wichita Kansas Based 
fully restored B-29.

The massive Bomb bay's this bomber
has two separate bomb bays

This day there were other vintage aircraft on display

After checking out the aircraft on the run way 
we went into the museum 

Where there were numinous aircraft and space vehicles

The most impressive airplane was
the F-15 Fighter 
this thing was massive in size 

This is looking into the exhaust of the F-15

There are numerous other vintage airplanes on display
inside the building

There is a robot arm that was used on the space shuttle
that people could operate.

I enjoyed the F-15 and the B-29
my grandson is a bit more modern
and he freaked out seeing the MD 80 
That greets visitors as the arrive in the parking lot.

Hope you all enjoyed our visit to Tulsa 
let me know in the comments 
your favorite   part