Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Abilene, Kansas

Trips to marathon / half marathon cities delight me. I cherish many memories.

The Eisenhower Marathon races in Abilene Kansas were among the most graciously and genuinely supported by the community that we have experienced.

Below see the Scouts and sponsors providing a water stop in the park. The courses took us through the park both on the way out and the way back to the finish.

Community gathering at the finish. Pancakes, sausage, and other snacks were served in the church at the left of the picture.

A drive around the town provided views of marvelous old homes.

Flowers were out ahead of the flowers in Minnesota.

Meditation center, burial site of the Eisenhowers.
You can click on any pictures to enlarge.

Thanks to all for patience with my celebrating the presidency of Eisenhower It was refreshing to revisit a great Republican President after enduring the Bush years.
The rash of anti-Washington bigotry is disappointing, from folks with some kind of amnesia about the past administration.

Well, enough already. We are running the park and on Gateway Trail and keeping on keeping on. Weather is marvelous for running right now.


Amytrigirl (aka Amybee) said...

As usual, GREAT pictures. I love traveling vicariously with you and Don....

I rode the Gateway last weekend. It was beautiful. I'll let you know if I get out that way again.

Beth said...

Great pictures and I'm so glad you had a great trip. Yes, this weather is truly fantastic and that's great that you are enjoying it!