From Bartlesville, OK

Last night we slept with the windows open all night, and this morning we kept hearing an occasional Thwok! sound.  We figured out it was a bird trying to get in our window, but we couldn’t actually see him till we sat down for breakfast.  He came right up and sat on our window ledge for probably half a minute or so, having a good look at us as though we were animals in the zoo.  We said hello to him and he flew into the tree next to our window.

The morning cardinal

The morning cardinal

We left our beautiful RV park this morning and headed south on 75.  Auburn, Nebraska was a cute little town:

Downtown Auburn, NE

Downtown Auburn, NE

As was Dawson:

A lovely home in Dawson, NE

A lovely home in Dawson, NE

Then we entered Kansas.  On this trip, as we’ve been entering a state I have been reading all of the notes in red letters in my atlas.  Kansas has some intriguing sounding sites:  The World’s Largest Ball of Sisal Twine in Cawker City; The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum in La Crosse; Dalton Gang Hideout in Meade; Walter P Chrysler’s Boyhood Home and Museum in Ellis; Dwight D Eisenhower’s Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene; Geographic Center of the Conterminous US in Lebanon; Pony Express Barn Museum in Marysville; Decatur County Last Indian Raid Museum in Oberlin.

Welcome to Kansas

Welcome to Kansas

And then I saw something I absolutely had to see: Little House on the Prairie.  It was just a couple miles off 75.  Mark was agreeable so we went.

What's on the grounds of the Little House on the Prairie

What’s on the grounds of the Little House on the Prairie

A replica of the house Charles Ingalls built

A replica of the house Charles Ingalls built

It really WAS a little house on the prairie!

It really WAS a little house on the prairie!

Inside the cabin (from their brochure)

Inside the cabin (from their brochure)

Mark was interested in the traps outside the Little House on the Prairie

Mark was interested in the traps outside the Little House on the Prairie

The post office that was used from 1885-1997

The post office that was used from 1885-1997

The schoolhouse

The schoolhouse

Inside the schoolroom

Inside the schoolroom

In one of the front rooms

In one of the front rooms

In the other front room

In the other front room

On the front porch of the gift shop

On the front porch of the gift shop

Inside the front room

Inside the front room

Inside the back room

Inside the back room

I liked the stump chair

I liked the stump chair

The museum is open through October 31st, but unfortunately it’s closed on Mondays.  We walked around the grounds and I did my best to take pictures through windows and such.  The actual log cabin was so dark inside that I couldn’t get a very good picture, so I took a picture of the picture in the brochure we picked up.  Baby Carrie Ingalls was born here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also saw this on the ground.  I’m wondering if it’s what they call Ugly Fruit?

What it looks like on the outside

What it looks like on the outside

What it looks like on the inside

What it looks like on the inside

There was a farm next door with a couple donkeys on it.  There was a sign next to the fence that basically said farmers couldn’t be held responsible for injuries their animals caused, so I was going to keep my hands on my side of the fence.  However, this gentle creature came over and let me pet him, and he was really good at posing!

The sweet neighbor

The sweet neighbor

From there, it wasn’t far to the border of Oklahoma and our destination for tonight of Bartlesville.  Our campsite is along the Caney River on the outskirts of town.

Our campsite

Our campsite

The Caney River

The Caney River

1 thought on “From Bartlesville, OK

  1. What an interesting trip you’re having. Sure enjoying your blogs & the pics.
    My parents came to ID from Western Nebraska, & my Daddy was born in Iowa.
    And . . . .thank you for Bob’s birthday card; I don’t know how you do it, but your cards always arrive right on the day.
    Have a blessed & safe trip.
    Love from Mama Marilyn

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