Quiet GroundsWhen you look at the Coolspring Power Museum events schedule you see Saturday is the last day of the expos. Most visitors head home Saturday afternoon. The volunteers and engineers and staff work Saturday afternoon and evening to prepare the engines for the winter. That group gets even smaller on Sunday.
The museum grounds take on an entirely different look and sound on Sunday. It gets very quiet without the engines running.
Xyra reorganized the truck while Franz was rechecking engines in the Power Tech Annex and down at Sudlow Station. Then he helped Professor M move a few engines and put vehicles away.
While they were busy I checked out the chickens and ducks.
They're funny. (giggles)
Then I took a hike around the grounds again.
You know I had to climb on the jeep for a moment.
Then it was time to go.
Home AgainThe trip from Coolspring home is between 4 and 5 hours depending on traffic, weather, etc. When we got to the highest point on route 80 east of the Mississippi there was snow on the ground just like there had been in Punxsutawney. Definitely not ready for that stuff. Otherwise the drive was uneventful.
It was nice to unpack the truck and get resettled. We had a lovely welcome too.
[Xyra note: The following photos are a little dark. The flash was too much, but no flash wasn't quite enough. I used Picmonkey to adjust two to be a bit lighter.]
Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, Melody, 2 or more
Hey! Hi! Welcome home! How ya doin'?
(laughing) Hi! How is everyone?
How are you?
Loads of fun!
Is Louisa as cool as she seems?
You bet! She brought us a couple of games. Came in handy a few times Saturday too.
And a magic 8 ball! Cool!
Found Madeline in the flea market. Isn't she awesome?
Yeah, but she needs some better clothes.
Agreed! We'll have to check The Toy Box Philosopher for ideas.
The pups seem to like her. (laughing)
It's good to be home. (sighs)
I like going away, but it's nice to be home too. how do you feel at the end of a trip?
I hope you enjoyed hearing about my trip. I made a list of the places we haven't shown you yet, so Haley has a mission for June.