Tuesday, February 8, 2011
25. Exploring Downs
Our next stop was Downs. We had forgotten to pack a lunch for this adventure, so we asked the locals about a place to eat. They sent us to Bob's, a local convience store with a sandwich shop in the back. They had yummy sandwiches you could order to your own specifications or wonderful specials of the day. They also had delicious soups you could choose as well as potato or macaroni salad and of course, the kids favorite, soft serve ice cream.
Downs is also the home of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot and the Sod and Stubble monument. I (Angel) had never heard of the book, Sod and Stubble, and the monument and brochure about the historical driving tour peaked my interest. I checked the list of 150 best Kansas books and it was on there. So, I ordered it via interlibrary loan from our library. I cannot wait until it gets here and I can start that adventure.