Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday ramblings

Well, we went to breakfast at the Sirloin Stockade this morning.  Quite a large local crowd there.  Breakfast was buffet style.  It's a beautiful day, so we rambled around town for a bit. Most of the downtown area is equipped with these sidewalk coverings.100_8228I can't think if I've ever seen downtown sidewalks completely covered or noticed such.  Sure makes it nice when it rains.100_8229A morning view of the Tavern on the Plaza.100_8232There are a lot of buildings with local-interest-art painted on the walls.100_8233Self-explanatory.100_8234This is the Coffeyville AME Church.  The stained glass windows are really pretty.100_8235The architectural style of this church is similar to the "mother" AME church in Philadelphia.  Isn't that interesting?

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This is one of the nicer homes we saw while rambling around in the area where the foundry is located. 100_8237 Acme Foundry is very large.  With so much industry in this area, we are quite puzzled why there seems to be so much poverty here.100_8239100_8238This caboose seems to be used for an office space on the foundry grounds.  Acme provides castings of all kinds, including train wheels. 100_8240The street was still pavement when I took a picture of these llamas... well, you can only see that one by the barn.100_8241We have rambled out of town.100_8242We made our way back to Hwy 169 and decided we would take a closer look at the Brown Mansion as the sign stated: "Open 'til 4:00 PM"  (check out the web site) This mansion has twenty inch thick brick & concrete walls!100_8243It turns out that no one was here to let us in for a tour, so we'll have to come back.  As we were leaving two ladies arrived and offered to let us in early... they open at 11:00 AM and we were there before that, but we told them we would come back another day.  >>more pictures at this site<<  This view faces West; the above view faces North.

This huge tree was beginning to change leaf color and it was glowing in the sunlight.100_8245This old hay rake was a lawn "decoration." How would you like to ride this all day?100_8249Behind the hay rake was a horse or mule drawn road grader.100_8250Our ramblings over, we headed for the 5'er and an afternoon of football watching and blogging.

Our Daily Bread - A Hill Too High

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