As we were traveling along through Kansas, I discovered that we would be passing through Abilene, the boyhood home of Dwight D. Eisenhower. And, of course, I would have to talk The Mr. into stopping for a visit! After pulling off of the highway, we were greeted by the most wonderful, quaint, town.
Large, beautiful old homes lined the streets.
The pride and patriotism was very apparent, as each tall street lamp was waving an American Flag. Long rows of streets with flags waving every ½ block was really impressive! I could certainly tell that we were visiting a town that was special!
As we pulled into the parking lot, I saw right away what a grand place it was!
Spread out over many acres of beautiful grounds there was the Visitor Center, with an attached gift shop, the Eisenhower Museum, and the huge Eisenhower Presidential Library.
Plaques are situated around the grounds, displaying interesting information for the many folks that visit.
In the center of the grounds is the boyhood home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
As I walked around the house, I could picture him and his brother running around as young children, in and out of the house, playing and running through the area, climbing the huge strong trees that were surrounding his home.
And here also is the final resting place of the 34th President of the United States of America.