Friday, October 28, 2011

Hugoton, KS.

 After being out at the farm for a week, we decided it was time to head into town. The farm was nice when folks were coming and going, but became pretty lonely after a few days. Besides living on 20 amp service from the workshop made watching what you powered a interesting affair. Hugoton has one RV park right on the edge of town. It's a nice small park, ran by an older gentleman. It's also nice having the 50 amp service as the weather has been a changing for the colder.

As a matter of fact, the first real front came through while we slept, and we awoke to the first snow of the season. I know it's not much, but it's always nice to see, even if it's just a little dusting.

Hugoton is the county seat of Stevens Co., it is also home to the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum. Sheryl had told me it was pretty nice, so we along with her Aunt Sandy, we paid it a visit yesterday. Outside there are various displays of the Natural Gas drilling equipment (which is very prevalent in the area).

Inside, well it's just amazing how much stuff they have packed into such a small space. There are displays of every kind, depicting early life on the West Kansas Plains.

Here one of the ladies from the museum, played an old pump organ, while Sandy and Sheryl listened. Sheryl got all teared up from the music, as her Mom and Gandma, used to play a Pump Organ which was out at the farm. Yes, believe it or not, in that small house, there was both a Piano in the living room and a Pump Organ in one of the bedrooms. It was a nice visit and well worth seeing if you are ever out Southwest Kansas way.

It's been nice being in town, we been visiting with relatives most every day, and of course being closer to shopping never hurts.  Ok, stay tuned for more from SW Kansas, as we will be exploring the National Grasslands in the next day or two, before heading out on the 31st. Take Care and see you back here soon. 

1 comment:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I have to check out all that drilling stuff, machinery fascinates me. I like to see how engineers build machines to do specific jobs.

I remember a pump organ at a country church I attended as a little kid. The organist was quite tired at the end of the services.