Saturday, November 07, 2015

It's almost time for our trip!

It will be a hectic two days, our road trip with the tractor club folks.

Tuesday, 7 A.M.  Everybody will be loaded and the bus heads out.

10:00 A.M.  We stop for brunch at Emporia, Kansas.   Then on to the Agco location at Hesston, Kansas, for a two-hour walking tour of their plants, of which there are several:  Machine, fabrication, assembly:  baler, windrower, combines, and planters.  Yes, I will be taking my cane-chair AND my hydrocodone.  It's a two-hour, two-mile tour.

We'll check in at our hotel after the tour.

5:00 P.M.  Board the bus and travel to Yoder, Kansas for dinner.  Our very efficient club secretary gives us prices for meals so we know what to expect. 

Wednesday morning we'll eat a full breakfast at the motel.

9:10 A.M.  We will board the bus and head for the Salt Mine tour.  We get to ride through that on a train, so that will be nice.

When we get back on the bus, our very efficient secretary (yes, Joyce IS that wonderful!) will be passing out sack lunches which she and a friend put together, since she's afraid we wouldn't make the deadline for our next activity if we stop somewhere to eat:  We'll have a sandwich, chips, a drink and a dessert.  I know this because we had a sack lunch on the last tour we participated in.  We'll eat this lunch at the Lunar Outpost at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.

1:30 P.M.  One-hour guided walking tour of the space center, then we have about 20 minutes to browse the gift shop.

3 P.M.  We enter the theater at the Cosmosphere for a movie.

After the movie we will load the bus, heading toward home.  We'll stop in Emporia for a buffet meal and then come on home.  

Hey, that is a lot of activity for a bus full of mostly senior citizens!  





6 comments:

ingasmile said...

Sounds like fun!

Teresa Mitchell said...

This sounds like Richard's Tours. They kept you going all the time. Bob worked out in Hesston at the Agco plant for a few months. He would drive out Sunday and drive home on Fridays. Glad that didn't last long.

Margaret said...

That sounds fascinating. I love anything about space so that would be my favorite part!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hope you enjoy it all !

krueth said...

That sounds so fun! Plus being with friends through out the whole trip! Enjoy Wendy

Lori said...

It sounds like a lot of fun!