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!  


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!