We took a few hours this weekend to visit a few of the nearby historical sites and a nature preserve. We enjoy getting to know an area, and what has perhaps made it what it is, by seeking to understanding its environment and history. One of our travel goals is to penetrate beyond the tourist experience in those areas we visit.
We're in Marion, Arkansas, upgrading a resort guest services guide and have been enjoying autumn like weather the last couple of weeks -- cool mornings and enjoyable daily highs.
A few additional details I collected from my visit to the Strategic Air and Aerospace Museum, Gretna, Nebraska.
Yesterday was our longest single day drive thus far (393 miles) from a little west of Omaha, Nebraska, down the western edge of Iowa, around Kansas City, then east into mid/eastern Missouri.
Artist Greg Laakso, a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha constructed the "Tie Towers" sculpture with his perspective as a citizen, a soldier and an artist in memory of those who lost their lives.
Taking a little time for myself, I spent a couple of hours, camera in hand, at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland, NE.