Maxie the military Model A and Jay and George are working their way across middle America…
On Thursday, they drove from Colorado Springs, CO, to Higginsville, Missouri, just east of Kansas City, MO, (635 miles).
The first photo the guys sent from Kansas shows a young Ike and Mamie at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas.
Operated by the National Archives, this facility displays the extraordinary life and legacy of the only 5-star General who became President of the United States. I’m sure you’ll hear more about him when Maxie actually joins the official Lincoln Highway Military Convoy recreation!
As Maxie zipped through Kansas, the next photo I received shows George’s long-time friend John & his wife at a highway stop in Kansas City, just before leaving Kansas. (Note: when referring to Maxie, I use the term “zipped” loosely, as she would be a LOT slower without the benefit of the trailer!)
Well, that was certainly a whirlwind tour through Kansas! I think they lost another hour as well, and it was late by the time they reached Higginsville, Missouri.
They made up for the dearth of Thursday photos by getting an early start on Friday morning as they prepared to leave Higginsville, MO:
The projected schedule for Friday is Higginsville, MO, to Dayton, OH, (approximately 560 miles):
The camera was clearly much more active today (maybe because George has recovered from his altitude sickness in Colorado?) Here are some morning shots of the Missouri River after they had crossed into Missouri.
Zip! There went Missouri! And here they are in Illinois:
As many of you know, Jay has a particular fondness for military memorials – especially those honoring our Prisoners of War and Missing In Action military.
And here, near the intersection of Interstates 57 & 70, they found a 198-foot Cross structure in Effingham, Illinois.
Quite an eye-catcher! Followed by a more modest cross in Bolin, Illinois:
2 thoughts on “MILITARY MAXIE MOVES THROUGH MIDDLE AMERICA!”
Jay & George,
Thanks for taking the time to stop here in Kansas City. It was great to finally meet you Jay!
I’ve heard so much about you Jay over the years from our good friend George that I felt I already knew you.
Your ‘31 Slant Windshield Model A Ford brought back lots of memories; Loretta and I wish we had kept ours. Maybe someday we’ll have one again. As you drive across the country I’m sure that your “A” has brought back a lot of memories and many smiles.
It’s too bad you and George didn’t have the time to visit the spectacular World War I Museum here in Kansas City; there’s 2 or 3 old Fords in the Museum.
John & Loretta Waltemeyer
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What a great trip and thanks for the pictures. I can almost picture being there as you travel across the USA.
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