Monday, March 14, 2011
"Prettiest town I ever seen . . . "
OK, all I can say is that country singer hadn't seen many towns if Abilene made the list of prettiest towns!
Seriously, we're in Abilene for the night; driving straight through from Carlsbad just wasn't in the cards today. We took a break to visit Frontier Texas, a museum in Abilene. The museum focuses on the period between 1780 and 1880, and the settlement of this area. It was quite well done, though very settler-centric. Yes, there were many mentions of the Indian tribes in the area, and even that they must have seen the settlers as coming to steal their lands, but it was very heavy on the cruelty of the Indians and the righteous cause of the settlers.
The girls liked it (exept the movie at the end that featured lots of loud noises like gun fire and thunder, which Zoe most definitely did not like).