Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Another 240+ miles on the old odometer and we find ourselves in Independence, MO. Of course, we had to go to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum & Library - our first presidential library visit. This place covered in detail the life of President Truman and his family. The top floor was dedicated to his years as president and all of the many historical decisions he made. The lower floor was devoted to his life out of office from childhood until his death. In the center of the building was a beautiful memorial garden (see picture) where Harry and Bess Truman are interred in a bed of blue flowers. A most interesting visit. To cap off the day, we gorged ourselves on some delicious Kansas City style beef barbecue - and there was even enough left over for lunch tomorrow. Yum, yum!