Bruce knew exactly how to get there, he turned onto US 166 from I-44. (US 166 is the old historic Route 66) This takes you through a few small rural towns, some nothing more than a few houses, convenience store and a church.
|Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum|
We got to Coffeyville about noon. Bruce has been to Coffeyville many times, in fact lived there 50 years ago for a year or so. He used to go there often because Campbell 66 Express had a terminal there. The company closed in the late ‘80s; it had been that long since he’d been in the area. He was shocked at the changes. I kept asking him what did he expect in 25 years. He went straight to the old terminal building, which was not being used and was boarded up. Then we took a ride down memory lane; he told story after story of his experiences in Coffeyville.
Yes, the ride through SE Kansas was very pleasant. I am not a small town person, but did enjoy my day.