Tuesday, October 30, 2012


This is the Budweiser display down at our local Pac n Sav grocery store. The white stickers on the Clydesdale ask that children not set on the horse. It reminded me of our visiting the Anheuser-Busch 281 acre "Grant's Farm" . It was the historic home of Ulysses S. Grant and now the home of the Clydesdale's. We did that following the 1985 Soil and Water Conservation Societies annual meeting in St. Louis. We had driven our Motor Home towing the VW and visited the Grosses' and Stone Hill Winery at Herman, MO on our way. I presented a paper at the meeting on the development of our Nebraska Soil Conservation Strategy. Mel Davis game the Wayne Pritchard lecture. Wilson Scaling had recently been named Chief of SCS and was on the program. It was an opportunity to spend time with many old friends from our days in D. C. Our visit to the Grant's Farm was very enjoyable. We went on from there to Branson, MO and went to Silver Dollar City, Marvel Cave (saw big Cathedral room >500' below the surface), Shepherd of the Hills, and the Foggy River Boys show. We drove home the next day on gas bought in Missouri for $1.09. I noted in my Journal that, "We had better get our traveling done before too many years go by or I may not feel like doing it". 

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