A couple weeks ago Erin (my fiancee) and I were able to sneak away for a little day trip out of town. We really didn’t have time to go far but we wanted to see something new so I did some researching.
I remember a friend’s father saying that the trip to Atchison was a beautiful one and there were some pretty cool sights. After some research I settled on a plan, told Erin to mark most of her afternoon off the calendar and relax.
We hopped in the car about 1 in the afternoon after Erin’s hair appointment and headed North. The drive was nice because we took the relatively small highways and it was far enough we felt like we were getting somewhere but not so far we got tired of driving!
It was an hour and 15 minute trip one way to our tasty lunch at Paolucci’s off 3rd street. After that we went for a walk down by the river and enjoyed the pleasant weather, the nice view and the Memorial.
We went to leave Atchison but on the way out of town we came across the Atchison Santa Fe Depot Visitors Center & Museum. On a whim we stopped and found a really cool Santa Fe train museum there!
The museum was all outside and with all the cool old trains we had to get the requisite conductor looking photos.