Friday, May 1, 2015
Be a Kid Again
I got to ride the repaired, steam-powered, track-operated carousel. Yep, I said steam powered--and that's with the original steam engine! The carousel had 12 pairs of horses and 4 chariots on its 50-foot platform.
The coolest and most unique aspect about this carousel was that it's not like what most carousels people relate to. It doesn't have poles to hold onto. The horses have reins and stirrups and they rock back and forth like the gait of a real horse. How cool is that?!
If you ever get a chance to visit Abilene, Kansas, I highly encourage you to check out the Heritage Center at the Dickinson Co. Museum.
I'm sharing a few more pics on my blog today. Come check it out if you'd like to see more.