Sunday, September 23, 2018

Travels with Marci at Shattuck Windmill Museum and Park


Do you love windmills?  Me, too!




Visiting our son in Colorado has become an annual trek.  This year we decided to drive thru Oklahoma to New Mexico and then take 25 North into Denver.  Somewhere along the way a serendipitous turn brought us to Shattuck, Oklahoma and this wonderful windmill museum!


When I saw it, I shouted, "Stop the car!"  (My poor husband)


On this particular day, a lovely volunteer named Sue was on sight.  She welcomed us and answered lots of questions.  When one of our questions stumped her, Sue called her husband and he joined us.  They are the sweetest couple!


Inside a large warehouse building, several windmills were getting prepped for annual maintenance and repairs.


Outside, there were several different sizes and types.


I had never heard of the self regulating ones and was most fascinated by those.


Notice this windmill has chicken!  That one immediately became my favorite!  ;-)


Someone who had lived near the south part of Shattuck had a collection of windmills and donated them to the city.


Someone else had the first water wheel in town and it was donated as well.


A small sod house has been built on the grounds, but I missed photographing it somehow.


This small prairie home has been restored and is available for tours.  Isn't it pretty?  We didn't go inside.  Judging by the windows and doors, not one inch of space appears to be wasted!


If you are anywhere near the panhandle of Oklahoma, Shattuck is a great place to spend a few hours.  What a charming town!


I'm so glad we took a wrong turn and found it!  We asked for lunch recommendations and Sue immediately said Gusto's Restaurant.  We took her advice and both of our meals were delicious!


A couple of windmill silhouettes...


Where have you been lately?  Did you take any wrong turns?

;-)  -Marci

4 comments:

  1. Oh, I would have shouted STOP also! What a wonderful unexpected adventure and thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    I love windmills.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Connie :)

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  2. What a cool place to visit. Very nice. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  3. What an awesome place, very unusual but worth seeing! Thank you Marci for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 31! Shared x 4 ♥

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  4. How interesting! I love finding gems like this thanks to a wrong turn. :)
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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