May ￼20, 2022
Yesterday (May 19), my friend contacted me and we made plans to meet up. She also made some suggestions of places to see and some restaurants to try.
I wanted to see the train museum in Ellis, KS. I love trains. It runs in the family as my great-grandfather was a train engineer.
Ellis was a small town and the folks there were wonderful and delighted to have guests. We ate breakfast at GiGi’s Cafe. The food was great standard dinner food. The hash browns and bacon was crispy. Just perfectly cooked. I don’t recall what Bruce ate, but he was very happy with it.
The staff all wore t-shirts that said, “Roses are red, Bacon is too, Poems are hard, Eat at Gigi’s”. The staff saw us arrive on the motorcycle and the cook was interested in the bike. He has an old Goldwing. He came out and talked to us for a bit before he had to start getting ready for the lunch crowd.
Ellis has a lot of brick streets. We walked a short ways to the Ellis Railroad Museum.
Bruce paid for the tickets and we walked around looking at all the Union Pacific Railroad items, as well as some other antiques. There was a lot to see, so I picked a few pictures to share.
After touring the inside, we went outside and looked around. They have a beautiful caboose and a working 1/3 scale railroad.
I throughly enjoyed the Ellis Train Museum and would recommend it to anyone traveling through Kansas on I-70 who enjoys trains.