The Nike Missile Site
First off, I want to say I hope you’ve all been feeling much better than I have. I’ve been down with “classic gallbladder disease symptoms” as the doctor put it. My hopes of visiting Shawnee and spending Palm Sunday at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace were sadly put on hold. Since I couldn’t be far from home and was basically just laying around imagining my chicken broth was a giant bacon cheese burger, I spent time reading up on the abandoned Nike Missile site in my area.
My research told me it is completely surrounded by a barbed wire fence, but there is a large opening on the west side. That is true. It was tempting, but my ever so wise daughter talked me out of entering illegally. “Mom, you love state parks!” So, what’s a girl do when she really wants to get inside somewhere, but doesn’t feel it’s worth the risk of being jailed, fined, or worse? She asks permission!
I was able to photograph the radar station.
And these strange holes??
Unfortunately, there really isn’t much to share. Overall, it’s been a pretty bummed out week! Spring sprung with a light dusting of snow and incredibly chilly weather. Good notes from the weekend are I’m feeling a little better, I witnessed my mother-in-laws baptism today, Shawnee isn’t going anywhere, and I may get legal access to photograph and learn more about this site. I won’t be able to possibly visit again until Thursday.
Regardless of whether I do or don’t, the view I have on the way there will never be depressing!