Of buildings and architectural beauty – Topeka, KS

Looking down from the balcony

From the tall grass prairie we moved closer to civilization and made Lawrence, Kansas our next home base.  The ongoing heat and humidity caused us to limit our outdoor activities somewhat.  We toured a university and the state capitol, enjoyed some Kansas-style barbecue and briefly crossed state borders into Missouri. Lawrence, Kansas The University of Kansas, Lawrence campus is located high atop Mount Oread, which earned […]

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We’re getting the heck into Dodge!

Wyatt Earp Sculpture

Dodge City, known as the “Queen of the Cow Towns” and the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” had a reputation as a hostile, lawless town where the “fastest gun” ruled.  It is the source of the idiom “get the hell out of Dodge,” meaning pack it up and move along NOW.  On this stop we were getting “into” Dodge instead.  “Why,” […]

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Oh we parked our home where the buffalo (bison) roam – Scott City, KS

A pigmented Bison

While out here in rural Kansas, we had an opportunity to get up close and personal with some magnificent bison.  We learned about a “bison ranch tour” that Duff Ranch offered, just up the road from our home base at Lake Scott State Park (Steve’s review here).  It definitely sounded like something unique and interesting, so we jumped in the car and headed up there […]

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The Chalk Pyramids – Scott City, KS

Monument Rocks

We’ve often heard that because of the flatness of the Sunflower State and the monotony of driving through it, it’s best to just breeze through and be done with it.  And the fact that we’re traversing Tornado Alley can produce some anxiety, too.  But like every state in our great nation, there are many things to see and do if you […]

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