Day 40: Kansas

May 20, 2005: ...I think we're in Kansas now, Dorothy. I decided on Kansas as part of the route back in hopes of getting to see some of its notorious spring weather (and hoping to get some decent sky shots). But this day... nope, nary a cloud in the sky...


They put a lot of money and effort into the Kansas Tourist Info Center at the western end of I-70. ...Modern, spacious; looking almost like a small library. There were some friendly folks at the help desk ready to give out free maps and big glossy tour guides. ...And all the free coffee you can drink, oh yes. This was even advertised along the interstate.



Hmmm, well, let's see... according to the tour guide, there's some prairie dogs at Prairie Dog Park... and you can see horses and other critters as well...



This was in Garland, Kansas. (At about this time, I heard a radio commercial for the Muppet version of the Wizard of Oz. ...Yes, really. I encounter odd little coincidences all the time...)



There's lots lots and lots of farms, and also a town in Kansas that's also home to the largest ball of twine in the world. I probably should have taken pictures, but if you're really curious you can click this link...



...and there's also wheat. Lots of wheat, and other crops...