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Ship looming on the horizon.

Road Crazies in Kansas

By     |    Sep 5, 2012
Posted in: Best Of, Drives, Kansas     |    2 Comments

I saw the ship on the horizon and pointed it out to Lisa. Then the shooting started. Tat-tat-ta-ta-tat! I ducked under the dashboard. Lisa swerved. Tat-tat-ta-ta-tat! Goddamn. They were firing at us. Tat-tat-ta-ta-tat! “Speed up, Lisa, speed up!” I yelled. “Put the hammer down!” Tat-tat-ta-ta-tat! “What about that island? Let’s hide on the island.” she said. She pointed to the island on the horizon to the right. Tat-tat-ta-ta-tat! “We’ll be sitting ducks there. […]

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Last, perfect, night.

Our last night on the road

By     |    Sep 4, 2012
Posted in: Kansas, Travel Itch     |    2 Comments

We didn’t intend for this to be our last night on the road. The plan was to break the Kansas drive into two days; to arrive in Kansas City on Monday. Then Friday started with a stupid, foolish fight about…cleaning the windshield. Fight summary: we were both doing it all wrong. But the rest of Friday was good, then Saturday was so good…we knew we shouldn’t push our luck. We called […]

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Z-Man Sandwich, Oklahoma Joe's, Kansas City.

Kansas City Barbecue at Oklahoma Joe’s

By     |    Apr 10, 2012
Posted in: Food, Kansas     |    1 Comment

Ask anybody in Kansas City where the best barbecue is and you’ll probably get one of three answers: Jack Stack, Oklahoma Joe’s, or Arthur Bryant’s BBQ. These guys are the Big Three of barbecue in the town. My sister’s favorite is Jack Stack and we’ve had that in the past when visiting her. Her neighbor recommended Oklahoma Joe’s to us, and when we found out it was in a gas […]

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A redbud.

Driving Into Spring

By     |    Apr 4, 2012
Posted in: Drives, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma     |    No Comments

In the desert, spring is hard to notice. In years when there is no outbreak of colorful flowers, the signs of the shifting seasons are even more subtle. You might notice that some of the leaves seem slightly greener, a few cacti might blossom, and some softer plants may be growing where only hard, crusty plants had been before. The desert’s subtle shifts remind me that spring is much more […]

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Dodge City

Kansas to Oklahoma: A Few Days on the Prairie

By     |    Nov 1, 2011
Posted in: Kansas, Oklahoma     |    1 Comment

Watch out — we’re free and we’re headed (south)west!  Given the new rule that we don’t drive more than a few hours a day, rather than blasting across Kansas we approached the state with an open mind and a ready foot on the brake. The first stop was a little park called Cheney State Park, located on a reservoir that is Kansas’ number one sailing destination.  The boats (along with […]

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Next Stop: Dodge City … Maybe

By     |    Oct 31, 2011
Posted in: Kansas     |    5 Comments

We’re free of obligation and headed west. After a great weekend in Kansas City and stops in Indianapolis and Terre Haute, we’re headed towards New Mexico by way of Dodge City, and wherever else we want to visit. We’ll get there … sometime. This is the first real bit of the trip for us. Until now, it’s been visiting friends and family and bouncing around places we’ve largely been before […]

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