Road Crazies in Kansas

Road Crazies in Kansas

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 …

Our last night on the road

Our last night on the road

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 …

Kansas City Barbecue at Oklahoma Joe’s

Kansas City Barbecue at Oklahoma Joe’s

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 …

Driving Into Spring

Driving Into Spring

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 …

Kansas to Oklahoma: A Few Days on the Prairie

Kansas to Oklahoma: A Few Days on the Prairie

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 …

Next Stop: Dodge City … Maybe

Next Stop: Dodge City … Maybe

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 …