CORN, CATTLE, AND CRUDE

This is my take on Kansas. Throw in acres of sunflowers, soybeans, and a flat landscape and you have the picture.

We stop in Oakley to pick up mail and an order from Amazon; a hitch carrier that I put together in JJ’s Truck Stop

and get it done just in time, barely getting back in the vome snug and secure before a hellacious lightning, thunder, and rain storm cause

the parking lot to become a lake.

DSC_0002We don’t budge until morning when the sun peeks over the horizon and lo and behold the water has disappeared.

October 7th — Today we head to Liberal where we spend one night in Wally’s parking lot and then we take a small detour to Meade where there is another small city park that allows camping for up to three days. There are no showers or electricity, but bathrooms are available. Freecamping.net, where I get my info on these little places, said drinking water was available, but I have to tell it’s not setting well with me, so I question it’s quality.
We are surprised with a flock of turkeys that wander through the east side of the park. The Chiweenie Brothers go nuts of course, but the turkeys don’t pay any attention. Burger barks just because everyone else is!

 

The Dalton Gang, of wild west fame, had their hideout here in Meade. You can read the story HERE and see photos if you are interested.

In this little city park I am intrigued by a sign and marker at the north end near the highway so the boys and I take a walk.  It’s about Hoodoo Brown.. Ever heard of him? Me either, but here’s his short story:
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Thanks for stopping by 2Dogs, and welcome new readers. I hope you enjoy coming along with us on our big adventure.
Hugs, Shawna
CURRENT READ: Still working on To Kill a Mockingbird (Love this book, reading it for the second time)
WHAT’S IN THE NIGHT SKY: VENUS! She’s a beautiful site in the eastern sky in the early morning hours before dawn. I was up early yesterday, coffee in hand, just to sit and enjoy the java and contemplate this beautiful site.

 

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello, and welcome to my blog. I am a mother to two handsome, wonderful sons, Scott and Jeremy, three fur babies: Burger my elderly wire hair fox terrier, and Fries and Charlie the Chiweenie Brothers. I am also proud grandma to four beautiful, sweet, lovely grandchildren: Emma, Fletcher, Zachary, and Patton. I am a sister, aunt, and friend. I am a traveler. I am so glad you have decided to join me on this adventure.

6 thoughts on “CORN, CATTLE, AND CRUDE”

  1. Boy that rain looked horrendous. I am glad non of the boys had to go out during all that. I have been thru Kansas many times and it is flat, but I always like looking at the fields of sunflowers. I think they are pretty. I enjoyed the little history lesson too. I thought it was interesting. My great great grandfather was a teamster during that time. I wonder if he might have traveled thru there? I love the little city parks that you find to camp in too. We are hitting the road next summer at least part time and I am going to keep this website to use. Are there a lot of single people full-timing out there? I have a son who wants to hit the road, but he would be alone except for his dog and cat. He doesn’t want to go with us. Be safe and thank you for taking me along with you on your travels. I find them interesting and informative.

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    1. I am so pleased you enjoy the blog and flattered that you want to keep my website to use. Thank you! As for single people, I do see a lot of single people doing this, and people of all ages, single and married. If you love to travel and can “go with the flow” you will love this lifestyle. I am excited for you to try it out! I have been kicking around the idea of making a page for the dog parks I find, but perhaps I should also include some of the sites I use to help me find camping spots. Would either of those be helpful to you?

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  2. What a bonus to pick up a new story…By the way have you ever considered writing the Adventures of Shawna and the Cheeweenie Bros. as a travel guide with web sites and just adventures????I love the stories and pictures. Last night we got over an inch of rain and Burney has snow, looks like down to 4-5000 ft. right now covered in a cloud and cold wind blowing..will be above average temps by monday they say. I can do without the cold wind. The road from here to town is drop dead gorgeous, and it snowed pine needles last night so the ground is brown…Grr another job. Hoping the burn ban is over but think we will need more rain for that.
    Have a great weekend…

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  3. That was quite the rain storm. Interesting little piece on HooDoo Brown. Wonder how he got that nickname? Fun to run across little things like that isn’t it?

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