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.
We 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:
Thanks for stopping by 2Dogs, and welcome new readers. I hope you enjoy coming along with us on our big adventure.
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.