Kansas Roadtrips: Wamego

It is true that anywhere in the world when people who may not even speak English find out that you are from Kansas, they smile and say something about the Wizard of Oz. And just like L. Frank Baum made Kansas known worldwide, some marketing genius made Wamego, KS a worthwhile side trip for anyoneContinue reading “Kansas Roadtrips: Wamego”

Kansas Roadtrips: Lebo and Osage City

This time of the year is the apple season around here, the time when we make our annual trip to our favorite apple orchard in Williamsburg, KS. Over the years we’ve done quite a bit of driving in this part of Kansas, visiting small towns like Garnett and Osawatomie, Burlington, Ottawa, Williamsburg  and this year we stoppedContinue reading “Kansas Roadtrips: Lebo and Osage City”

Kansas Roadtrips: Iola

Iola is located South of Garnett on U.S. Route 169. Iola is the scene of an upcoming gritty drama sequel to the Baywatch – Methwatch, where less toothy but a lot more animated characters save lives of unsuspecting citizens.

Kansas Roadtrips: McElangelo of Coffeyville, KS

On a crisp November morning the only sound in the historic downtown Coffeyville, KS  was the uncontrollable laughter of two people sitting in a small car in front of a mural hanging on a brick wall. Two people have been doing this for some time, and when one of them would stop laughing, the otherContinue reading “Kansas Roadtrips: McElangelo of Coffeyville, KS”

Driving Kansas: Burlington

Apple-picking time is here again and that means another trip South, this time to an exciting destination of Burlington, KS. Somehow, I have never realized that the Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station is located near Burlington, or even in Kansas, but the distinct-looking domed building is clearly visible while approaching the town on HWY 75. WeContinue reading “Driving Kansas: Burlington”