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- May 1, 2019: We are off to far western Kansas for the Big Kansas
drove through Junction City, planning to have supper at Korean
Garden, but I should have consulted our own page about the restaurant
first, it is only open for supper on Friday and Saturday.
a decision on the fly, I decided to stop in Abilene instead, to revisit
the Brookville Hotel. With only
one dish on the menu (family style fried chicken) I don't feel the need
to revisit this restaurant quite as often, but it had been over 3 years.
were few changes. The price had gone up a few cents, but beverages are
now included in the price ($16). The only other change was elimination
of cottage cheese as one of the side dishes.
did make one cool discovery while waiting for a table. The owners of the
Brookville Hotel received a James Beard Foundation Award in 2007, the highest
US culinary award!
stopped for the night at the Best Western Butterfield Inn, just off I-70
in Hays. We were very happy with this motel and plan to stay there again.
James Beard Foundation Award
- May 2, 2019: We were on the road early enough to arrive at The Bricks
by Meg in Goodland, Kansas for an early lunch. Very early, 2 of the 3 counties
in the Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT) are on Mountain Time, so although it
was 11AM for us it, was 10AM local time. I don't think the chef really
wanted to cook lunch that early, but she graciously did.
went with a breakfast (3 meat omelet, hash browns and sourdough toast),
while I had lunch (Reuben burger and French fries). All were good but none
stood out as much as the beautiful old building which houses the restaurant.
than trying to keep local time (Mountain in Sherman and Wallace Counties
and Central in Cheyenne County, it was easier for us to stay on Central
Time all weekend. Fortunately the organizers of the BKRT made a point of
listing both Mountain and Central Time for every event and I only messed
up on the time once in the 4 days.
lunch we continued west almost to the Colorado State Line, to visit the
Kanorado Community Museum, in the community of Kanorado, Kansas (population
193). We were the first visitors of the day, and a lovely lady named Hazel
Estes showed us the highlights of their collection, much of which had been
collected by Hazel or her family. It wasn't until days later that we learned
that Hazel is also the mayor of Kanorado.
we we finished touring the museum grounds (which was once a lumberyard),
Hazel was setting up some odd shaped stumps along with two signs. One said
"Woodhenge" and the other had a poem which she wrote,
'lintels' are found, no 'heelstones' appear.
photographed a few interesting spots around town, then headed back to Goodland
to do much of the same.
Druids or Ancients have ever been here.
few old stumps and a twisted root
placed here at random, just for a 'hoot.'
next stop was at Olde Westport Spice Factory. Our family has used their
spices since they started the business across the state in Johnson County.
At one time the spices were usually purchased at fairs and other events,
but these days most of the sales are online.
is a small showroom, which shares the front of the building with Terra
Bona Hawaiian Shaved Ice. We were quickly greeted by Judy Petersen, who
founded Olde Westport Spice with her husband Bill, 36 years ago. She explained
that they had moved west 10 years ago, to be closer to their daughter and
grandchildren in Denver, Colorado. They had stopped just short of the state
line, because expenses are much higher in Colorado.
Petersen's bought this large old building which had once been an early
Ford dealership. In addition to holding their sales room, warehouse and
kitchens on the main floor, the upper floor has a 2,000 square foot apartment
where they live and a huge former dealership salesroom which is now Bill's
shop. There is a steep ramp where the Model Ts used to be hauled up to
the showroom by a winch.
concluded our tour with some serious shopping, including an order for other
next stop was the Ennis-Handy House, a 1907 two story Queen Anne style
home. The Sherman County Historical Society purchased the house in March
2001 and has done extensive renovation and furnishing of the home. Two
docents took turns guiding us through the home , explaining what they have
done and how they decided what the home looked like in its early years.
We shared the tour with a couple from California who were passing through
the area and taking advantage of the opportunities to see things because
of the BKRT.
the park across from the home, we found a painting on an easel that may
have been 20' tall, obviously inspired by the famous Big
Easel reproduction of Van Gogh's Three Sunflowers in a Vase painting.
That painting is Goodland's most famous attraction and is 24 by 32 foot
on an 80 foot steel easel.
later learned that this painting was part of the Carnegie Arts Center program
"Art in the Park" which placed mini-easel paintings done by Goodland artists
in Goodland parks and we found several more of them during the 4 days we
were in town.
next stop was the White Eagle Gas Station
which was restored by local businessman Rod Cooper. We had photographed
the grounds and made a page about it before, but today Rod and his wife
Michelle were holding an open house and we got know them better as well
as catch up on their projects.
made several more brief stops around town, then checked into our room for
the next three nights at the Holiday Inn Express. Many people running or
taking part in the BKRT were staying at the hotel, and over the next three
days we ran into many people who were participating. One of the fun things
about the road trip is getting to know other people with similar interests
and we made friends who we saw several times at different events and attractions.
had an early supper at Crazy R's Bar & Grill, which is well known for
the antiques on the walls and ceiling. This is one of Rod Cooper's businesses
and he arrived just seconds before us, holding the door open for us before
heading to the kitchen to take over the cooking for the dinner crowd.
we waited for our food, one of the ladies at the next table asked if we
were doing the BKRT and we soon learned that she was Melody Pittman, a
travel blogger from Florida. The other ladies were Sara Broers, a travel
blogger from Iowa, and Roxie Yonkey, with Sherman County Convention and
Visitors Bureau, who I met briefly 2 years earlier and who has been very
helpful in my planning and building pages about the area.
supper (pork chops and a pork tenderloin sandwich), we headed out for two
more stops. As we walked to our car, we ran into old friends, WenDee Rowe
and Marci Penner, who head the Kansas Sampler Foundation, the Kansas Explorers
and other projects promoting Kansas and its rural culture.
was time to "Dare to Do Dirt," as the Kansas Explorers say, and we headed
into the country north and east of Goodland about 15 miles to the Kidder
Massacre Site, where on July 2, 1867, a detachment of ten enlisted men
and an Indian scout of the United States 2nd Cavalry under the command
of Second Lieutenant Lyman Kidder were wiped out by a mixed Lakota and
Cheyenne force. Two Lakota were also killed, but they are not listed on
the historical markers.
drove on to the Homestead Ranch, but stopped along the way when we saw
what at first looked like a large herd of deer. When we were able to look
through the telephoto lens at the distant group, we learned there were
at least 6 deer and even more wild turkeys. We spent some time taking photos
and looking at them, while they kept looking at us.
Homestead Ranch is the ranch where we attended the Great Western Cattle
Drive in 2017. Tonight they were hosting a tour of their Buffalo operation.
The 3,300 acre ranch has (if I remember correctly) over 600 buffalo (American
bison) and 200 longhorns.
17 of us were led in the tour by Ken Klemm, one of the owners of the ranch,
who looks like the classic image of a cowboy and told us the fascinating
history of their ranch, his philosophy, and how they are managing the ranch
for the best results for the animals and the land. They are building on
the land, growing the ranch and on the way to being certified organic.
all loaded into two 4x4s and a trailer for the ride to the fields, stopping
first to see the young buffalo bulls, then the longhorns, before moving
on to the largest herd of buffalo. The 4x4s and trailer weren't just our
transportation, but also provided a safe place to be near the wild animals.
We photographed them from several spots. As we stayed in one place, many
of the younger buffalo became curious and moved quite close. One of the
last things we did before heading back was to sing Home On The Range to
The buffalo. I recorded it, but there was too much wind noise for it to
be very good.
Breakfast and lunch
Bricks by Meg
Hazel Estes pointing out a photo of her father in the baby dress in this
Former Model T showroom at Olde Westport Spice
Judy Petersen and the original spice mixer
Crazy R's Bar & Grill
Deer and turkeys
Taken just before we sang to the American bison
- May 3, 2019: After spending yesterday in Sherman County, we headed
south to Wallace County this morning, with just one stop in Sherman County
along the way. We went a few miles out of our way to visit Soldiers Memorial
County Park. There has been recent work on the dam and I wanted a "before"
photo to use in a few years when the small artificial lake has been restored.
wanted to do the 21st Century Bean Factory Tour in Sharon Springs. When
we arrived, we were told that a tour was being conducted and we would need
to wait until they returned. After a little over 20 minutes, we realized
that there wouldn't be time for us to complete a tour before the Hell's
Half Acre Tour at 11AM, so we said good bye to the other party that was
waiting and headed to a different nearby attraction.
Radiel Wrench Museum has been on my list of places to visit for couple
of years, so I was disappointed when we found no one there and the doors
were locked. We visited the Wallace County Court House instead, then went
to the library to get ready for the Hell's Half Acre Tour. We arrived early,
but someone was already making a presentation in the main room of the library.
We signed in and then joined the lecture about the geology of the region.
11AM, the group transferred to a meeting room for a slide presentation
with photos of Hell's Half Acre from the day before. We were well into
the presentation before we realized that it wasn't an orientation before
the tour, but an alternate to the tour, which was canceled due to wet ground.
It sure looked interesting! Unfortunately, Hell's Half Acre is closed to
the public the rest of the year.
returned to the Wrench Museum, where the door was still locked. Since we
had more time now, we called the number on the schedule and reached a very
apologetic Dale Radiel, who explained that he had suffered a fall this
morning, was waiting on medical care, and would not be available.
to feel like we were jinxes, we returned to 21st Century Bean, where we
were told that a tour was already in progress, but should be finished soon.
They returned in about 10 minutes and we were surprised to see the party
that had been waiting with us an hour earlier. The next tour was supposed
to be led by someone else who was not present, but Glenda Davis took pity
on us and lead another tour in just a few minutes
is the Food Safety Manager and made the half hour tour quite interesting.
drove west on US40 to go to lunch at "The Cafe" in Winona. Winona is actually
outside the three counties of BKRT, but this mom and pop restaurant had
looked too interesting to miss. Arriving at The Cafe, we learned that it
doubles as a small market, with two walls of groceries to save local residents
from the long drive to larger stores.
menu is quite diverse and we ended up having entrees which we wouldn't
have expected in a small rural cafe. I started with a bull fries appetizer
(deep fried, sliced bull testicles) which isn't unusual in this region,
but followed it with a horseshoe sandwich which was a total surprise. A
horseshoe sandwich is a Springfield, Illinois specialty which I hadn't
had in over 20 years. The version at The Cafe, was a grilled cheese sandwich
topped with ground beef and surrounded by fresh cut fries and covered with
cheese sauce. The same sandwich can be ordered with chicken instead of
beef or white gravy instead of cheese sauce.
Linda had a wonderful garlic shrimp alfrado which came
with a side salad. It was really loaded with garlic.
enjoyed talking with other customers, the chef Curt Powers, and our server
Charlene Arnberger. When we learned that Charlene bakes the pies, we decided
to have a slice.
apple pie had a lot of cinnamon and we knew it was going to be very good
as soon as the warm pie ala mode was set in front of us. Linda is our apple
pie expert and on the first bite she said, "I don't say this often, but
this apple pie is better than mine." On her second bite she said, "This
crust is a lot like mine." On her third bite she said, "This may have been
the best apple pie I have ever had!"
One of the unnusal, but nice, things about the menu is
that most entrees are offered in three sizes, with the smallest size being
just over half the price of the largest. A small entree has one portion
of meat, a large entree has two portions and a Farmhand Entree has three
portions of meat.
back west into Wallace County, we stopped for a few photos before arriving
at the Fort Wallace Museum. As we
went in, we learned that the wild horses that I was particularly wanting
to photograph were in a field visible in the distance across the highway
and we headed back out so I could get some photos during the brief sunlight
we were having.
we found the best location to photograph the horses, Melody Pittman and
Sara Broers, the travel bloggers who we had met the night before were already
there, along with WenDee Rowe and Marci Penner. We would run into all of
them more times over the weekend. WenDee warned us that she had already
discovered that the electrified fence was hot. The hard way!
was starting to rain and we didn't stay very long, but I kept dragging
us back to see the wild horses from different angles or in different light
several more times this day. There are 1,300 horses being managed here
for the Bureau of Land Management. They have to be rotated to new fields
regularly and can only be viewed from the road some of the time.
is a community of about 50 people and had gone all out to welcome visitors
doing the BKRT. They had added historic signs about some of the buildings
which were or had been in town, had a display of old farm equipment and
hosted a couple of special events. We were there for "The Stump" where
Marci would ask Kansas trivia questions for the chance to win a prize.
Stump was held in front of The Memory Bank and Wallace Trading Company
which opened just this week in the former 1918 Wallace County State Bank
Building. The owners (Dawn and Adam Allaman) had worked through the night
earlier in the week to be ready to open for the BKRT. Their children had
a lemonade stand and were darling in their "Staff" aprons. It started raining
lightly during The stump, but no one in the crowd of over 30 let the rain
dampen their experience.
a few more wild horse photos, including some from a bluff about 4 miles
away, we finally returned to the Fort Wallace Museum, so I could photograph
the new display of Dick Rhea's Pump Organs and other additions from the
past two years. I'm glad the pump organ collection is being preserved here,
but it isn't the same as seeing the collection and meeting Dick in the
Organ Museum that he used to have in Sharon Springs.
the museum, we drove a mile southeast (past the horses again) to the Wallace
Township Cemetery. Driving through the cemetery on a very muddy road, we
came to the Fort Wallace Cemetery, which was established in the 1860s.
Wallace operated nearby from 1865 - 1882. Following its closing, the graves
of the 80 officers and soldiers buried in the cemetery were moved to Fort
Leavenworth National Cemetery. In 1867, the Seventh Cavalry and Third Infantry
erected a stone cenotaph in memory of those men. That monument remains
today, though it is housed in a shelter.
civilian scouts who died in combat are still buried here, along with others
from the time period, including five members of the John German family,
who were killed by Cheyenne, one days travel from the fort. The Germans
share a granite headstone. Wooden grave markers have been recreated for
64 of the graves, incorporating the information and epitaphs that were
drove back to Sharon Springs to shop at Millers Food Store. The cashier
who waited on us said they had seen a lot of people doing the BKRT and
that she was going to take advantage of all the people being in town to
have a yard sale the next day.
had supper at Stephens Restaurant, which just reopened under a new owner
and management this week.
returned to the Fort Wallace Museum for the free concert by Michael Martin
Murphey. We were surprised how few people were in the seats and snagged
great seats in the second row. After a while, I figured out why the seats
were so empty. I had messed up with the two time zones and we were an hour
earlier than I thought.
decided to take the extra time to follow up on a beat up old sign we had
seen several times during the day, "Dinas Church 11Mi. S 3Mi. E."
We thought it might be an historic country church. We soon left the paved
roads and the last few miles were pretty muddy. We pressed on to learn
that while the Dinas Community Church was established in 1893, the building
is a rather plain, brick building that is perhaps 50 years old.
at the Fort Wallace Museum, we found that most of the chairs were now full.
We found seats in the 8th row, where we could still hear fine, though it
wasn't the same photo opportunity. MMM did a great 2 hour performance,
concluding with his biggest hit, "Wildfire" followed by his leading the
crowd in Home on the Range. I spoke to Michael after the concert and he
gave me permission to post a video of Home on the Range to our Facebook
concert was free and in addition to a small donation to the museum, I purchased
two documentaries: "Resurrecting Thof's Dragon" and "Home on the Range."
were tired when we got back to our Goodland hotel after midnight.
21st Century Bean
The Cafe apple pie
Marci Penner on "The Stump"
Dick Rhea Pump Organ Collection
Fort Wallace Cemetery
Michael Martin Murphey
- May 4, 2019: Still tired from the late night yesterday, we headed
north this morning, to spend the day in Cheyenne County. This is only the
3rd time I have made it to this corner of the state and I was looking forward
to visiting things which were not open when I was here before.
hadn't planned a stop in Wheeler, but as we approached town, Linda spotted
some BKRT signs at the cemetery. I pulled on into town to take a few photographs,
while Linda looked in the BKRT guide and found that the Cheyenne Valley
Cemetery has the grave of Sgt. Jack Weinstein who was posthumously bestowed
the Medal of Honor in 2014 for his service in the Korean War. He was one
of 24 who were not originally awarded the medal because of prejudice against
Jewish and Hispanic soldiers. America is much greater today than it was
in the 1950s.
we were driving back to the cemetery, a lady in another car stopped us.
When she realized we weren't the neighbors she thought we were, she said,
"I will tell you anyway." A nearby meat producer, was selling cooked
meats that day.
first planned stop of the day was at the Cheyenne County Museum, in St.
Francis, which had interesting displays, that included one about St. Francis
born astronaut Ron Evans and another about the Medal of Honor winner whose
grave we had visited earlier. The museum is next to a roadside park and
information center, which has a large variety of information about Cheyenne
County which is available 24/7.
had an early lunch at Diamond R Bar & Grill. I had the Cowboy Up burger
topped with Swiss and American cheese, bacon, grilled onion and jalapenos,
which was only $6.75 with fresh cut fries. It was good, but I was expecting
the jalapenos to be grilled as well. Linda had the chicken Philly steak
sandwich for $5.75 with onion rings. The people at Diamond R were very
friendly and the woman who I think was the owner, taught me how to pronounce
Arikaree Breaks (ah-rick-ah-ree)
trip to St. Francis should include a visit to Arikaree
Breaks and we headed north, with a brief stop to see if the grassroots
environment created by the late Harvey Walz was still there. It is.
first visit to Arikaree Breaks was in 2007 on the way to the Kansas Sampler
Festival in Garden City. Surprisingly, my page about the Breaks quickly
became the definitive Internet source for info about the Breaks and I make
a point of getting new photos and confirming everything each time I get
to the region. The city of St. Francis even uses one of my photos from
that first visit on their page, which is an honor considering how many
local photos of the Breaks must exist.
had the Breaks almost to ourselves, seeing only a couple of vehicles which
had people who were also sightseeing and a couple of locals. But on the
drive back toward St. Francis, we spotted Marci and WenDee in the the ERV
(Explorer Research Vehicle) heading north, followed during the next few
minutes by several vehicles sporting Kansas Explorer flags.
in town, we toured the St. Francis Motorcycle Museum, which is new since
the last time we were in Cheyenne County, then made our way to the Sawhill
Park band shell, where Marci and WenDee conducted The Stump. I had the
good fortune to win the prize this time. It included the "Kansas Guidebook
2 for Explorers," which we already have. When we learned there was just
one party at The Stump who did not have the excellent guide, we passed
leaving town, we stopped to see the art at the Quincy Gallery and to tour
The Spencer House Bed and Breakfast, which was the childhood home of the
mother of one of our friends.
drove east to the far side of Bird City, where the Tri-State Engine &
Thresher Show Grounds was open for touring. There are many buildings of
antique farm equipment, vehicles and other items. It is like a county fair
sized collection of museum storage buildings. Rain was coming and most
of the volunteers locked up and left after we had been here about a half
hour, but one kind gentleman stayed and opened the buildings again for
those who wanted to visit them. For me, the most interesting thing was
the Charles Lindbergh display. Lindbergh based out of Bird City during
his barnstormer years.
drove back into Bird City to have supper at Big Ed's Steakhouse, which
has been on our list to check out for several years. Many people had mentioned
the taxidermy animals on the walls, which had led me to expect many more
than the few near the front of the large dinning room. We sat at a booth
next to Kansas Explorers #1033 Bill and Susan Bunyan, who we had seen at
The Stump in St. Francis. We kept talking with them, rather than looking
at the menu and our server had to come back 3 times before we were ready
Ed's is known for big steaks. I had the regular sized 16 ounce ribeye ($30)
and Linda had the regular sized 12 ounce fillet ($32.50). 24 ounce ribeye
and 20 ounce fillets were available. The meals came with the choice of
potato, plus a salad and roll. Our wedge and baked potatoes were both good
and the steaks were perfectly cooked to medium rare and well done, respectively.
are two complaints which I had heard about Big Ed's in advance and both
are legitimate. Food does take quite a while to come out and the salad
is not chilled and comes out on the plate with the entree. Bringing the
salads out earlier would help with both of these. The salads were plated
and sat out long before the steaks were ready and we never even tasted
made a couple of photo stops on the way back to the hotel in Goodland,
but made it a fairly early night after the long day on Friday.
Sgt. Jack Weinstein Grave
Ron Evans Display
Diamond R Bar & Grill
St. Francis Motorcycle Museum
Tri-State Engine & Thresher Show Grounds
Big Ed's Steakhouse
- May 5, 2019: This was the day to sleep in, with no plans before the
Kansas Explorers annual meeting at 10AM Central. The meeting was held outdoors,
under the Big Easel. It was a chance to acknowledge the many people who
had labored so hard to put the BKRT on, to catch up on Kansas Explorer
happenings and to announce where the 2020 Big Kansas Road Trip will be.
had correctly predicted that the next BKRT will be in far northeast Kansas,
in Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha counties. The big surprise was that the event
will start on Thursday, May 7, so most of the activity is during the 2nd
Saturday & Sunday of the month. This was necessary to avoid the big
Sparks and White Cloud flea markets, which already take all of the motel
rooms in the region. The decision was only finalized about 3 weeks ago,
so there are few details at this time.
meeting concluded (as always) with singing "Home on the Range." This was
the third time we sang it this weekend and as I write this, two days later,
it is still going through my head. We bought some Explorer merchandise
and said good bye to friends before getting on the road.
had planned several stops for the drive back across I70 to far eastern
Kansas. We stopped very briefly to photograph the Edson Post Office, next
stopping in Oakley to photograph the Wild West mural which is being painted
on Heartland Foods by Dennis Schiel of Hays.
had a late lunch at Tiger Burger, which opened in an old gas station in
Hays, Kansas, in 2017. The set up is well done, with neat pictures, inside
and outside seating and a floor made from pennies. There is a list of specific
pennies to find.
food is very reasonable. We ordered a $1.99 chili cheese dog (without the
cheese), the $10.99 Dorthy Melt (1/2 lb. burger with smashed onions, American
cheese and Swiss cheese on artesian bread with fries), and an $8.99 Emerald
City (grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, and red onion with fries).
It is possible to have a meal here for $4 - $6.
were good, if not standout. I liked the chili dog the best, followed by
the Dorthy Melt. If the cheese sandwich is made similar to the melt, it
may be the best thing on the menu. What I really appreciated was the huge
condiment bar where you could do a lot to any of the sandwiches or sides.
made one last stop before leaving western Kansas. In Bunker Hill we photographed
the monument to Pawnee Chief Spotted Horse in the cemetery and several
old buildings. We also checked on the building which used to hold the wonderful
Bunker Hill Cafe, but nothing has been done with the building and it is
stopped for supper at O Cafe Korean Restaurant in Lawrence, which I enjoyed
so much last month. I had Hot Pepper Paste Fried Rice with pork, $12 and
Linda had Korean Spaghetti with chicken, $9. This tine there were just
2 banchan (side dishes). Once again, the server never came back to our
table after bringing out the food, so I couldn't ask for more of the banchan.
returned home about 8PM, having driven over 1,300 miles exploring Kansas.
Kansas Explorers Meeting beneath the Big Easel
Abandoned home near the Bunker Hill Cemetery
- May 10, 2019: Lunch was at Anita's Cuisine in Merriam, Kansas. I
had been wanting to try this Salvadoran restaurant for some time, but it
closes at 3:30PM and it hadn't worked out. I had dined at this location
before, at Carmen's Cocina in 2015. The 6 booth dining room looked much
as I remembered.
favorite dish today, was my favorite dish 4 years ago at Carmen's, bacon
wrapped jalapenos. The bacon on the outside and cream cheese filling went
well with the cooked peppers. The chips that are served today, are also
much like back then, thick, tasty, and cold,
second favorite item was not available in the past, a cheese filled pupusa
(cornmeal flat bread) was quite good and had a slightly crispy outside
that I'm not used to. The curtido (pickled coleslaw) to eat with it was
good, and I appreciated that it was an individual serving, rather than
something larger that might be used at multiple tables.
$8.49 Hugo Special was a combination platter with a pork tamale, chorizo
taco, and chicken flauta. The taco had less flavor than I expected,
but the flauta was better and the tamale was very good.
continued north on I35 to the last Kansas exit, Cambridge Circle in Kansas
City, Kansas, where the Carvana used car dealership opened this week. They
are actually in Kansas City, Missouri, but only 400 feet from Kansas.
is primarily an online retailer, but this is their 18th location. They
have a showroom that is maybe 300 square feet, attached to an 8 story glass
tower which they call a used car vending machine, It is totally a
gimmick, but a fun gimmick and is giving them lots of publicity.
purchases are done online, including one large touch screen available on
the showroom, Less than 30 vehicles are at this location and the others
are elsewhere, maybe far, far away. After you complete the purchase online.
They will deliver the vehicle to you, or you can pick it up out of this
vending machine and they will load the vehicle in the machine before you
arrives. You get a coin, which is dropped in the slot and the vehicle is
delivered. I didn't see that operation.
purchase the vehicle sight unseen. You then have 7 days/400 miles to change
your mind. They didn't say what other restrictions or fees might be involved.
supper, Linda joined me on my second visit to Luther's BBQ, on the Missouri
side of State Line Road in Kansas City. She had a half slab of pork ribs
with French fries for $16, while I had a $24 Trio Platter of brisket, sausage
and burnt ends with cheesy corn and onion rings.
favorite meat was the burnt ends. They may have been a little more fatty
than some would like, but I thought they were wonderful. The brisket and
ribs were also good, but I couldn't detect any flavor from the smoking
in the sausage. I actually liked it better the next day at home with a
fries and onion rings were both great I wish there had been a little more
of both. Particularly the onion rings. 3 rings seemed a little skimpy on
a $24 platter. They didn't need a sauce, but there was a dipping sauce
that was quite good. When the rings quickly ran out, it was also good on
the fries. The cheesy corn was average. I liked it slightly better cold
the next day as a leftover.
- May 12, 2019: This is a new review of The
Cafe in Winona in Winona, Kansas has home style cooking with an eclectic
menu and fabulous pie. We don't usually do a review after just one visit,
but it may be some time before we get back here again and this is a standout
restaurant on this stretch of US Highway 40.
- May 15, 2019: Here is a new page devoted to Olde
Westport Spice and Trading Company in Goodland, Kansas Our family has
used their spice blends since they started the business across the state
in Johnson County over 30 years ago. At one time the spices were purchased
at fairs, craft shows and other events, but these days most of the sales
Olde Westport Spice
- May 18, 2019: We added a new page devoted to the Logan
Historical Museum in Logan Kansas. Since they do not have a web site
and their Facebook page has not been updated in nearly 2 years, we hope
this will help travelers find the museum.
- May 19, 2019: We added a new page devoted to the McCracken
Historical Museum, which is housed in a 1901 post rock jail. The museum
has many souvenirs, clippings, props and photos from the 1972 filming of
the movie, Paper Moon, staring Tatum and Ryan O'Neal. Several scenes were
filmed in McCracken, with more locations in the surrounding area.
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