Sunday, June 1, 2008


My fortune cookie today said " You have great physical powers and an iron constitution"  That is SO COOL.  I had no idea.  

Anyway, on with today's post:
This great country of ours is a bit like Baskin Robbins, a buffet, a veritable smorgasbord, if you will.  Each region has it's own flavor.

I have been able to have a taste of several different regions of this nation.  I have enjoyed them all.

I bring this up because I did not want to give the impression that I do not like Kansas.  What I don't like is driving across it in one day.  I don't think I like driving across any state in one day, except some of those little ones in the east.

I love The Heartland.  If you are someone who lives on the outer edges of our nation and you have never been to Iowa, Nebraska, or Kansas you are missing out on the meat and potatoes, bread and butter of the buffet.  I love the heartland.  I can't even explain why.  There is a feeling deep inside that is stirred in those places.  A feeling of belonging.  A feeling of being  grounded.  Of roots, growing deep into the soil, extracting and embellishing all of the richness it has to offer.

If you can help it, don't drive across Kansas in one day. (Wyoming, or Arizona, either)  But do go there.  And take the time we didn't.  Take the time to visit the history at Ft. Scott.  Visit the House Where Dorothy lived and see the World's Biggest Ball of String.  See the World's Biggest Hand-dug Well.  See the ruts of the Santa Fe Trail.  Have a steak in a Stockyard restaurant.  Go to Boot Hill in Dodge City.  Enjoy the farmland and the quaint houses on the quaint streets of some really lovely little towns.  Count cows.  

I am grateful for the opportunity to travel and hope that soon I can visit some of the regions I haven't tasted, yet.  Anyone have a vacation home in the Northwest?  Someone in the deep south want to put us up?  (Does GA count as deep south?  I've been there.)  

Wherever you are enjoy the flavors of where you live.  Being gone makes me appreciate more the things I love about CO!


  1. Hi Kay
    Believe me you dont want to come down south.Its muggy and hot right now !!!
    This is a beautiful country and we love to travel but we get stared at so badly that I dread it most times when we go on trips.Its somewhat bearable when we are on the bike...people stope to say hello then!
    By the way.I'm back!

  2. FRASY! I'm so glad you're back! I'll have to hop over to your blog and read all about your trip.

    People stare because you are Indian? I guess I can see that in some parts of the country. Maybe they just think you are beautiful. I think Indian people are beautiful.

  3. I have to agree about the driving through Kansas part. As for the south..I think you have been here..and believe me it is HOT and HUMID! Stupid yellow flies!

  4. You make me wish I had the cash to travel now.

    It's already hot and humid here, but I shouldn't complain because that usually happens in May and we got a reprieve this year.

  5. Really? Arizona?

    And I was looking forward to driving to the Grand Canyon.

    The thing that struck me most on my ride to Colorado Springs via Dallas, Oklahoma, Amarillo, tip of New Mexico, was the lack of water. Louisiana is so green and lush and wet - I actually kind of missed it. That doesn't happen when I go to the Smokies.

    Btw, nobody tops Louisiana in the humidity department. (maybe the Amazon)


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