Road Trip

I work on the car while Harland supervises.

Harland(hubby) and I took a road trip this weekend for a whirlwind tour of north central Kansas and a sidetrip into Nebraska.  We left right after I got off work on Friday. We visited many interesting places, met new people, and made some new friends. For my part, I further perfected my farmer’s tan and acquired 3 more chiggers.  I also took over 400 pics. We got home late Sunday evening. I unpacked, took my shower, fell into bed, and was asleep in about 2 seconds.  I’ll have a chance to go through my pics tonight after work, and will have posts all week about our travels, including a prairie named after a famous American author and a visit to her childhood home, a Pawnee Indian village museum, an orphan train museum, and a visit to the world’s largest ball of twine. We also stopped at a 100 year old limestone church and a gallery full of tiny carvings of amazing animated people, animals, and vehicles- the life’s work of one man.

Stay tuned all week for posts about our crazy travels.


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Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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13 Responses

  1. Tami says:

    Do you mind saying where you live? I’m just curious because I grew up in Jewell Co. which is near all these things you visited. Nice to hear a little about “home”. Love your blog.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Tami,
      Thank you! We live in NE Kansas about an hour west of St. Joe. We drove all over Jewell county and it is a beautiful county, a hidden gem. Love the wide openness of the countryside there.
      Stop by again,

  2. Looking forward to seeing your photos from your travels. Sounds like a great get-a-way. Some day I will go on a get-a-way…but until then, I will live vicariously through yours! Ha Ha!! I’ve been going a little stir crazy lately with the kids at home and my hubby working 12 hour days.

    • Suzanne says:

      Oh dear. Well, feel free to live vicariously, but keep in mind that you’ll have to spend 2 nights sleeping on rather hard hotel mattresses, and one night listening to an air-conditioner that my husband said sounded like a grain dryer. (LOUD)

  3. Woops! I forgot…I wanted to say something about that old photo on your post. What the heck were those two thinking?! Hilarious! I love it! Wonder if they ever got out of that mess!!

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Bonnie,
      Don’t you love it. It wasn’t uncommon for early cars to get stuck a lot because there were almost no paved roads in America back then. A real mess.
      Take care.

  4. Teresa says:

    Farmer’s tan: good. Chiggers: bad. Weekend trip with hubby: Priceless! I look forward to hearing all about it and traveling vicariously through you.

  5. Shailaja says:

    I’m ready and waiting with a large mug of coffee to enjoy your forthcoming posts. The preview showing ‘you’ in disguise and hard at work has whipped up my expectations.

  6. I’m baaaack…,taking a peek at your blog. Can’t wait to see your pictures! Did you stop in Omaha, that is where I live( well just north about 20 miles)

    Glad your home safe and sound!


  7. Linda says:

    And if you EVER come into Colorado you must come see us. But you will have to drive over the Rocky Mountains.


  8. Janice Chester says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    Would love to know what kind of camera you use.


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