DAY TRIPPIN’ AROUND KANSAS

DAY TRIPPIN' AROUND KANSAS

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I see fewer windmills around Kansas as I get older. The new wind turbines are taking over. Sad.

 

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I see fewer windmills around Kansas as I get older. The new wind turbines are taking over. Sad.

 

Did you have a good Labor Day weekend? I hope you got the opportunity to do something fun and relaxing. We took a very nice road trip out West on Highway 54. There is not much to see out that way, but if you enjoy the wide open prairie with a bit of serendipity, the trip becomes more of an adventure. I like old windmills and decided to count them so I would not fall asleep in the truck. I only saw two which disappointed me to some extent. On the bright side, the wildflowers growing along the highway and the railroad tracks are beautiful! I especially like the little yellow sunflowers with brown centers.

We decided to stop at Greensburg to see the world’s largest hand-dug well. Yes, it’s their claim to fame. It was dug in 1887, completed in 1888 and was the main source of water for the city until 1932. The well is 32 feet in diameter and 109 feet deep. Having said that, imagine walking down the stairs to get into the cavern of it. Yes – stairs! No elevator – (you’ve been warned).

My husband works out every day at the gym and he was struggling on the stairs a bit. Well, I’d love to say I work out and go for “leg day” at the gym, but I would be grossly misrepresenting myself – um… it would be a lie. To be honest, at one point I thought I was dying, folks! All I had to do was listen to myself breathe to realize – I am out of condition big time! Going down was not so bad, but climbing back up was a real bear!!! I thought I’d have to set up residence at the bottom of that well! Can you imagine filling out a “change of address” card for the U.S. Post Office??? Location: Bottom of world’s largest hand-dug well in Greensburg, Kansas! Oh, Nice!

The good news is that I was able to navigate the stairs! I am still having almost no pain from sciatica and not using my cane! This is just wonderful and I don’t question it and I certainly don’t complain – I just rejoice from the bottom of my heart for this gift!!! Thank You, Lord!!! He’s so good to me!!!