There’s a battle for you soul out on the highway. Some signs want you to follow Jesus and other signs tell you to go to exit 88a for Porn. I just look straight ahead.
Back on line – Briefly
We’re traveling to KY for the Bourbon and Bluegrass Airstream Festival but before we get there we are traversing the plains.
Last of the Plains for awhile
Taking a brief hiatus from In-Plain-Site only because I will be traveling in Bourbon Country. Look for me there for the next 4-5 weeks. – The Management
Last Trip to Kansas This Summer
August 31, 2018
Last trip to Kansas this summer. I won’t miss the 103F temps but it will be interesting to see what the fall brings besides the cold and snow.
” I am just a middle-class farm boy from Dodge City and my grandparents were wheat farmers.”
Somethings ARE better in the Country
Like this super automatic car wash in Garden City, KS. We have nothing like this in Denver! And after the bugs I collected on my front windshield and grill I needed this. The car was spotless after I left the establishment. It was $13. The attendant said the $12 wouldn’t ‘git all the bugs out’ so there you go.
Church is where ever you want it to be
Japanese Internment WWII
During WW2 there were many internment sites. Most people would be surprised to hear that one of them was located in south eastern Colorado. Just outside of Granada, Colorado. The ‘authorities’ were primarily concerned with Japanese Americans near the west coast of the US but that didn’t stop them from interning thousands of JA inland. While they eventually had their own town , with schools, sporting fields, farming, etc it was nothing compared to their own lives before internment.
A rebuilt internment building
This is all that’s left of most of the buildings
Anyone can love the mountains. To love the plains you have to have soul
That was my country—Terrible winds and a wonderful emptiness.
– Georgia O’Keefe, Lovingly Georgia (ed. C. Giboire, 1990), Simon and Schuster, New York, NY