QUICK WHAT’S ONE THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU THINK OF KANSAS?
THE WIZARD OF OZ?
Not to brag or anything, but we visited Dorthy’s house, and got a personal tour of it from Dorthy herself…(Or a native American/Spanish/I really don’t know what nationality version of her anyway…) It was corny, but we expected corny. I mean we were in Liberal, Kansas, but it wasn’t as corny as we thought it would be. After going through her house, we went into this warehouse, where the tour guide actually acted out the whole Wizard of Oz movie. We “followed the Yellow Brick Road,” all the way to the end when our knock-off Dorthy clicked her heels 3 times as we exited the warehouse, excuse me, the Land of Oz!
As fun as Dorthy’s house was, we had to make it to the other end of Kansas by the end of the day, so we said Goodbye to the Land of Oz, and drove due north past corn, wheat, other crops, and cows. We took some selfies with the cows who were just staring at us with their lazy eyes as they swatted the flies away from them with their tails.
QUICK WHAT’S ANOTHER THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU THINK OF KANSAS?
Probably nothing, because there isn’t much in Kansas. The largest ball of twine was on the other side of the state, so we didn’t detour for that, but we did detour onto a dirt road, (and onto someone’s property) to these rocks called the Monument Rocks.
The dirt road was cool, but kind of spooky. We were the only car on the road, and there were Oil Drills on either side of us making a low humming noise you could hear when everything was quiet.
We arrived at the rocks, where there were a few other people there to our surprise, at the perfect time, Golden Hour! That is the hour before the sun sets when everything gets orangey, yellow. These rocks are very very random. In the middle of a farm with cows mooing are these rocks.
They were formed by an ancient sea, and if you looked closely enough there were rock and shell fossils in the layered rocks. They are shaped by the wind and rain, and eventually, they will most likely be gone.
We drove back on the dirt road, as we watched the sun set, towards Colby, Kansas…A trucking town big enough to have hotels for us to stay in! Off to Nebraska!