Must-Eat Meals

The Must-Eat Meal: Kansas City BBQ

It was almost time to head out of Kansas, but before we did, we needed some lunch.  The must-eat meal of Kansas was, of course, BBQ. Barbecue is such a regional thing that it shows up on the must-eat list several times: Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and possibly Missouri if you go that route… Continue reading The Must-Eat Meal: Kansas City BBQ

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Moments in History

Moments in History: Brown vs. Board of Education

When M was touring the Capitol dome, he learned that we were just a couple of blocks from Monroe Elementary School, the site of the segregation battle made famous by the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case.  I'm not looking to give you a history lesson here, but basically it resulted in the… Continue reading Moments in History: Brown vs. Board of Education

The Snack

The Snack: Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds

While we were at the Kansas State Capitol, I came across the must-have snack for Kansas right in their gift shop.  Score!  Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds. These were actually really good.  They had a crunchy candy coating and chocolate with a sunflower seed kernel on the inside.  The seeds themselves were salty, so it was… Continue reading The Snack: Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds

Road Side Stops

Road Side Stop: Largest Czech Egg in the World

After a disappointing stop at the World's Largest Easel, we continued our drive across Kansas.  About 2 1/2 hours from Goodland is the town of Wilson, Kansas.  Wilson is home to the Largest Czech Egg in the World. The egg is housed in a pavilion in the center of town.  There really isn't a sign… Continue reading Road Side Stop: Largest Czech Egg in the World

Road Side Stops

Road Side Stop: World’s Largest Easel

Our first stop in Kansas was just across the Colorado border in the town of Goodland.  Goodland, Kansas is home to the World's Largest Easel.   According to the sign at the park, the easel is 80 feet tall and the painting is a representation of "Tree Sunflowers" by Vincent VanGogh. It was interesting, but… Continue reading Road Side Stop: World’s Largest Easel