Way Out West in Kansas


We’re off to Kansas tomorrow for more editorial research. Yes, that’s right I said Kansas. Don’t worry, I’m kind of used to that reaction, as just about everybody I know asks, “Why Kansas?” when I tell them of my travel plans.

Actually, Kansas wasn’t at the top of my travel list either. That was until I met Terry. Well, truth be told I’ve never really met Terry in person, as we kind of connected through a disability-focused message board. Terry lives in Kansas and likes to kayak and enjoys the outdoors.

I told him about the accessible tidepools in Oregon and he told me about the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills.

And then he told me I should cover Kansas. So I did a little research and I found some interesting sights, and to make a long story short, it just sounded like a good destination.

After all, Emerging Horizons’ readers really liked the Route 66 Missouri feature I did, so why not Kansas?.

So off we go to Kansas. It’s going to be a very hectic itinerary, but with a little luck I should be able to meet up with Terry on our last day. After all, the best way to get the real inside scoop on any destination is to chat with a local. And that’s exactly what I plan to do.

Now if I could just get that darn song out of my mind!!

Folks don’t stay out very late
Way out West in Kansas,
They take the sidewalks in at eight
Way out West in Kansas
It’s some town, by heck, I’ll swear,
You can stand in the old town square
And knock on ev..er…y front door
Way out West in Kansas