Getting frustrated this morning trying to set up a simple blog to post my drawings. Myspace is too slow and I can’t see if I’m being linked.
Went to KS for 8 days starting Sept. 2. Got in and rented our minivan. The price gets higher and higher with each adddtional step in the rental process. Then immediately to Cabela’s. I’ve never been and didn’t expect much, that place was nuts and an appropriate introduction to KS for Jennie. Then on to Lawrence for a quick look around. Ran into Brad on Mass. Came home to the Wam and had a little BBQ. Then on to Todd’s for some birthday beer drinking and to watch sausage creation. I twisted a few links and didn’t think the process was all that gross.
Sunday was a great day — Jennie and I cooked lunch for mom and Scott. That afternoon Jake got the ole flatbottom mud buddy out and we did a little Kaw River cruise over to Chris’ farm. We drank a couple of beers and shot some guns. I’ve never shot clay pigeons before and assumed it would be really hard. I think I had about 50% accuracy. Jennie liked the 22 pistol best, since it didn’t knock her over. That night big Ed had us over for dinner.
Monday my mom went with us out to Grandma’s (she was wound up as usual) and then to the mall to eat lunch and look around. That evening we went over to the Lane’s to hang out and plan our road trip.
Got up early on Tuesday and headed towards Rock City in Minneapolis, KS. It wasn’t too impressive. Some rocks. Might be a nice place for a picnic if you in the area or something. Then on to Lucas. We were there for a few hours. After that we had some food at a truck stop and went to the ghost town of Covert. Next was the largest ball of twine in Cawker City. It started getting dark, so we headed to Hays for the night. There we had a terrible meal at Applebee’s and saw a tranny at the Brass Rail.
Wednesday we went to see the big T-rex toy at the Sternberg Nat. Hist. Museum. Ate some Mexican food and went to Dodge City and Monezuma to the windmill farm. There’s about a half mile stetch of windmills. Stopped in Manhattan and went to the Rock a Belly Deli and Auntie Mae’s.
Thursday cooked all day and had Laner and the Pughs over for dinner. Then we went down the stinkin Lincoln. My mom joined us, as did Jess.
Friday night we went to Puffy’s in Maple Hill. Then for a night out in Lawrence. Saw some of the same characters out, not much has changed other than you can’t smoke in the bars, so they have patios now. We ate at Wheatfields on Sat morning.
Then we headed to KC for the wedding. It was on this really pretty farm and the weather cleared up for the ceremony. Everything was done right, and reflected Matt & Vicki’s personalities. The reception was great, but I got drunker than I should have and now there are pictures of me in my underwear on the internet…
Got kicked out of the hotel at 2pm, ate in Westport and went to the airport to fly back to ny. Just been fiddling around since then. Making some beans today.