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We leave non-descriptive Arkansas this morning and head North towards Missouri. The first gas station we stop at in Missouri is selling T-shirts that reads, "keep calm and carry guns", "you keep your advice we'll keep our guns", and last but not least "hey vegetarians, my food poops on your food". Well I have news for you Mr. I-drive-a-giant-pick-up-truck-to-overcompensate-for-other-smaller-objects, the ketchup you put on your burger is made out of tomatoes, so technically your food poops on your food.

You can't make this shit up

You can't make this shit up

We stopped for lunch in Kansas City, Missouri. A small portion of Kansas City is located in Kansas, that may be why it's called Kansas City because the best part about it is Kansas. Our friend Andrew Brick who is from St. Louis, Missouri messages us during lunch to inform us that we are on the wrong side of the state, we should be in St. Louis. Unfortunately that is 8 hours out of our way so we will have to leave that for another time.

As soon as we leave Missouri, and enter Iowa, the energy is immediately more positive. Iowa's tag line is "Fields of Opportunities", which we find amusing. We dip West and head to Omaha, Nebraska where we're spending the night. Omaha is pretty legit, complete with three breweries and a Whole Foods. The guy checking me out at Whole Foods suggests the Zorinsky Lake as an evening activity, and we take a really pretty five mile hike around the lake.

Dorky hiking selfie

Dorky hiking selfie


Sunset over the lake, so pretty

Sunset over the lake, so pretty

Posted by shari36 19:52 Archived in USA Tagged sunset omaha missouri nebraska whole_foods vegetarians_are_awesome Comments (0)

I Have a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore

Oklamhoma is OK, Or Missouri Loves Company

semi-overcast 82 °F

The Plains States are rather plain, a monotony of gently rolling hills and fields. They are still beautiful, but not stunning the way everything is on the other side of the Continental Divide. There are a few gems tucked away in these emerald hills.
Thanks to one of my friends in Denver, and the signs that begin at the border between Colorado and Kansas, we find the Oz Museum, (and the Oz Winery, and the Style of Ahhhz! Salon). The moment we walk in, we know we are going to spend a lot of money here. The museum tour begins and ends in Auntie Em's Gift Shop, a pleasant little shop with all things Oz, from shot glasses to door mats. I bought a door mat. The museum has over 2,000 artifacts from the inception of Oz to modern adaptations. L. Frank Baum's first books, ruby slippers, props from Wicked; they're all there and wonderful. In a small theater at the back of the museum, the 1939 classic film plays on a loop. The exhibits are well maintained and contain all sorts of interesting tidbits and trivia. The museum is fairly small, but we spent nearly two hours there.

Shoes!

Shoes!

After the museum, we drove into a storm to check out the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, because what is a bible and rifle church? We still don't know. The church was built in 1832, is about all we know.

This is Bible and Rifle Church, but why is it a Bible and Rifle Church?

This is Bible and Rifle Church, but why is it a Bible and Rifle Church?

We head south and then west and then east and then south again towards Oklahoma. We stop and take dorky pictures with the sign, because we are dorks. We quickly pass through a bit of Missouri, and then we're in Arkansas, where we are spending the night. Important question: Ar-can-saw or Ar-Kansas?

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Posted by MiriG 20:25 Archived in USA Tagged road_trip driving lower road trip oz oklahoma arkansas missouri kansas lower_48 mirig 48 pcsd post_college_stress_disorder oz_museum Comments (0)

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