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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Kansas, Here We Come!

That's right, Kansas, been there and done that. It was the worst trip I ever made as for as traveling goes! The day before we left (we = my step-daughter, wife, and yours truly) I "cotched" a cold and it kept getting worse the longer we traveled. And on top of that, being the only gentleman along, I had to "rassle" luggage in and out of motel rooms, something I normally would think nothing of, but they got heavier and heavier as we went along. One motel had outside stairs to the second floor and that was a hard one.

Why Kansas? Well, it was my wife's 73rd high school reunion and I couldn't back out of it. Someone had to drive, and the daughter did most of it. I didn't have any time for book-looking or library research, museums, etc. It was visiting relatives here and there around Topeka. My wife figures it was going to be her last Kansas trip, so we made the most of it.

It rained one day in Topeka, not very hard, and one night in north central Kansas where the storm just brushed by. Nice weather, otherwise, but I was too sick to notice.

I crashed when we finally got home and it's taken me another ten days to get feeling half-way decent. I told the wife, "I'm never leaving home again." She said,"You will, your family reunion is coming up and you don't want to miss that." "We'll see, we'll see, right now I'm stayin' home!"

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  1. Sorry ya had such a rough trip. However, the rooms are booked and if you need a ride we can come and get ya.

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    1. Thanks, Russ. You won't hsve to come and get us. I'm feeling better as the days go by.

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  2. Sounding a bit like me, I like staying home, but, I go anyway. Being from Nebraska I have spent quite a lot of time in Kansas. Sorry to hear you were not feeling well, I wondered when I did not see a post from you last week. Glad you are feeling better. I made a trip to Lincoln Nebraska, last week, only 500 miles one way but it wore me out for several days. As a kid still a year and a half from 70 I don't recover quite like I once did. Hope you make it back to your family reunion, Utah is nice in the summer.

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    1. I've always liked to travel and drive, but not like that. We were in Nebraska a while back and enjoyed that trip. Thanks, Neil.

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  3. I tell you, I love being home. Traveling isn't for the weak, or the sick. Take care of yourself

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    1. Thanks, Charles. I'm working on it.

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  4. Oscar, I hope you have completely recovered and regained your strength. Homecoming after a trip is like a rebirth. As I grow older I find myself shying away from family events. It feels like invasion of my time and resources. There is so much to do, read and write actually.

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  5. I'm feeling pretty good now, Prashant, thanks! As writers, we have plenty to do without visiting family, but a good visit can be refreshing and useful.

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