Many people don’t realize historic Route 66 goes through Kansas. That’s likely because it only covers about 11 miles, from Galena to Baxter Springs. But with the goal of eventually driving the entire route, Sweetums and I recently drove the Kansas portion. The route enters Kansas at Galena, a town of about 3,000 souls. It… Continue reading Wait … is Kansas even on Route 66?
On our August trip, Sweetums and I were just driving through the countryside when we passed a sign for a town named Blue Eye. Turns out, there are two Blue Eyes, one on the Missouri side of the line and one on the Arkansas side. Both are incorporated; Arkansas’ Blue Eye is the state’s least-populated… Continue reading Have you ever been to Blue Eye, Mo.?
We’d never heard of Dick’s 5 and 10 before we went to Branson, Mo., in August, but we quickly found is was advertised as one of the city’s biggest tourist draws. While it is like an old-fashioned variety store, it also had the feel of those big, tacky souvenir shops. The difference was, alongside the… Continue reading Dick’s 5 & 10 has the feel of an old variety store
Sweetums and I had heard Branson, Mo., was sort of like Pigeon Forge – home to all kinds of shows and tacky tourist attractions. We decided to stop by since it was close to one of our destinations, Eureka Springs, Ark. We weren’t disappointed in its tackiness. There was plenty of fun weirdness to go… Continue reading Branson is a town filled with oversized wackiness
Unless you’ve tried it, you might find it hard to believe that you can hear an echo of your voice just by standing on pavement in Tulsa, Okla. Sweetums and I tried it recently and … it works! It was really interesting to find that, when we stood in the center of a circle, we… Continue reading At this mystery spot, you can hear your voice echo back