We took a drive North today taking the lesser used route to Kansas City. Business, Nordstrom Shoe Sale, (for John, not me),
This is what the sky looked like on the way back - glad we hadn't stayed longer.
This is the picture of the rocks at the edge of the Highway that I took and sent to Amanda and Mike. I just recently decided that I wasn't being annoying enough as a Mother-In-Law, so I have begun to send interesting rock pictures - as a Geology major, I think Mike likes them.
This is Coffeyville, Kansas - just North of the Oklahoma border. Those houses weren't originally set so far back from the street - a flood came through and wiped out rows of houses. You can still see the driveways and foundation. (Just too hard to photograph, so you'll have to trust me.)
This charming old green house was far enough from the river to survive the flood.
Here is the real Gem of Coffeeville - The Brown Mansion. Another historic home saved by that Old Maid daughter who stayed to take care of her parents, and then lived to a ripe old age in the house, donating it in her will. I can't tell you how many times I have heard of this.
On this sleepy little highway the biggest things we saw were grain silos, until the gigantic group of buildings.
Saint John The Baptist Catholic Church, Greeley, Kansas
So surprised by the sheer enormity of it - do you suppose that every the Catholics in Kansas shows up there on Sunday? (Or that Saturday 5 pm excuse for Midnight Mass?)
And just in case you don't know what I meant when I mentioned Grain Silos, here's a picture. (Or at least this is what I think is a Grain Silo - it could be a power plant, or actually anything else.)