We took a detour Wednesday. At least I think it was Wednesday. I’m not sure any more.
The above photo is of Banjo Man imitating a Da Vinci sketch.
Thank goodness Banjo Man kept his clothes on.
The center of the United States was very exciting. For one of us.
There was a very,very small chapel. I couldn’t resist reading a Psalm. My one and only opportunity.
I may have been praying to get to Nebraska.
We had spent the previous night at an Econolodge in Phillipsburg, Kansas. We were a bit apprehensive when we drove up to the motel, bit it turned out to be wonderful. Like the polar opposite of the motel in Anaconda.
In other words, I did not cry.
We ate at the Sand Trap Bar And Grill, another surprise hit. Banjo Man’s chicken fried steak dinner was the size of a turkey platter.
Anyway, as interesting as the center of the United States was, we had an 11:30 tour booked at the Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud. We would see a museum, gift shop, her childhood home, train depot, her best friend’s home and two churches. Oh, and the Willa Cather prairie.
It was all good, but I was bitten and/or stung by a number of Willa Cather insects. I have the welts on my arm and back to prove it.
Travel advice: When in Red Cloud bring bug spray.