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Old 10-07-2009, 08:39 PM   #15
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Neat things along I-70

Beats the ball of twine anyday.
How often do you get to see a gigantic slumping ball of twine? This is real Americana. Having a giant ball of twine is so important that there are others around the world fighting to be the biggest.

I saw it in early July, 1976. It changed my life in ways I am still discovering.

I still feel a loss in never having gone to see the World's Largest Picnic Table near Bath, NY. I drove through Bath many times in the '70's and never took the time to go see it. Who knows what I could have achieved in life had I gone to see it?

I did visit the wire bridge in New Portland, Me., in 1968. That was cool.

America is known for various "World's Largest _______________".

And what's a "spherical rock concretion" anyway?

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Old 10-07-2009, 08:39 PM   #16
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Dare I say.... Keep driving... to COLORADO.... LOL Sorry just could not resist!
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:07 PM   #17
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..I saw it in early July, 1976. It changed my life in ways I am still discovering....Gene
i lived 2 blocks from the ball o twine in 60s...

it was MUCH smaller then and genuine.

visits to TOUCH the "bailing ball' where like mecca 2 the wailing wall.

locals tried to light it on fire and then put out the fire with...yella stuff.

now the community ADDS to the ball just to keep ahead of the others trying to 1up them.

ks has LOTS of world's largest stufff

-worlds largest wooden barn (burned down a few years ago)
-worlds largest hand dug well (it's dry, last time i checked)
-worlds largest "dorothy collection"
-worlds largest earth mover (big brutus) i think it's 2nd largest now...

i could go on but know everyone is breathless and needs a pause.

oh yeah we've got the worlds largest pause tooooooo.......

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And what's a "spherical rock concretion" anyway?

Gene
that would be a round rock gene, OOZED up from the dark spaces of earth...

these are 'earth zits' basically...

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Dare I say.... Keep driving... to COLORADO.... LOL Sorry just could not resist!
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...My husband was thinking of leaving leaving Colorado on I-76 and then somehow working our way to Kansas City....
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:08 PM   #18
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Hey all,

Rocks, little Sweden and whats for dinner are all I remember from crossing Kansas. Here in Highpoint, NC, we have the world's largest chest of drawers. Not to be missed.

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Old 10-07-2009, 10:19 PM   #19
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wow! this has suddenly become a tough decision! The largest "slumping" ball of twine is quite tempting...but so are earth zits...
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Downtown KS City, MO was interesting~they built towers and fountains to resemble Italy. Also, we stayed a Lake Jacoma, a lovely park with full hookups and a lake view close to downtown.
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yeah it's all part of our new tourism campaign...

"as big as u think..."

Kansas Travel and Tourism Division, Kansas Department of Commerce

i'm a consultant for them...

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Keep up the good work! The Missouri Town 1880 (?) was another interesting place and you have BBQ. There was a farmers market and the wrecked steamship. We were surprised at how much there was to do, we had a great time.
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Downtown KS City, MO was interesting~they built towers and fountains to resemble Italy. Also, we stayed a Lake Jacoma...
nice try tin' but...

-the italy stuff is ON the plaza which isn't downtown (it is americas FIRST outdoor shopping mall)

it's lake jacomo (as in JAckson COunty MissOuri) with isn't in kansas...

and it is NOT close to downtown, unless you are from some place like s.d. where 20 miles and 40 minutes is close.

even kansas city isn't in ks (at least NOT the k.c. u r thinking of...)

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...There was a farmers market and the wrecked steamship...
LOTS of farmers in ks, but THIS market is in missouri and it is the CITY MARKET,

and the steam ship wreck 'arabia' is in missouri too...http://www.1856.com/

it's as IF they recovered the titanic, only smaller, used in freshwater and with a paddle not a propeller...

but hey i'm a san diego fan, there is a JAYHAWK bar/grill there originally owned by a kansan...

it's called the boardwalk bar/grill on mission? and there is a "kansas city bbq" in s.d.

sadly it is NOT very good eatin...

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Downtown KS City, MO was interesting~they built towers and fountains to resemble Italy. Also, we stayed a Lake Jacoma, a lovely park with full hookups and a lake view close to downtown.
Thanks! I had not even gotten to that part of our journey. We'll be in KC for a week. Looks like a great park!
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...We'll be in KC for a week. Looks like a great park!
not exactly.

AND it largely depends on WHERE or what part of the 500 sq. mile metroplex ya wanna visit.

with NO lumps (mountains) or edges (coast) or holes (lakes), it's a BIG ole' spread out city.

i've posted on some places to stay b4...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...rea-43065.html

but it really depends on WHERE ya wanna be.

if downtown, the market, the plaza, or any of western/south kc is your goal...

my link is a GOOD spot.

IF north/eastern kc is your goal, stay NORTH OF THE RIVER (the missouri river)...

there is a park up there that was good enough for mathew mcconaughey and his airstream to camp...

when he did the cross country tour/trip for his flick sahara...

google it.

OR the world's of fun campground on the east side...

it's a theme park like disney land, only smaller and without a mouse or magic kingdom or monorail...

but other wise exactly the same...

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Warning!

We will be crossing Kansas on Oct. 21 and early Oct. 22 on I-70.

Every time we cross Kansas, there are tornados. We were in Hays when Greenberg was flattened. We missed one by 10 minutes when it crossed I-70 east of Wakeeney in 2008. We stayed in Junction City when ones were east and west of us last spring.

Despite the many fine attractions, including round rocks from the Earth's innards (how did I miss that?), we are always going somewhere else, fast, and far away. It is best for us and for Kansans if we don't tary.

Tornados make us drive longer and faster.

If you don't like tornados, stay away from Kansas on those dates. If you live there, stay in the tornado cellar.

We attract tornados while in Kansas. My apologies to the citizens of Kansas, we can't help ourselves.

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Funny, my wife is from Abilene, and we always are on "our way through" when in KC, but next week we will be there all week for a conference, going to get to see a lot of the things that look interesting, and will be gone again by the time CrawfordGene rolls through and attempts to wipe the state off the map...
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Manhattan area has good sites to visit, the Tall Grass Prairie and the Flint Hills south out of Manhattan. Fort Riley has historical sites near Junction City. Alma, Kansas just off of I 70 has a cheese factory and old stone buildings. Paxico, kansas has quite a few antique shops. Eating at Puffy's Steakhouse near Maple Hill I believe, big sign on 70 east of Wamego exit. Also Wamego has a very nich museum, etc. for the Wizard of Oz theme.

Nice Federal campgrounds at Tuttle Cove on Tuttle Creek Lake near Manhattan. Beautiful view of lake, I believe they are still open. I 70 does seem to have more sites as you go across the state.

Good luck on your trip.
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