8: Kansas

From Oklahoma, I passed briefly through the south-eastern corner of Kansas (en route to Joplin, in south-western Missouri).

This was my first visit to Kansas, and it is likely to be my last for a while. I deliberately spent very little time (and no money) in Kansas, to protest the state’s removal of evolution from their schools’ science curriculum a few years ago. (They since reversed themselves on this, but I continue to protest their stupidity.)

Pecan trees near Chetopa ("The Pecan Capital of Kansas")

Baxter Springs, on old 'Route 66'