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The hills in eastern Kansas have turned to rollers. Sweeping grasses and limestone bluffs are characteristic of the largest remaining tract of tall grass prairie in North America. Today the weather was calm and the storms continued to drift away from us as we moved through the Flint Hills region of Kansas. The adventure cycling maps showed ...
... of 1858, there was a great deal of dissatisfaction among the
residents of the central and northern parts of the county, and a number of
citizens selected the present site of Iola, with the intention of ultimately
securing the county seat.
town's name is Iola, which was the Christian name of J.F. Colborn's (a founding
father of Iola) wife.
first building on the town site was ...
... customers and being treated as if we were part of the hoards that were arriving, but to little avail. Since we spent several hours there it was cool that there were unlimited refills of soda and popcorn for the entire day. If we ever get out of Iola, they'll have to roll me out of the less-than-Super-8.
We found a church today, that helps. People are kind, but I think they think we are nuts. After being held up ...
... farm and grew corn, wheat, barley and raised calf's and such....he had passed in 2007 and she now just was renting out her land to others in the town. She was so sweet offered us the use of bathrooms in the Center, said to feel free to wash up and stay for awhile if we wanted to.....Before we were leaving another cyclist was coming down the road he saw us and came over and talked for awhile his name is Alex....He started in Yorktown, VA and was headed ...
... Smalls towns are so much fun and talking with the people in them. So when we were getting ready to leave I poured my ice water in my camelback and one of the ladies Hester advised me that they would get me more ice water if needed and I said thank you but it was good. So they asked where we were headed and I said to Garnett and they wanted to know why we were going there and what was going on. I said I didn't know what was going that we were riding ...