Barhopping in Emmett

Two of my friends and former high school classmates invited me out on Friday night and since last time I was in town we went to Rossville, this time the choice was Emmett. Having just driven through there a couple days before, I knew they actually had at least two bars. The last time I…

A Visit to Oz

Mom wanted to go to the Dollar General and then take us to lunch at the new-to-me Chinese restaurant in Wamego on Friday, and said we could stop downtown first. Mom, Dad, Aunt Joan and I piled into the Camry and drove the short 13 miles to Wamego. Our first stop was a winery store…

College Town Revisited

On Wednesday I drove through some rain up to Manhattan to get my car checked out. I was also scheduled to meet with a former professor and advisor who had since retired from teaching at Kansas State University. Affectionately known as the “Little Apple,” Manhattan was home for me for about six years during my…

Drivin’ on 9 (and 63)

A friend of my mother told her about a greenhouse she discovered on her way to Omaha recently, but as luck would have it, the place is a little over 20 miles north of St. Marys, so it looked like we were in for a road trip. In typical Kansas weather fashion, the weather changed…

There’s No Place Like Home

Kelly’s friend also named Kelly came over late before bedtime and entertained us with his rendition of a couple songs from local comedian-artist Tymba Wulff. He was headed over to a house party or something where this guy was singing, but it was just too late for me. He was a live wire himself and…

Buttermilk, KS

Good ol’ Buttermilk, Kansas. I have seen this name on maps for years but still haven’t been there. My mom’s good friend drove through on her way to Oklahoma once and made sure to mention it to me for the unusual name. Located in southern Comanche County, Buttermilk is about 1o miles south of Coldwater…