Monday, July 23, 2012

the road home

Flint Hills of Kansas - east of Wichita:

The continent's largest remaining tract of tallgrass, 82,000 square miles. Explorer Zebulon Pike first coined the name the Flint Hills in 1806 when he entered into his journal, "passed very ruff flint hills". The underlying bedrock of the hills is a flinty limestone.
On the road again, heading home from Wichita to Georgia over the weekend, decided to take the 'road less traveled' instead of the interstate. It was certainly less traveled, almost no traffic at all. Lots of miles through rural Kansas and Missouri, lots of farms. A few little towns. An occasional tractor on the road. Very peaceful, just taking the back roads.


Gypsy Quilter said...

It looks bone dry. Glad you had a safe trip home.

The Jones Family said...

Great scenery in America's heartland. Thanks for the little history lesson. I always enjoy those. Enjoy the week ahead.