Another long day of driving in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois, with a few interesting sights.
Early on, before this rest stop in Kansas, I passed a large spill of vegetables on I-70. I thought they might have been apples until the intense smell of onions wafted through the car.
Auditions were in Wichita, KA yesterday, and they’re probably headed to the Pittsburgh set later this week.
Do you think Katy Perry rides the bus?
I doubt it.
I also noticed a surprising number of Chevy Equinoxes. Some were driven by tailgating millennial ladies hunched over the steering wheel like race-car drivers. Perhaps that’s their intended demographic.
I purchased a Harvest Hosts membership on sale back in May for $87.10, thinking I might stay at a few of the ~854 wineries, golf courses, and attractions across the United States. The single-night stays are free, with the caveat that you should support the business in some way. Seems like a win/win for everyone.
I hadn’t been able to find one to suit my odd travel itinerary until now. I had many excuses: it was too hot, there were none where I wanted to stay, the location was seasonal, etc…
With only two days left in this trip, I had to give it a try. After driving 200 miles from Salina, Kansas, I looked another 300 miles further ahead and found the Tuscan Hills Winery. It was close to I-70, the forecast was for the low 80s, and it had good reviews. I called, and they couldn’t have been friendlier. I pulled in at 5pm and had a pizza and a martini (most wines give me a headache).
The view of the Children of the Corn.
I’m told there’s a wedding rehearsal dinner here tonight. I see cars parked, but I can’t hear a thing. I’m the only camper. A peaceful spot to spend the night. Thank you, Harvest Hosts.