Our motel in Bartlesville:
The Bartlesville water department has a sense of humor!
Nuvi took us on some less-traveled roads north out of Bartlesville and into Kansas. Our day was spent driving through Kansas.
I was expecting flat land and waving fields of wheat, but it's not like that at all. We saw tons of pasture land filled with contented herds of cattle, and even some feed lots jammed with much less contented cattle. It makes no sense to me to pen them up in feed lots when there is pasture land all around. Instead of wheat, we saw field after field of grain sorghum (also called milo), corn and sunflowers. Kansas appears to be a highly agricultural State!
Traffic was light and we made good time. The sky was blue, the clouds were wispy, and it was a perfect day for a drive. We had lunch in Concordia at Heavy's, Home of the Baby Huey Barbecue.
Dick spotted the smoker first, which is like a beacon to him that calls out "eat here, eat here"! Our waitress was a local gal who identified the milo for us, because we didn't have a clue.
Our destination was Belleville, Kansas, which was chosen for obvious reasons...
It seems to be slightly larger than our Belleville, but it also appears to be much less sophisticated. (I never thought I'd be referring to Belleville, Michigan as sophisticated...oh well, everything is relative.)
Dick discovered that their high school mascot is Buffalos, not Tigers.
Since we arrived at the Super 8 relatively early, we decided to hop up to the border of Nebraska and find a couple of caches there so that we wouldn't have to stop and do it in the morning.
We found the Buckley Creek Recreation Area - the most memorable feature was the mud.
We had dinner back in Belleville at the Pizza Hut - yummy.