John & Anne Wiley

2011/05/28

Kansas Again

We’re back in Kansas, and quite happy about it. This means we have a good chance of reaching Santa Fe tomorrow. But I’m skipping ahead…

We chased buses this morning. First one that was leaving just a few blocks away to a train that would save us some time. “Sure, we can make it!” We didn’t. Then a different bus to a different train. We missed that bus too. Felt like we were playing whack a mole with buses that would pop up and then disappear before we could tag them. Since our two bus chases had led us closer to Union Station where that second train popped up, we just turned and walked further toward that in case we could make it. We didn’t. On foot at least. But along the way we passed dueling demos.

0941 One Side

0941 One Side

Someone was speaking on a PA system about their issue, while across the street behind police lines several people were using hand-held PA horns to express their views.

0943 Another Side

0943 Another Side

People were quietly taking in both sides, and many like us were just rushing through the gap between them. In the end we took a cab to the train station and easily made that second train. After feeding Tripp and making a last check of weather we set out to the West. Dodging small storms we had another beautiful flight, but the pics are all in our heads because the views were non-photogenic due to haze and broken clouds. Anne did snap this sunset just as we approached Salina, KS to land.

0946 Salina Sunset

0946 Salina Sunset

The very helpful woman at the airport was busily booking a great and affordable room for us while her mascot Bob looked on from the wall opposite.

0947 Booking With Bob

0947 Booking With Bob

So tomorrow if the weather is willing, we’ll fly again. We’ll see… 🙂

 

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