Morgan and I have made it to Kansas safely. The weather is hot and balmy and there are thunderstorms in the forecast. The puppies have grown so much and are adorable beyond words.
Two pieces of advice for anyone who might travel the same route as I did:
- If you stay at the Days Inn in Brookings, S.D., which is a nice hotel, skip the continental breakfast. It’s food that fights back when you least expect it.
- If you drive through Holton, Kan., see a sign for Bodacious Barbecue and think "I want to eat there," then that is an impulse you should follow. Seriously, go there. It’s truly enjoyable Kansas/Cajun/Hickory barbecue. The signs are a bit difficult to follow, but the joy of a Midwest town is you can just ask anyone for directions. Worked for us.