Honestly, what is there to say about Kansas? Kansas is one of the “fly-over” states for the East and West Coast. This means that the traveler only sees it from the windows of an airplane when flying from east to west or vice versa. With an imperceptible scratching on the back of their mind, they ask themselves, “who lives down there” and, above all, why?
Kansas is for many a band that met in the capital of that state with the charming name Topeka ? and created the unforgettable hit “Dust in the wind”. Kansas was also the home of the unforgettable Amelia Earhart, the first woman to cross the Atlantic for those who no longer know. And speaking of Heroes of the Skies – Clark Kent (also known as Superman) grew up in the small fictitious little town of Smallville. A city has officially changed its name to Smallville for a day’s publicity. Crazy, right ? Why Jerry Siegel, who himself was born in Ohio, had just invented a place in Kansas remains puzzling. Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, both not born in Kansas, did their duty for Kansas in Dodge City. Yes, Dodge City was and still is in Kansas ;-). And last but not least, Dorothy Gale lived in a small town here in Kansas. Who knows who Dorothy Gale is, please info in the comment area.
So we drove through Kansas. First we had to drive through part of Colorado that looked completely identical to Kansas. Brown grass and browned cornfields as far as the eye can see. Somewhere in between a gray band of asphalt, which without really moving leads to the horizon and how we would still remember – much further ;-). Google Maps just showed 603 miles (965 kilometers). And that’s exactly what it was like. Imagine that, a road from Hamburg to Munich, straight ahead and the view is brown grass. From time to time we also had a small township, but only for a short time, so we made a drive-through state out of the “flyover state”, except for a night at a lake ?