Monument Rocks Kansas

In Western Kansas, between Oakley and Scott City is a very unique rock formation.  This land is out of character for the rest of Kansas.  The rocks are on private property and several miles on a dirt road off of KS 83.  The trip is well worth it. It is the work of erosion and as the map shows there was once a hugh waterway thru middle of the continent.  You could go from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada entirely on a ship!


Pat Metheny Cross the Heartland - one of his best in a career spanning several decades.  From the Album ‘Airstream’.  When I first started listening to PM I thought he and his band were European because they were on the ECM label.  Turns out he’s from Missouri and explains the title.  I have ‘tortured’ both my kids into seeing PM as a way to expand their musical horizons.  Sorry kids.

Ventures on a Saturday

Ventures doing Walk Dont Run originally written in 1954 by Johnny Smith who was a guitar professional living in Colorado Springs, CO where I grew up.  I took lessons at his music store until is was determined that I had absolutely not a single shred of talent.  Best to leave this to professionals was what I was told!

Silver State Challenge

The Silver State Challenge is open road racing along a 90 mile stretch of highway 318 north of Las Vegas.The goal is to hit your pre-declared average MPH.  

I am happy to say that my team ( myself and my son) got within 0.5 seconds of our designated time - not bad for a 58 minute race!

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