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 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!