Monday, April 11, 2022

To me, Kansas was just a place you went through to get somewhere else...

but not anymore.  I actually have a reason to go back.  I have a friend that I bet loves Kansas because of its connection to The Wizard of Oz. Wamego, KS has a Wizard of Oz Museum.

For us:

1)  Kansas Sonic is one of the few places we have found regular cheese-curds.  Most Sonics have gone to jalapeƱos cheese curds.  This may be trivial to some, but sometimes it's the little things.

2)  I found an outdoor art display that I liked, no loved.  I wish we had taken the time to stop,  but on a small highway in an RV pulling a car, easier said than done.  Pat asked if I wanted to go back, but I'm 100% sure he was kidding.  Oh well, a reason to go back.

M. T. Liggett was born in 1930 in Mullinville, KS.  He served in the Navy, the Air Force and studied law.  He later returned to Mullinville where for 25 years he exhibited his Folk Artwork, signs, and whirligigs sculpted from re-used farm implements, welded metal, and combine discs.  His venue was mainly land along his  front fence on U.S. 400.  This artwork is 3 rows deep and stretchs for a quarter of a mile.  

A lot of Liggett's art is political, although he said he didn't belong to any political party and had no agenda.  He acknowledged that a lot of his art made people mad, but he said "you have to have a strong opinion and guts." When he put up a piece of art he didn't care if anyone liked it or not.   He died in 2017 at the age of 86.  A restoration project, including a visitor center was established.

You can search the internet to see some of his more "saucy" artwork.  It's great, but I can see why it made people mad!

We stopped at Goddard, KS at a WalMart to eat lunch.  An animal group was there helping celebrate the opening of the garden center.  I stopped and petted the Ferret for our grandaughter, Alexa, who would love one of these, or just about any other living creature. 

Thank you to our Harvest Host, Wildwood Cellars Winery in Peck, KS., for allowing us to spend Saturday night.  They have 3 Kansas and one Illinois location.  Their specialty?  Elderberry.  We enjoyed the wine tasting, free by the way, as well as their hospitality. 

We chose an  Elderberry semi-dry and an Elderberry/Blackberry semi-sweet.

We have made it to our destination. 12 doctor visits in 4 days!
Where are the Piepers now?  Lee's Summit, MO


  1. Not too far away from us in Hannibal!

    1. Who might you be "anonymous"? We will be closer to Hannibal at the end of the month.

  2. Medicare is SO looking forward to you.

    1. Lol, we'll probably be the straw that breaks the camels back and bankrupts it.