Kansas City has a remarkably extensive history of famous criminals: Bonnie and Clyde had a shootout here, and Pretty Boy Floyd was a suspect in the “Kansas City Massacre”. But by far the best-known outlaw in the area was Jesse James. I diaried the story of Jesse James in my history blog here: https://lflank.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/jesse-james-the-real-story/ In … More Jesse James Bank Museum
Well, I had a strange happening this morning. After I got up and climbed into the front cab to move the van to a new parking spot for the day, I noticed a cop car parked right by me. Then, I saw a car next to him that was sitting at an angle with the … More An Odd Morning…
A nice little park that runs along the Missouri River. Lots of dog-walkers, lots of bird-watchers. Nice place for as picnic lunch. 🙂 Some photos from an afternoon in the park. To reach the park, you cross the railroad tracks over this rather rickety plank bridge The Missouri River The walkway runs along the … More Riverfront Park
We’ve had some seriously crappy weather in Kansas City for the past couple days. It’s been raining heavily since Thursday, and Thursday night we had a Tornado Watch. No tornadoes though, which sorta disappoints me–I’d like to see one (though off in the distance rather than up close). Last night a whole string of heavy … More Ah, Mother Nature…..
Wow, I got to re-live most of my childhood today. 🙂 This is a very nice little museum. (Actually, with two floors, it’s not so “little”.) The first floor contains “miniatures”, which are tiny copies of everyday objects for art or display purposes. Some of them were mind-bogglingly amazing. The second floor is a collection … More Museum of Toys and Miniatures
[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these “how-to” posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] Back in my younger days as a backpacker, we used almost no electricity at all. I sometimes carried a small … More Electricity in the Van
It was two years ago this week that I left my St Pete Fl apartment for the last time and set out on the road with Ziggy the Snail Shell. Nineteen states later, I’m looking forward to my next two years. 🙂