One thing is for certain is that traffic does not exist in Kansas or Oklahoma. Not even during the Labor Day Weekend.
Michelle and I took Friday off so we could do a short road trip (750 miles one way is considered short for us) through Kansas and to Tulsa, OK.
Michelle plotted a few interesting things to see in both states.
Kansas: Monument Rock (yes, a rock), Strataca Salt Mine and the Keeper of the Plains in Wichita.
Oklahoma: A waterfall and the Philbrook Museum of Art.
We got off of the interstate for Monument Rock and the road immediately turned into a dirt road. Drive twenty miles, make a left. Drive six more miles, make a right. Drive twelve more miles, make a right. This went on for a bit but we eventually got there. We pulled in the parking area and nobody else was present. Sign of good things to come.
The sun wasn't out and but we had some cool clouds for the most part.
I will have to say that Monument Rock was really cool. In the middle of nowhere, surrounded…
After Greece we boarded our bus and headed for the Albanian border. Our bus driver, Tasos had to "bribe" the customs office on duty with approximately $5. What a racket. I wonder if they do that here. You know, like at the US/Mexican Boarder. Maybe Trump should look into that.
Our first stop was Butrint. Butrint was the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city, and a bishopric of the Byzantine Empire. The site was abandoned in the middle ages when the marshes began to take over the area.
We departed Butrint and headed out towards Gjirokaster stopping in Sarande for lunch. Sarande is a small seaside town. Lunch consisted of fish with two options. Head on or head off. We were told that the locals order the fish with the heads on otherwise they have no idea what type of fish they are actually getting served. Makes sense to me however, I don't like my food looking at me when I eat it. I opted for head off. Michelle had lasagna.
Sarande Gjirokaster is an UNESCO World …
Memorial Day was a memorable one this year. In Colorado, the freeways going to the mountains are always packed in the winter and three day weekends. The perfect remedy is to go north.
We thought about going to Oklahoma but they just had the flooding and tornados. If our goal was to photograph destruction, it would have been the logical choice but alas, more of buddhas, ghost towns and old prisons were on the agenda on this trip.
First stop was Wild Horse Canyon Loop in Wyoming on the way to Idaho Falls.
We pulled in to Idaho Falls around 8:00pm and promptly went to dinner at a local Mexican joint. Jalisco's Restaurant. The place was packed, but the food was pretty good.
The next morning we had our free breakfast at the Hampton Inn and then went to the hotel front desk to find out where the Idaho Falls were. Uh, they were right across the street. We drove over to the totally empty street since we had all of our camera gear including tripods. We forgot to bring our neutral d…