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…
The past few weekends have been spent with family or work. The family part was cool but the work shit is exactly that...Shit.
Since our road trip to spend Thanksgiving in Indiana is a week away, we needed something to fill the gap.
Downtown Denver sounded good. But what to shoot? We opted for cathedrals located in downtown.
A little google search gave us nine to choose from. We loaded up our iPhones with addresses of the churches not actually knowing if any of them would be open.
Traffic was breeze for a Saturday and we parked in our favorite parking lot a block away from Larimer Square.
We ended up getting to four churches with only one actually being open.
We ended up walking about five miles/ 12,000 steps that day. Our hopes of hitting all the churches and even bigger hopes of more than being open didn't succeed, the day was still a great day as I got to spend it with the love of my life, Michelle.
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 …