In 2012, I was headed to a family reunion outside of Denver, but instead decided to fly to KC and then drive across Kansas to get there. I could hit some national park units on the way, and maybe(🤷‍♂️) there would be something interesting to see in the state?

It was an unexpected blast. I wrote a bit about it at Roadside Oddities of the Prairielands.

And here is a short video, taken on this day in 2012, that helped spark things as well.