Oh yes, we're still going to Kansas. However, this morning when I mapped out the whole thing, I saw that it was going to take over four hours one way. As a day trip, that stinks, because Cliff would be putting in eight hours of driving in one day, in a state he isn't enamored of in the first place.
As a side note, I have to tell you about a friend who was born and raised in Kansas and, in her words, throws a hissy fit when somebody speaks against Kansas. The other day I mentioned that Cliff doesn't care for Kansas and she said something to the effect of "if anybody has no use for Kansas, I have no use for them." That's a paraphrase.
It's a state, not a human being! I love Missouri. I love Iowa. They are my home states. But honestly, I don't care whether you like them or not. Feel free hate them.
I told Cliff maybe we should skip it and (bless his heart) he suggested that we should simply go down there, see what there is to see, and find a motel. Perfect solution, especially since he's the one who came up with it.
August 16 through 18 is the Kansas and Oklahoma Steam and Gas Association Show. Yes, friends and neighbors, a tractor show. We actually attended one of their shows several years ago when Cliff was still an Allis Chalmers man, because Allis was the featured tractor that year. This year it will be John Deere.
Anyhow, it's the perfect solution. It would be crazy to go now when we can kill two birds with one stone by waiting, and it will give Cliff something to look forward to.