What he lacked in formal education (Harry Truman attended both business and law school but never graduated from either), he made up for with charisma and leadership skills. “I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me.” ~ Harry S. Truman on becoming president upon FDR’s death in office […]

For an updated look at Tucumcari, New Mexico, check out these posts on my new site, Everyday Wanderer Abandoned Westerner Drive-Inn Along Route 66 in Tucumcari Ranch House Cafe Along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico A nine hour drive west of Kansas City is Tucumcari, New Mexico. It’s about the only town between Amarillo, Texas […]

The state bird of Missouri, this eastern bluebird was crossed the state line and was photographed in Kansas. Since two-thirds of a bluebird’s diet is made up of insects and other creepy-crawlies — like beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, and snails — I hope he does his part to keep those critters out of my garden come […]

Opened in 2010 as a replacement to the Paseo Bridge, the Bond Bridge is a beautiful, cable-stayed bridge across the Missouri River.  It looks especially lovely at sunset when viewed downstream so you’re facing west toward Kansas. Click on any image to enlarge I love the light that the setting sun casts on the tall […]

If you’re given a 75F day in November and the home town team is playing in the World Series, you must go out and take more photos of the landmarks lit with royal blue lights! Click on any image to enlarge Opened in 2010 as a replacement to the Paseo Bridge, the Bond Bridge is […]