We're Not In Kansas Anymore
Tuesday 12th of July 2011 07:48 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Dorothy, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.
Believe you me, there are plenty of people who hear "Kansas" and can't think of a topic of conversation other than The Wizard of Oz or our supposed overwhelming crop of tornadoes.
But during our own "whirlwind" trip to Chicago, I also met some people who seemed genuinely interested in my life away from the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan area.My sister Lisa, brother Kent and I went to Chicago for my sister Darci's 50th birthday celebration. We crammed a little sightseeing in during our three-day excursion, July 7-9. One of my favorite destinations was Millennium Park. Where once there were parking lots and the Illinois Central Railyards, there's now a beautiful park with gardens, water features and interesting sculptures like Cloud Gate, which the locals call The Bean.