Thursday, June 30, 2011

approaching Hoisington

approaching Hoisington
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo
US K-4 outside of Hoisington, Kansas. Which matters because it's where my Nini was born.

cheyene bottoms

Vast wetlands in the middle of
Kansas. Who knew?

Cheyene Bottoms off HWY 156

historical kansas

historical kansas
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo
Snapped at a rest stop outside Hays, KS
where it's currently 113 degrees.

outward bound

Eastern Colorado
Headed back to the Heartland

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

great expectations

Nini's Travel Journal

Driving overland tomorrow, back to Chicago, at the tail end of a year long something or other that I'm still trying to sort out.

I plan to drive by Hoisington, Kansas, where my Nini was born, and which her family left Grapes of Wrath style when the earth kicked up dust as fine as face powder in 1935.

I'm not expecting much from a little town where the only Yelp review is for the Dollar General store (4 stars, one review, "good place to grab a few cheap things"). I'm just going to see what I can see.

Monday, June 20, 2011

I-70 E

Saturday, June 18, 2011

el palomino

Grand Junction, CO

Sunday, June 12, 2011

soup (1904)

East Colfax
Denver, CO

Saturday, June 11, 2011

this inelegant habit

My Bompa was in the habit of folding a papertowel
two-ways and placing it between his coffee mug and
saucer. He trained me in the method the summer I
clerked for him, the law practice of his retirement
staged at the dining room table, my legal training
inadequate outside the ability to type 75 wpm and
deliver his coffee as he liked it.

I do it now often myself with napkins in cafes
because I like the way it deadens the clink of the cup
hitting saucer, the way it catches the drips, the way
it reminds me of him.

Posting by cameraphone from the Laughing Goat
in Boulder, Colorado.

Friday, June 10, 2011

what the back side of Friday looks like

Boulder, CO

Saturday, June 04, 2011

thumbs up for rock and roll

Posting this here so I never ever lose track of it.
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