On the last leg of our roadtrip to Kansas City this week, we veered off the highway several times to see if there were any antique stores. We didn't find any antiques, but here's some photos from the road.
An old hitching post in Ellsworth, Kansas. (For all you city slickers, people tied their horses to these.)
An old stone home in Ellsworth, Kansas.
We took a really long detour off I-70 looking for the Brookville Hotel in Brookville, Kansas where they used to serve fried chicken dinners. Call it a grease craving. It was gone! About an hour later in Abilene, Kansas as we were speeding by the exit, I noticed a new replica off I-70 where the Brookville Hotel was now serving their famous meals. By then, we were so over it and had decided to stop at Vista in Topeka where they serve the famous Vistaburgers. (But that's another story.) Anyway, there were still some other old buildings standing in the town, including the Brookville Mercantile above and an old hardware store below.
In Topeka, Kansas, we decided to veer off I-70 to look for our first home. We bought it in 1976 and sold in 1978 when we were transferred to Kansas City. It was still standing and looked much improved. We painted the house a little too bright of a yellow to cover an ugly redwood color. The house was still yellow, but a slightly mellower tone.
I guess you can go home again. (But you just can't go inside?)