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Tylerthigpen!1!
03-29-2009, 10:01 PM
I'm road tripping to the Colorado Springs area and I'm trying to find some good places to eat along the way. Any sweet attractions off of I-70 are welcome too.

luv
03-29-2009, 10:06 PM
I hope you don't plan on taking 70 all the way there.

luv
03-29-2009, 10:07 PM
I-70 through Kansas is probably the longest drive. If you drive it at night, you won't miss anything.

wild1
03-29-2009, 10:09 PM
sweet attractions?

luv
03-29-2009, 10:09 PM
sweet attractions?

Hays?

rockymtnchief
03-29-2009, 10:12 PM
I lived in eastern Colorado. Don't bother stopping until you reach Colorado Springs.

Miles
03-29-2009, 10:13 PM
I-70 through Kansas is probably the longest drive. If you drive it at night, you won't miss anything.

Might miss some of the signs for Prairie Dog Town.

chiefqueen
03-29-2009, 10:20 PM
I hope you make a hard left when you drive by Mr. Cutler's onto I-25 or else you'll never get to Colo Springs.

chiefqueen
03-29-2009, 10:22 PM
I hear you need to drive the speed limit around Junction City.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-29-2009, 10:24 PM
Isn't the World's Largest Ball of Mud somewhere along there?

Tylerthigpen!1!
03-29-2009, 10:41 PM
sweet attractions?

Ie mount sunflower or prairie dog town

ChiefsCountry
03-29-2009, 10:45 PM
Russell, Kansas hometown of Bob Dole.

btlook1
03-30-2009, 12:59 AM
There's some cool looking windmill thingys just past Salina!

Braincase
03-30-2009, 06:45 AM
Abilene - Stop at the Brookville Hotel, right along the north side of the road. Next exit, grab some candy at the Russell Stover factory outlet.

Salina - depends - do you want burgers or pizza? Burgers, downtown, the Cozy Inn. Across the street, the Scheme Pizza. Both Salina landmarks.

luv
03-30-2009, 06:52 AM
Ie mount sunflower or prairie dog town

:spock:

TheBigChief
03-30-2009, 07:10 AM
Cozy Inn in Salina is a must if you like Hamburgers. Be Prepared you will have the Cozy Inn smell with you all day.

There is also a chicken place on the south end of Hays. Its on the main road but all the way at the south end of town. It's called something like Bob's Chicken Shack.


There are two places we hit almost every trip to or from Colorado.

Tylerthigpen!1!
03-30-2009, 07:46 PM
:spock:

Gotta see it some time??

baitism
03-30-2009, 07:49 PM
Get off at Oakley, KS and take US-40 to 94 in Colorado. Faster route and less highway patrol. I used to go this way when I was stationed at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs.

KcMizzou
03-30-2009, 08:34 PM
I-70 through Kansas is probably the longest drive. If you drive it at night, you won't miss anything.

Beware.

30 Years Of Man's Life Disappear In Mysterious 'Kansas Rectangle'



CHICAGO—The so-called "Kansas rectangle," a desolate and featureless region covering 82,277 square miles in America's mysterious Great Plains, has been a source of speculation among paranormal investigators for decades. Though the questions surrounding its existence have never been answered, one thing is certain: The life of former Chicagoan Kevin Corcoran suddenly vanished into the eerie region 30 years ago this week, never to return.

According to his friends and family, Corcoran, a bright and energetic young man of 18, was last seen driving into the Rectangle in a Plymouth Duster on the afternoon of May 8, 1978. Surveillance footage shows him stopping at a gas station near the border to buy fuel and snacks at 4:15 p.m. Although his trip was only supposed to last the summer, he was never seen or heard from again.

The last known communication from Corcoran was sent from somewhere within the Rectangle, and made reference to plans to marry a large blond woman and enroll in a local technical college. Records indicate the message was received from 37 degrees 42 minutes north latitude and 97 degrees 20 minutes west longitude—but when searchers attempted to investigate that location, they found nothing but a tiny town with zero signs of life.

"Who knows if my son will ever return to civilization," said Corcoran's father, Dennis, now 76. "Some have reported seeing a pale and dead-eyed specter of him, trudging to and from a small office-supply firm every day, but they could just be legends. We don't know."

Acquaintances of Corcoran say they warned him that once he entered the Rectangle, he would never make it back out, but he did not listen, and was drawn there to investigate tales of cheap tuition. It wasn't until Corcoran failed to show up in the summer of 1978 for an annual camping trip, however, that the reality of his disappearance began to sink in.

"I knew then he wasn't coming back," friend Craig Wilkins said. "He got sucked into this alternative reality, and he can't get out. I'll never see my friend again."
Enlarge Image Kansas Rectangle

The mysterious region has, according to some accounts, swallowed thousands of potentially interesting and active lives.

As haunting as his story may be, Kevin Corcoran is only one of hundreds of people who, for unknown reasons, have had years or even decades of their lives utterly fade away in the mystifying region. Still, most cases lack any hard evidence: The few known photos from inside the Rectangle show only a flat, blank emptiness, stretching unremarkably to the horizon.

What happens in the lives of those who venture within remains a mystery.

Matthew Hume, a researcher at the University of Chicago who studies the Rectangle, said the bizarre phenomena associated with the region might never be fully understood.

"As best we can tell, those who go beyond the area's borders for too long are knocked off course by the low external pressure to succeed," Hume said. "But after that, it's as if they fall off the face of the earth. There are cases of an entire Greyhound bus full of people entering the Rectangle and vanishing into obscurity."

Experts estimate that several million tons of consumer goods disappear into the region per year. Yet, almost nothing, save for the odd Sunday morning church broadcast, is ever detected coming back out.

Still, some travelers have returned to tell their tales. The most frequent occurrence reported by those who have survived the Kansas Rectangle is extreme disorientation and an unsettling perception of time distortion.

Boulder, CO resident Ned Frome entered the Rectangle in 2005 while en route to visiting family in St. Louis.

"I had been driving for hours, but it was as though I hadn't moved at all," Frome said. "I had no idea which direction I was going in. No matter where I looked, everything was exactly the same and before long, normal navigation was almost impossible."

"I'll never go in there again," Frome added with a shudder. "I felt like I was going insane."

Kyle Manheim, a photocopier salesman from Minneapolis who was once inside the Kansas Rectangle for two weeks on business, said he could not clearly remember any events from the time period.

"There isn't a single thing I can recall that would be worth mentioning," Manheim said. "I know I was there, but that's about it. It's like those 14 days never happened."

While many strongly believe in the eerie, soul-destroying powers of the Kansas Rectangle, the dearth of concrete evidence has drawn its share of skeptics.

"If you look at the statistics, there's nothing going on in that area that doesn't happen every day in the rest of the country," said Stephen Finney, a long-haul trucker who is familiar with the region. "What happened to Kevin Corcoran could have happened in Iowa, Indiana, or even Michigan.

"It's just a myth," Finney added. "This whole 'Kansas' place people talk about simply does not exist." http://www.theonion.com/content/news/30_years_of_mans_life_disappear_in

Chiefs_Mike_Topeka
03-30-2009, 08:55 PM
Abilene - Stop at the Brookville Hotel, right along the north side of the road. Next exit, grab some candy at the Russell Stover factory outlet.

Salina - depends - do you want burgers or pizza? Burgers, downtown, the Cozy Inn. Across the street, the Scheme Pizza. Both Salina landmarks.


You HAVE to stop here! You will love it and be reminded of it the rest of your trip! Until you do your laundry!

Saccopoo
03-30-2009, 08:58 PM
I'm road tripping to the Colorado Springs area and I'm trying to find some good places to eat along the way. Any sweet attractions off of I-70 are welcome too.

There is nothing to eat that qualifies as good out there. And before you get to Colorado Springs, do yourself a favor and shoot yourself. I spent 13 years in that miserable pile of cultural and social ineptitude. It is one of the worst places to live on the planet - and I'm including Rock Springs and other shitholes like that.

Simply Red
03-30-2009, 09:00 PM
I lol'd at 'sweet attractions'

Buehler445
03-30-2009, 09:01 PM
Get off at Oakley, KS and take US-40 to 94 in Colorado. Faster route and less highway patrol. I used to go this way when I was stationed at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs.

Truthiness.

The whole no service for 60 miles or whatever means no cops also...

KcMizzou
03-30-2009, 09:03 PM
I lol'd at 'sweet attractions'Seriously.

Once you get past the flint hills (heading west)... you start to wonder if anything will ever change. It's like being so far out to sea, that you can't see land in any direction.

Miss Understood
03-30-2009, 09:05 PM
Seriously.

Once you get past the flint hills (heading west)... you start to wonder if anything will ever change. It's like being so far out to sea, that you can't see land in any direction.

It amazing once you hit Colorado.

KcMizzou
03-30-2009, 09:07 PM
It amazing once you hit Colorado.Absolutely. The eastern part is very Kansas-esque, but when it gets better... it gets a lot better.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-30-2009, 09:08 PM
It amazing once you hit Colorado.
It's amazing once you hit the mountains. Up until then Colorado is worse than Nebraska.

Miss Understood
03-30-2009, 09:12 PM
It's amazing once you hit the mountains. Up until then Colorado is worse than Nebraska.

You know what I mean.

You see a mountain, and you think it's so close. You drive for an hour, and you're still nowhere near it. But I've never made it west of Denver. Always turned south to go to a camp in Aurora.

Skip Towne
03-30-2009, 09:16 PM
Seriously.

Once you get past the flint hills (heading west)... you start to wonder if anything will ever change. It's like being so far out to sea, that you can't see land in any direction.

Kansas was a sea at one time. They have found fossils of many sea creatures out on the plains. That is probably why it is so productive to grow wheat. It's like river bottom land that has been fertilized with fish.

Rain Man
03-30-2009, 10:56 PM
I don't remember where it's at, but somewhere along the line is the Eisenhower Museum, which is pretty cool. (Just looked it up: Abilene.)

And yeah, eastern Colorado is much more repetitious than Kansas. It's funny that Kansas gets the rap when half of Colorado is ... a long drive.

Fairplay
03-30-2009, 11:24 PM
Salina - depends - do you want burgers or pizza? Burgers, downtown, the Cozy Inn. Across the street, the Scheme Pizza. Both Salina landmarks.



I have ate at the Cozy Inn probably 20 times or more.

DenverChief
03-31-2009, 12:02 AM
Ft Riley Kansas has a cool cavalry museum

KCrockaholic
03-31-2009, 12:06 AM
I-70 through Kansas is probably the longest drive. If you drive it at night, you won't miss anything.

Ive been through it more than enough times....Do it at night...but dont fall asleep.