It’s K-K-L Time.

Please note the dashes. This is not about the KKK. This is about Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana. The next 3 states in the alphabet. There’s no state that starts with J. “Jersey” is a cow. The state is New Jersey. So with that out of the way let’s get to the good stuff…


No, can’t say that I’ve been there but I know a song:

I’m goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come

I’m goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come 

They got a crazy way of lovin’ there,

and I’m gonna get me some…

Kansas is the start of the west. The 100th Meridian, although an imaginary line on the surface of the earth, has long symbolized the end of the east and the beginning of the west. It’s located at 100 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City, KS 67801.

On the subject of Dodge City, The TV show Gunsmoke was filmed there. Plus, who hasn’t heard the expression “Get out of Dodge!”?


So Top  picks for Cities in Kansas are : Kansas City, Dodge City and we can’t forget Wichita.  The cattle drives of the old west often came to Kansas and there is a Fort from the age of the old west that has been preserved…F troop here we come!



No But when I go I want to see Churchill Downs, preferable for the Kentucky Derby, the Run for the Roses, arguably the most famous horse race in America.


If horses aren’t enough to keep me happy in Kentucky, how about gold? Kentucky is home to Fort Knox. Do they give tours?


What else is Kentucky famous for? Mint Juleps?


No. But what’s the most famous City in Louisiana? Not Baton Rouge. I’d bet it’s New Orleans. Oh yeah, I need to experience Mardi Gras, see the French Quarter, get a look at Lake Pontchartrain.


Is Louisiana the true south, dotted with plantation homes? Do they have air boat rides in the bayou?

Got a lot to learn about Louisiana.

So that’s 3 more states I need to visit.  The tally is now 6 visited, 12 still to go and we aren’t even half way yet!

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