Hitting US 36, I continued across northern Kansas. Again, a very easy drive. And somewhat cooler (Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas had hit 95 degrees the day before). Sure, there were some grain trucks and a few farm vehicles, but with generally light traffic, no problems with travel. I sure enjoy two lane highways these days. And they are all in excellent condition, well maintained for all the agricultural traffic in this part of the country.
And how else are you going to find the center of the country?
And the home of the black squirrel?
Finally, in late afternoon, after crossing into Missouri, I finally tired of two lane travel, hit the Interstate north to Des Moines and a Holiday Inn, and planned a direct stint to Illinois to end this part of the journey. Again, stay tuned for Illinois adventures.