The trip from Albuquerque to Kansas was fairly uneventful. The wife decided she wanted to drive it so I took the opportunity to relax some and try to catch some pictures on the road. I only got two I was intrigued/happy with and they were both of oil rigs.
Needless to say there isn’t a lot to look at out here. However, once we got into town we weren’t disappointed. Newton is a small town (pop. 18K) and is run almost entirely on manufacturing and farming. Basically every plot of land out here is either a corn field, wheat field, or a plant that makes either train or plane parts. I haven’t had too much opportunity to explore out here a lot but I am planning on getting some pictures of the older buildings as I totally have a thing for ruined stuff.
As far as other offerings, there are about a dozen zoos in the area and Wednesday we made it out to a small town named Hutchinson who had one with free admission. It wasn’t a big zoo, but there were some pretty cool things there and I got a few images I really liked.
Thursday found us at the zoo in Wichita (can you tell we like going to zoos?). This one was nutty big and had a ton of stuff to look at and see. We arrived at around 9:30 in the morning and finished it up about 2:30 in the afternoon. I missed out on taking pictures through a few exhibits as my camera battery died and I couldn’t find an outlet to charge it. I did eventually get that corrected and was able to snap some photos of the end which is where my kiddo got to feed/pet a giraffe which was awesome. One thing I feel I should mention as well is that a lot of these animals (comparable to other zoos) seemed exceptionally sad, especially when we got to the gorilla exhibit. They looked like they were just sulking and miserable. I’m not sure what the reasons are but I hope it isn’t a long running problem.
Here’s some of the more memorable shots from that trip.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/earthquakephotography/14281045037 https://www.flickr.com/photos/earthquakephotography/14281151649 https://www.flickr.com/photos/earthquakephotography/14281240100 https://www.flickr.com/photos/earthquakephotography/14466862124
In case you’re curious you can click the flickr icon under my picture if you wanna see what I took but didn’t post here.
It looks like today will be a pretty laid back day as we will need to repack the car and get ready to head back to Utah tomorrow. We’ll be stopping in Colorado someplace so hopefully there will be a few more things from this trip to post. As of now it’s time to shower and be a member of society again so I’ll leave it there. Thanks for reading.