Wednesday, June 29, 2022

A Taste of Oz, now in Kansas

 Yes Toto, we're now in Kansas.

Long driving day yesterday, with a stop at the Wizard of Oz Museum in Wamego, KS.  I didn't realize there was such a following of this movie, and the museum should definitely make any fan of the movie happy.

Lots of movie and post-movie merchandising on display.  Of course, the main characters are exhibited.

I remember liking the marching song sung by the
bad witch's soldiers: "Oh-Ee-Yah! Ee-Oh-Ah!"

A Flying Monkey would keep other people
away from my campsite...

The Emerald City

Old Dutch Mill, built in 1879, moved into 
town later on.

After the museum touring, it was time for more gas and a grocery run.  We made it into the Rolling Hills Campground run by the Army COE around 6PM, so yeah, with an 8AM departure, a long day of driving.

The sunset was nice, and a first use of the Nikon to capture a sunset, provided by CCjon:

Nice campground, not crowded at all so far but am sure that'll change once the long 4th of July weekend crowds show up.  Still, the swim beach is a short walk away and the water was nice.  Hot few days coming up, so I'm sure we'll be in the water.


RichardM said...

Cool museum, I’d stop there. And the CoE campground looks pretty good too. Are you there through the weekend?

redlegsrides said...

It's a pretty good campground, RichardM. Not very crowded during the weekdays, but we will see this weekend. We are here till Sunday.

CCjon said...

So Dorothy wasn't in Kansas?

There is a guy on AdvRider called Flying Monkey, now wonder if that is where he got his name? Those were scary creatures.

redlegsrides said...

Dorothy left for the lights of Hollywood to Adv's flying monkey, perhaps.....