A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, October 14, 2022

I Know Not Where We Will Sleep Tonight


We waited an extra day before leaving Beloit, Kansas and its Chautauqua Park.
High winds were scheduled so we stayed put.

The entry, or the entire park, was constructed in 1922 it seems.

Earlier I had finally located the donation pipe so I walked out there to leave my donation.

In the middle of the park something once stood here before 1922.

 This fellow kept hopping around in circles.
Beans is not responsible for his handicap although she did enjoy playing with crickets and grasshoppers.

There was this patch of poison ivy where we were.  I had to keep Beans out from it.  I know poison oak doesn’t affect me.  I didn’t want to put the test to poison ivy.

Okay Beans, let’s go.  I don’t know where we are going but we’ll find something somewhere.
Interestingly, the park closes for camping on the 16th.  We were the last to leave.
And...a train finally did make a showing on our last evening.  HONK!!

Goodbye and thank you Beloit.

In the meantime let’s look into the Wayback Machine.

Back in May of 2013, Sinbad and I visited a special spot in Kansas 
about thirty-five miles northwest from Beloit.
Click HERE to travel back in time and see what we saw.

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I appreciated you internet sleuths who are able to dig up more information on what we see.
Thank you.


Barbara R. said...

Interesting to see that map, as well as your post of yore...not much difference as 9 years go, but now a Beans where then a Sinbad. I wonder if you've been in the same camper all along too.

Ellen D. said...

I will be curious to see where you end up next. Will you still be in Kansas or will you cross into Oklahoma? I'm checking the maps on Google and think you are heading south now. Time will tell...

Debby said...

We all sit with bated breath waiting to see where the wind will carry our friend John and his trusty side kick Beans!

The Chautauqua movement is very interesting to read about. 'Mother' Chautauqua was created in 1874 and it was so popular that it spawned a slew of 'daughter' Chautauquas across the country between the 1890s - the 1920s. I really had no idea about any of this until I read your post and fell down a google rabbit hole. Thanks for that!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chautauqua is a good place to start, if you're interested. Our Chautauqua is still a very popular destination.