Greetings from Kansas!
The Avatar has reached the Sunflower State
The Michael5000 running Avatar reached little Haigler, Nebraska ("The Cornerstone of Nebraska) last Sunday, turned right onto a state highway, and less than a mile later crossed over into the state of Kansas.
Kansas seems like a long ways from Oregon, so while my stacking up of running miles would not be particularly impressive to most serious long-distance athletes, this landmark still makes me feel like a highly accomplished jogger.
Having the Avatar in Kansas will also give me a chance to pay virtual visits to actual Kansas pals, and re-revisit my old haunts from the 1990s, which I spent mostly in Kansas.
The first Kansas port of call will be St. Francis: Whether you are planning a sight-seeing or hunting trip or considering a move, St. Francis is 'As Good As It Gets.'
And from there it will be another 400 or 500 miles before I get to the places I used to live.
Kansas, like a lot of U.S. states, is really very big.
On an unrelated note, I want to wish you a very happy feast day of St. Jeanne of Valois.