Gettin’ outta Dodge
The night before opening day in Garden City, we drove over to Dodge City. The historic downtown still looks a lot like “Gunsmoke” (if you ignore the Applebee’s across the street), but our main reason for coming was to experience the Dodge City Days Rodeo, which included bull-riding, bareback bronc and saddle bronc riding, and our personal favorite: mutton bustin’.
Earlier, we visited the Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, KS, where we were warmly greeted by Mary (pictured above). Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay long, but we did do a quick run through to admire the over 2000 samples of barbed wire (see below)