Old grain elevator, Concordia, Kansas.

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not1word on May 30, 2009

Having learned my lesson from the round barn escapade, I knocked on what seemed to be a closed for business place, and someone acutally answered. He lives here, and invited me in to show me some shots that others have done, and some historical things that he has which are associated with it. I didn't want to disturb him, so I asked if it was alright to wander about a bit outside, and he was pleased to say yes.

This whole talking to strangers business is new to me, but it seems to be a handy thing to know how to do. I'll have to investigate more.

Tony Reid on May 30, 2009

I don't think I would of knocked on any door, but thats just me. Excellent shot.

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

not1word on May 30, 2009

It's rare for me, too, Tony. What can I say?

Norrel on May 31, 2009

Good story, not1word. Like Tony, I never knock on doors of places that seem uninhabited. People ususally knock on my door, and then I show them my place.

larry e walton on May 31, 2009

in my neck of the woods, you are smart to ask even if uninhabited. I have a point of knocking at the neighbours ... cause if you don't, they come and check you out anyway.

not1word on May 31, 2009

Hey, Norrel. I'm lucky to live in a very uninteresting four-plex. No one ever even looks at my place.

Good point, Larry. Plus, if you make folks come and check on you, they frequently bring the shotgun along, and it's easy to get tongue-tied when talking to two barrels.

larry e walton on May 31, 2009

up here in canada, there are a few shotguns as we are well out of the city. sawed-off pool cues are the WMD in the local speakeasy.

not1word on May 31, 2009

Yes, that could change one's mind in a hurry, too.

spencer baugh on May 31, 2009

What a fun place to explore.

not1word on May 31, 2009

Some of the shots that others had done were of the old machinery inside, but I didn't think that it would be polite to barge in and start asking to do that stuff, too. You'd have had a field day here, Spence.

not1word on May 31, 2009

As a result of going back through Concordia, I am able to whole-heartedly recommend Heavy's, Home of Baby Huey's Bar* B *Que. My first time through it was a bit too early for lunch for me, but the smell just about killed me with wanting to stop anyway. Second time through, I made sure to time it for dinner, and was rewarded with a very tasty meal of their 1/2 rack rib platter. The ribs are done St. Louis (dry) smoked style, and they provide four different types of sauce at the table to pour on or beside as you wish, all of which were excellent. The platter comes with cornbread (which I got), muffin or Texas toast, BBQ beans (with chunks of meat in them) and two more sides. I got the cole slaw (vinegar style, but not too tart) and the party potatoes, which are mashed potatoes with cream cheese, very good indeed. (I'm getting hungry again just typing this up.)

The place has a very comfortable atmosphere, and even though Concordia is a pretty small town, the restaurant doesn't have an, "Oh, you're from out of town" feel. If you like smoked BBQ, I'd say that it would be worth a bit of a side trip to stop here. They're open 7 days a week, at 103 W 7th St. Tell 'em n1w sent you, and they'll stare at you like you have six heads.

someGuyinmasset on June 1, 2009

And so what's wrong with having six heads? Interesting pic.

not1word on June 1, 2009

Thanks, Guy. I usually keep a dishcloth over my extra heads, so as not to confuse the locals.

Nawitka on June 4, 2009

I like this one, N1W! Good to hear your door-knocking techniques are improving. I probably wouldn't have done that either, I'm such a chicken, and then I'd be sorry later.

I didn't know you were a barbeque fan, so now I have to hunt up that shot I took when I stopped for bbq in Mount Vernon.

not1word on June 4, 2009

Thanks, Nawitka. As I get older (ha!), I find that I'm able to do things that I'd never have dreamed of doing when I was younger. An advantage, I suppose.

I'll have my napkin all tied around my neck, waiting for your offering...

Pining ForThe Fjords on June 4, 2009

It's a-waitin' on you! You kin go hog wild. There's two shots there for you! I'd recommend the ribs.

not1word on June 4, 2009

Thank-ee, Noprize. Quite the smart clientele you've got over there.

Norrel on June 4, 2009

You're all welcome to knock on my door, if you ever happen to visit the town of Amersfoort. I'll serve you a nice hutspot met klapstuk.

not1word on June 5, 2009

I shall do just that, Norrel. Most kind of you to extend such a friendly invitation.

not1word on June 5, 2009

I looked that hutspot met klapstuk up, and that sounds very good.

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