After a good night’s sleep, we hit the road early for the long haul to Kansas City. We got some lunch fixings in Hays, Kansas and drove hard and fast to KC, hitting town about about 7 pm. We wanted to have some genuine Kansas City barbecue, and we got a tip that we had to have the ‘cue at Joe’s Barbecue. Joe’s has several locations, and we chose their original spot which was in a gas station.
We got an early start out of Loveland, CO, on our way to Boulder and Denver.
I got the feeling that Loveland and Longmont are still somewhat challenged by the most recent economic downturn and still in the state of recovery.
Boulder, on the other hand, is very robust and healthy. I actually mean “healthy” in two ways, both economically and in the physical health of its residents. Whenever we do a study involving health measures and health habits (eating, exercising), Boulder comes out as #1 in the U.S.