Twenty-one hours in Hays

Last night, I did something I had never done in all of my years of living in Kansas and visiting the Sunflower State.

I spent the night in Hays.

I got the idea Tuesday afternoon when I saw the forecast for snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning. I did not want to have to cancel my appointment with Crista, because I knew I probably would not be able to get another one until my next scheduled time February 4.

Knowing I had to go to Hays yesterday already because of my appointment with Dr. Custer in the afternoon, I figured I could stay and not have to drive back to Russell if the weather looked bad.

Sure enough, just after I got done with Dr. Custer, the snow started flying. I killed an hour in Walmart to see if the snow would abate, but it got heavier. It was then I decided I would have to stay the night.

I wasn’t feeling that great to begin with, tired and a bit queasy. I left the hotel a little after 8, plenty of time to get to where I needed to go, albeit a bit slow. I wasn’t about to risk an accident.

I’ve spent all day downstairs since I got home. Not going out when the roads are still crappy.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on January 21, 2016, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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