flying-monkey-airlines-kansasI had to stop and take a photo of this T-shirt at the Wichita airport, on my way to spend a couple of days exploring Hutchinson, Kansas on a blogger’s familiarization tour.

Looks like at least one of my kids just got his/her souvenir from this trip.  Or maybe I’ll get one for me and my teen daughter can wrassle me for it!

Meantime, I’m running around getting some behind-the-scenes stuff for you from the largest collection of space  artifacts outside the Smithsonian, admiring a gorgeous downtown Art Deco theater and spending time 650 feet under the Kansas prairie surrounded by salt deposits.

Are you from the Hutchinson area or know someone who is?  The town has a lively Facebook group, too.

(Update June 2009 – I’ve decided that my Hutch posts warrant an additional disclosure line since some readers might not understand the term “blogger fam tour.” The Cosmosphere and Hutchinson CVB paid for my lodging and expenses while I was in Hutchinson. They did not tell me what I could or could not write about. I paid my own airfare to/from Kansas.)