We were on our way to Denver (many of you know that Mark had surgery while we were on this trip).
We stopped in a small town called Goodland, Kansas. This little town was in the middle of nowhere but is growing. They had a brand new Holiday Inn Express (open less than 6 months). Amazing changes in the brand; talk about a "wow factor". The lobby of this hotel had a fireplace with wide screen plasma TV above it; the rooms had high-end Egyptian sheets (triple sheeting!), wide screen HD televisions, pillow top mattresses and more. Plus, the room was less than $100 per night! We liked the hotel so much that we stayed a second night.
Since we were there a second night, we decided to do some exploring. We found something very cool.A replica of the Van Gough painting Sunflowers, it stands on an 80' tall easel.
The painting itself is 24' x 32'. Well worth a stop if you are in the area.