Thursday, January 29, 2015

My Alphabe-Thursday (5th), the letter "K" — Some places I've been starting with "K"

"K" is for some places, countries and cities starting with the letter "K" where I have traveled:

 - Countries:
There are several countries beginning with the letter "K" but I haven't been to any of these yet. My list can be found here:  http://www.state.gov/misc/list/index.htm#k.
None of them are on my bucket list so I doubt if I will be to any of these.
 
 - States: (I've been to all 50) 
Kansas
Kentucky
 - U.S. Cities over 100,000 population where I've been:
Kansas City, Missouri
Knoxville, Tennessee
Kansas City, Kansas
Killeen, Texas

Kansas hasn't had too much good for me.  The best is that Lawrence, Kansas has a Runza restaurant.  When we go north (Iowa and Nebraska) we generally stop there to have a Runza sandwich (read about my experiences here).

These have been on my blog several times. The Runza is considered by many, the Jim's included, to be the National Food of Nebraska.

The Runza is a hamburger--cooked ahead, cabbage, and onion (more or less, check your recipe) baked inside a folded dough.  We think it is German food. (Wikipedia for history)

I had my first Runza in Lincoln, Nebraska. The owner of the original Runza Hut started all this in a little restaurant in a former home out by Antelope Park. You could walk up to the window and order. Either to go or to take to a picnic bench under the trees and awnings to eat on premise. He did have a couple of tables inside for rainy days.


We enjoyed our Belize City stop last week. Pictures below (click on picture for larger size).





"K" is for Key West, Florida.  Before our transatlantic cruise to London last April we flew to Key West and stayed a couple of nights, giving us almost three days there. I posted our stay there along with my Florida information, you can revisit that, click here.







 [don't forget you can click on a picture for a large sized view]
 - Jenny is now on her tenth series of Alphabe thursday.  With 52 weeks in a year and 26 letters in the alphabet she is now in her fifth year.  I am linked to her blog, GO HERE for more participants and their offerings.

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Comments:
Looks like some great adventures. And the runza sounds good!

=)
 
The runza does sound good, but it doesn't look very good. I'm just saying. I'd try one though. Yes indeed.

You both are so well traveled. Amazing the places you've visited. Good for you.

Have a fabulous day. ☺
 
I've heard of runzas but never tried one. Key West is beautiful!! Wish I was there now!!
 
Runzas are a new food group for me never came across one when we lived in Bavaria but it sounds edible! The Eden Hotel in Key West is on my bucket list.
 
Wonderful list for K and great shots!

Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

ps. artmuse got to play on the deck while I shoveled!
 
Well I'm going to have to figure out how to make a Runza now!
 
You certainly have been to a LOT of places, Jim! Never heard of a runza before.
 
Your travels have me making my own "to see" list...Love visiting your posts♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/kinds-of-black-and-white/
 
Love your comment and travels - no so sure about a Runza hamburger - lol.
 
The runza does look good. It reminds me of an empanada, which is a small turnover with ground beef and whatever else you want to put in it. Neat photos. The lighting is so different where you are now.
The View from the Top of the Ladder
 
would you like that pink car?
 
I have heard of the Runza on our travels to Nebraska, but have not tried one as of yet. I have been to Kansas City MO several times, some interesting stuff there and some pretty gardens. Enjoying your travels.
 
How much fun was this post? Really enjoy not only the photos, Jim, but also your running commentary. And now I want to go to Belize!
 
Super pics :) Love them all :)
 
Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos with us, Dr & Mrs Jim :) The Runza sandwich looks yummy!
 

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