Original Facebook post June 27 at 1:55 PM
When I say that Hutchinson, KS is a super place I am not being super-fluous. Because for two days this year "Hutch" temporarily changed it's name to Smallville when it hosted Smallville Con with special guest, Dean Cain. (I'll pause while all the women swooning recover.) :-) The reason for the super celebration is that Hutchinson most resembles the fabled hometown of Clark Kent, and his earthly parents, Martha and Jonathon Kent.
But what makes this place so super the rest of the year are the hardworking people who live and work here. And thanks to Brad Nachtigal and family (that post here), I got to experience it first hand.
Brad's neighbors, David and Steven Seck, were kind enough to show me these massive farm machines up close. And thanks to their Dad, Richard Seck, I got to ride in a gigantic combine while it was harvesting acres of crops. It sure did give me a super appreciation for all the time, intellect, experience, risk, work, money and passion that goes into putting food on America's table.
I have to say that like many places in the USA, Kansas was a very pleasant surprise. The life there is authentic, pure and rewarding. And the people are warm, welcoming and unpretentious. No wonder Dorothy repeatedly said, "There's no place like home."
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