Daily Archives: July 4, 2007

New York Times’ Frugal Traveler visits Greensburg

“Some people find Kansas boring, flat and featureless,” says The New York Times’ Frugal Traveler (Matt Gross), who is traveling the country in a 1989 Volvo station wagon. “But not me. I love how oil derricks dot the cornfields and how sometimes out of nowhere you’ll drive into something truly shocking. This is Greensburg. Or rather, this was Greensburg…”

That comes from a Times video taken as Gross visited Greensburg recently and got a plate of gumbo from Gulf Coast volunteers, a tour of the city and a chance to see some teenagers smash a tornado-ravaged, one-string acoustic guitar on a cement slab. The five minute video is on the Times’ web site.

For comprehensive coverage of Greensburg’s recovery, see The Eagle’s special web section.