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.