I'm at the Matfield Green rest area, located on the Kansas Turnpike between Emporia and Wichita. In his book Roads: Driving America's Great Highways, Larry McMurty cites the stretch of I-35 as one of his favorite drives. It is a scenic drive.
The Matfield Green rest area is also home to a memorial to Knute Rockne, whose plane crashed in the Flint Hills near this site.
My favorite stretch of highway to drive in Kansas is the stretch of Highway 56 between the Alma turnpike exit and Council Grove. My favorite stretch of road to drive outside of Kansas would be the Beartooth Scenic Byway or the Blue Ridge Parkway.
keep on the sunny side,
p.s. Sorry for the choppy brevity, but I'm making a real effort to document my journey without taking too much time from actually enjoying the journey.