Laetitia took her group to Council Grove, Kansas, a stop on the Santa Fe Trail. The name comes from an agreement that was made between the Osage Nation and Americans of European descent to allow settler’s wagons to proceed through the area on their way west. Near Council Grove is Council Grove Lake, where Laetitia’s group spent a few hours bird watching. That afternoon, the group continued north to Dwight, where they were spending the evening. The gossip of the day (and the limerick) was about George, whose penchant for gallivanting with loose women got him in trouble at home.
His penchant for girls of the night
Led George to a very sad plight
His clothes graced the lawn
When he came home at dawn
Now he sleeps on a park bench in Dwight.