Head to BETO Junction to catch up with The Spirit

September 17, 2018

Chuck Robinson


You can find OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer at BETO Junction, an hour or so southwest of the Kansas City metroplex.

BETO Junction is at the crossing of I-35/U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 75 north of Burlington, Kan. Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are scheduled to be there through Sept. 19.

The letters in the acronym “BETO” stand for Burlington, Emporia, Topeka and Ottawa. Those are the cities to the south, west, north and east of the junction.

The truck stop has parking for more than 200 trucks, and that is draw enough.

However, the giant cinnamon rolls there have a great reputation. Jon says they deserve the reputation, and they are just as good now as before it became a TA travel stop. Variously, the rolls are described as “huge,” “gargantuan”or “plate-sized.”

The rolls sure look good in this 2009 “Cookin’ Kansas With Rich and Louann” video.

Whenever you see The Spirit tour truck, go say hello to Jon. He enjoys visiting about the Association’s activities and current issues. You also can join or renew your OOIDA membership for $10 off the regular price there. Also, you can get vouchers for flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines from Jon at The Spirit.