Thursday, June 21, 2012

2012 Vacation-Kansas

We left a day early and headed out on our vacation.  Destination: Yellowstone.  There were a few things we wanted to do in Colorado, but Yellowstone only had certain dates available for a campsite, so we aren't stopping much on the way there like we had planned.

We left Tuesday June 19 at 2pm and made it to Lawrence, KS.  We played games in the motorhome on the way and swam at the Jellystone campground in Lawrence and (the best part for me) was jumping on the Jumping Pillow.  Those are so fun!

Wed. June 20: We left just before 9am!  We stopped in Hays, KS at the Sternberg Museum that has a fossil of a fish within a fish.  That is a great museum, with lots to see, lots of fossils and dinosaurs and a sand pit for the kids to dig in to find bones.  They really liked that part!  We left Lawrence and only made it to WaKeeney, KS because the winds were 25-35mph.  At one point the winds pushed the motorhome into the other lane of traffic...that's when we knew it was time to stop.  Not much to do in WaKeeneey. It's hot but the winds make it too cool to swim.  I walked to an antique shop next to the campground and found an old collander, a large tea pot for Jack (he loves to make tea for the family in the mornings for Bible time) and 2 coffee mugs.

We learned that Kansas is the Sunflower State (although I haven't seen any sunflowers yet) and the state bird is the Western Meadowlark.  There are Meadowlarks all over this campground protecting their nests.  So fun to watch!

It's too windy to do much outside, so we are waiting out the wind and thankful the storms they were predicting passed!

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