I’ll be honest – Wichita, Kansas has never been on our top travel destination list. Or really any travel list of ours. But when our best friends moved there from here, it got added to a list 😉 We set a date in the calendar and made the 8 hour drive to the front door of our friends new home. What makes it even cooler is that Bruce & John work together and both work from home. So we can plan our vacations to them a little bit longer because they can work together for a day or two!
We went to the Sedgwick County Zoo on a cooler, overcast morning (read cooler not cool 😉 ) Apparently it is one of the things we do when we visit new cities (we also went in Omaha & Cleveland) haha! We also went to a museum, the Keeper of the Plains, and a million places to eat – we played our tourist role well! But in many ways, this trip also reminded me of the one I went on to Kansas City. Not just the fact that it was in close proximity, but more so because it was all about the people. We spent a lot of time in the home cranking the AC. Our evenings were spent at home with a toddler in bed, playing games, drinking beers, and trying to keep our noise level down to not wake up the baby 😉 It was a lot of the same thing we used to do back at home – evenings together with our people. And mornings drinking lots of coffee …and diet coke for the Bruce man.
Oh! And we also went to the farm lands to see where John grew up. He really did grow up on a farm. It’s crazy!
MORE WICHITA ADVENTURES:
MORE MAY ADVENTURES (if you want to see how cute they are):
- Snapshots from Buena Vista
- The Midland R&R Trail
- St. Elmo
- The Middland Stop Coffee House
- Why We Still Love Games
- When Best Friends Come Back to Town
- Mommy & Me
- Maternity Photos
- Mya Bella Cupcakes
- Healthy Living Meal #1, Meal #2, & Meal #3 (and these mostly embarrassing pre-dslr phototgraphy posts)
- The Wedding Party
Erica @ WhimsicalSeptember says
Ah, I immediately clicked this after seeing the title in my BlogLovin feed; we’re only about two hours north of Wichita in Manhattan. 🙂 We’ve only driven through Wichita but hope to stop and explore at some point before we move away from Kansas. We love this state so much. Glad you got to visit! 🙂 How fun that the guys were able to do some work together. Also… you have some mad photog skills. These pics are truly stunning!
Emily of Em Busy Living says
Wichita looks really cute! My husband spent a couple of years there in elementary school (Dad in the military) and all he remembers are the tornado sirens and how scary that was, so he always says he’d never want to go back to Wichita. I think it looks charming, as long as there are no tornados while visiting haha.
Abi Tomberlin says
Any place can be an adventure if you decide that it will be!! And sometimes the best places are ones that other people don’t think of as adventures=)
Elizabeth Mayberry says
You are so right!!
Jenna Condon says
How fun!!!! I have an aunt who lives in Kansas City! It seems like such a beautiful state. Glad your visit was so sweet.
I am LOVING these pictures.
Making that 8 hour drive was totally worth it to spend it with your besties! <3
Real talk, I would totally buy a print of those flamingos 😉