Our first stop in Missouri was super ideal and if you haven’t read about it, I invite you to go check it out here. But man, Kansas was just as good. We spent the same amount of time in both states and I can’t say I preferred one over the other. Coming from Missouri, our first stop in Kansas was Kansas City, knowing it’s almost fully still in MO.
Kansas City was quaint and pretty. Streets were empty due to COVID and Black Lives Matter protests. We checked out the gardens of Nelson-Atkins museum. Lots of art pieces are available outside, which was convenient since the museum itself was closed. We wandered through the streets of KC under a very hot sun. We picked up the ultimate and best BBQ I have ever had from Jack’s Stack BBQ. Devoured it in our van and moved on to cooler areas.
And by cooler areas, I mean our camp spot for the night, on the shore of a man-made lake called Chase State Fishing Lake (in Cottonwood Falls). A free campground with fire pits, tables, toilets and everything you need for a good time. We showered with the water from the lake, enjoyed the views and went to bed early after a short previous night.
We woke up to one of the most beautiful sunrises of our trip yet!
And that’s about it for Kansas. Short but sweet since the goal on our first week of travels was to rejoin New Mexico.
Stay tuned for the next crossed State : Oklahoma and route 66!
Coco, Bobby, Nola and Vanito!