I spent this weekend with my daughter on a Mother-Daughter trip to Wichita. We’ve made different trips once a year for a few years and this one was supposed to be Mother’s Day weekend. But I-35 was flooded so we cancelled. We remade this trip for the last weekend in June and it got HOT! Horribly hot. Near 100° and humidity above 50%. My body doesn’t take the heat the way it used to.
I learned that the two-hour trip to Wichita is an easy drive and finding the downtown area is a breeze. We spent a lot of the weekend in Old Town which has been redon and is marvelous. We went to the Museum of World Treasures and walked all three floors staring at unique items from ancient history to history of 20 years ago. I’d love to do it again.
We planned to see the Frank Lloyd Write Allen House and were not aware you had to buy advance tickets to get in. It was locked up on Saturday. We’ll try again and next time be more organized.
This morning we visited Botanica gardens. They were beautiful! I was amazed at the plants and architecture – but did I mention it was hot? Whew! The morning shower was long gone when we got back in the car.
The highlight of the trip might have been my daughter’s reaction to being unable to sleep. She is a “take no prisoners kind of therapist” in her regular life and a mother of teenagers. Our hotel was not the best. Small and lacking in many areas. There were lots of people in large groups there for something and after we went to bed people ran up and down the hall laughing and shouting. I could not sleep for a few hours. After I finally got to sleep she woke up to the noise in the tiny hallway between rooms. After listening to it for 2 hours, trying to call the front desk only to find out the phone didn’t work, at 5:30 she threw open the door and yelled “Enough! You’ve been at this for a least 2 hours (actually it was all night long) and people are trying to sleep! Now be quiet!” You could have heard a pin drop. The partiers right outside our door went away. Of course, we ran into them at breakfast. But we got a little sleep.
All in all, it was a great weekend and I want to go back and take my husband. Sometime when it is not so hot. I learned not to vacation in the heat of summer. Did I mention it was hot?
What did you do this weekend?