2019 Life-long Learning: Kansas!

    It’s fall vacation time! This week my husband and I traveled north to the great state of Kansas. Our cousins from Texas joined us. We saw the sights in Wichita and Kansas City and everything in between. We may have eaten and drank too much, but we had a good time.

In Wichita we had a great Airbnb with room to roam and I’m not sure we’ll ever be happy with a hotel room again.   We traveled to Old Town and saw breweries, museums,     the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen house (someday, I’m going to get inside that place!). Wichita is only a couple of hours drive from Enid and I don’t know why we don’t go there more often. It is a fun trip. I understand there is a Dillard’s Outlet store there, though I never found it.

Then we traveled even further north to Kansas City and another great Airbnb.     I’ve lived my life in Oklahoma an have no idea why it took me so long to get to Kansas City. Again, it’s not that far. My cousin was at the wheel and seemed calm and cool under the pressure of big city (especially downtown) driving. There was the occasional GPS glitch, but we managed to get where we were going. We visited Union Station and found it was still a working railroad station.       We took a trolley tour of the downtown area, ate at Arthur Bryant’s BBQ, which is the first and most famous BBQ in Kansas and had been visited by many famous people. We just wondered in off the street and they still let us in. We visited the downtown area and shopping in a district I couldn’t afford, then on to other places of interest. Kansas City boasts more working fountains than Paris, France and there are many beautiful parks, monuments and architecture. Again, we ate too much.

Back home we attended Enid’s First Friday October Fest and showed the relatives downtown Enid on a Friday night. I don’t know if they were impressed after Kansas City, but we still had fun. Then on Saturday we travelled to Oklahoma City’s annual Greek Fest. More eating! Opa! We loved it and waddled home. The cousins headed south to Texas and we went back to Enid. Today, I wash laundry and rest.

I was a great time and I want to do it again. I like traveling in the fall or spring when the weather is nice. Of course, it rained a little, but didn’t dampen our spirits. What did you do for vacation this year?


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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