Kansas – Water Water Everywhere

by Funhog Family on July 6, 2011

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Our intended adventure for Kansas was the Cimmaron National Grassland, where we planned to hike along the Santa Fe trail. As we drove through it was 110 degrees without one tree for as far as the eye could see. It was an easy family decision to keep on going in hopes to find shade and water somewhere else in the state. Scott Lake State Park was along our route and has become our home for the last two days. We were able to camp right on the lake, and the kids have swum as much as they liked. We even got the kayaks out for a little spin on the water. The first night the wind picked up around 11pm to the extent that the tent flattened and touched my nose. Sydney and Elijah were a little nervous so they slept in my arms the rest of the night. We are having a hard time adjusting to the time changes as it was still light at 9pm. Also, the kids nap schedules are completely out of whack so it takes them a lot longer to get to sleep at night. This trip is a full on family experience as we get to share the laughter as well as the tears. Our second night we endured a full force thunderstorm unlike any we’ve ever went through in a tent. Sydney and Chloe had a very hard time sleeping, but Elijah and Tirzah slept through it all, lightning and loud crashing thunder. Our tent fell down on top of us and I slept the rest of the night with my knees up so the tent would not lay on our faces. We got several inches of water from the thunderstorm, so we were literally floating in the water by morning. Jodi and Tirzah’s tent was a little drier but still had puddles in the morning!

The Walk Home

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Uncle Rich July 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

What a great adventure! I’m sure the memories will last a lifetime.

Wait til you get farther North as the sun sets even later. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Northern Lights. We saw them several times while living in Michigan.

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