We didn’t really do much in Kansas except for just spend three nights making our way across the state. I had wanted to check out the Oz Museum in Wamego because I’ve loved The Wizard Oz since I was a little girl but it just didn’t really work with our schedule.
We spent the first two nights at a campground on Perry Lake about 30 minutes outside of Topeka. It was quiet, on the lake, and by far the cheapest electric hookup site we’ve come across.
We had debated staying more nights around Topeka but it just so happened to work out that Bryan’s sister (who lives in Colorado Springs; which is where we were headed for the Tiny House Jamboree) was able to get permission from her apartment complex to let us park our RV there for a few days until we were able to get into the site we had reserved.
So, we decided to continue making our way further West.
I have to say that I didn’t realize just how pretty Kansas is. I fully expected it to be flat the entire way but it really wasn’t. There are beautiful farms and rolling hills to admire along the way.
We did have an interesting thing happen at a gas station of all places. We pulled off to the side of the parking lot to let the pups stretch their legs and for Bryan to grab a quick bite to eat.
While standing there we happened to notice deer on the property right next to us. I managed to shoot a quick video and snap a few pics.
We ended up spending the third, and final, night at a rest stop just a few miles from the Colorado State Line.
We were a bit nervous at first since it was our first time staying overnight at a rest stop but it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Luckily, it was actually pretty enjoyable. We were surrounded by gorgeous farmland, we had FINALLY gotten away from the humidity, and the weather was perfect for just letting the breeze flow through our windows.
It was also pretty quiet and, even though there were a few truckers there overnight as well, they were far enough away that we didn’t hear them.
The picture at the beginning of this post was actually taken at the rest stop. The following morning I was able to do something that isn’t exactly typical for me.
I caught a beautiful sunrise.
Check out the next stop: Colorado Springs, Colorado