Saturday, April 4, 2020

Kansas State Parks (2 of 28)

Sunday, March 22nd we decided to get out of the house and go for a drive. We had looked up natural moments of interest nearby and decided on Mushroom State Park which was only about an hour and a half drive away.

On our way there we discovered Kanopolis Dam, another state park that we stop at on the way home.

We turn down a dirt road, legit dirt road leading to a STATE park... it was clear the parks and rec department of Kansas is not as advanced as Minnesota State Parks. 

We arrived! LOL It was pretty weak, but still a fun adventure. 

There was one other car there when we arrived but they left shortly after we got there. It was pretty chilly so our plan to have a picnic was replaced with lunch in the van, haha. Kyle and I were on our LAST day of the reset so we packed our food and the kids sandwiches as well.

THIS is Mushroom rock: 

There were lots of other cool rocks to look at, not many you're seeing them all in these photos. 

We even captured a GREAT family photo :-D 

Thankful they had a bathroom, it was a permanent port-a-potty but I'm so glad it was open! 

We headed back home and stopped at Kanopolis State Park along the way. Did a little drive around first and spotted a dear, a bunch of turkey's, a bald eagle, and some real country living quarters. 

They had a playground we stopped at, which the kids loved and desperately needed. Kyle and I sat in the van we were so cold, the kids ran and played. There were restrooms here but they were all closed due to COVID-19 according to the signs :-( We had to stop to get gas on the way home and hit the restroom before the hour drive. 

The dam:

It was a nice change in being stuck in the house, just wish the weather was a little better for us. 

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