When you live in Kansas, there are few wrong things you can do… after all, it’s the Sunflower State. There is SO much to do and take in. However, if you are looking to live your life in Kansas to the fullest, you will want to make sure to try these 15 things:
1. Wake up early (or stay up late) enough to take in the clear nighttime sky…
2. …and then a remarkable sunrise.
3. Chow down on as much German food...
The fare of our ancestors!
4. ...and KC BBQ as humanly possible.
5. Take the time to enjoy the local arts scene.
Has anyone else noticed that several Kansas towns (both big and small) encourage local artists by hosting galleries, art walks, and contests? Take some time to get to know these talented people. You won't regret it.
6. Enjoy the exquisite Flint Hills by driving the Flint Hills Scenic Byway...
(And by stopping for lunch in Council Grove.)
7. ...listening to the Symphony In the Flint Hills...
8. ...and hiking the Flint Hills...
9. (...and Konza Prairie.)
10. Go outside to breathe in the fresh air.
Fact: Kansas air is much cleaner and better smelling than most other states.
11. Stop by a quirky roadside attraction (or two)...
Kansas is a mecca for all things weird, funny, and bizarre. On your next road trip through the state, make sure to stop by one of these unforgettable gems.
12. ...as well as a few of our incredible natural monuments.
Who would have thought that "flat" Kansas would be home to these massive and extraordinary chalk formations?
13. Give back.
Kansans are some of the kindest, most loving people I have ever met, so why not pay it forward and give back to the community by volunteering at a soup kitchen, adopting a stretch of highway to clean, or by even shoveling your elderly neighbor's driveway.
14. Thank a farmer.
Kansas farmers are the backbone of not only our state, but the entire country. Take a moment to thank them for all of the hard work and dedication they put in to feeding ourselves and our families.
15. Finally, load up the bed of your pickup with pillows and blankets, drive to the country, and watch an incredible Kansas sunset from the best seat in the house.
It's the only way to end the day!