Kansas is home to golden fields of wheat, homemade German cuisine and some of the quirkiest roadside attractions in the country. What else can a person possibly need?! Well, if you’re a Kansan, you also need:
1. Your team
A true Kansan warns others about going to war with the Shockers and Rocks Chalk, or gives glory in the combat for the purple and white.
2. KC BBQ
KC BBQ > Memphis & Texas BBQ COMBINED.
Contrary to popular belief (*cough* non-Kansans *cough*), Kansas isn't just a flat, barren land. In fact, the Sunflower State offers adventure at every corner--and we wouldn't have it any other way!
4. Open roads
We'll take scenic country roads over congested city streets any day!
We love Kansas storms not only because they're gorgeous, but because they keep our summers interesting.
How else are we supposed to document our abnormally beautiful storms?!
7. A Bible
We're at the tip of the Bible Belt and PROUD of it!
8. Views like this:
Trust us: It never gets old.
9. Incredible sunrises...
Should early mornings look this amazing? #OnlyinKansas
The ONLY way to end a day!
11. ...and clear, starry nights.
When it isn't storming, of course!
12. Finally, though it isn't a need, we most definitely love the lower cost of living!
With median house values at around $115,000 and overall lower food costs, Kansas has been named time and again as one of the least expensive states in the country.
Obviously, this is just one Kansas writer’s perspective. Tell me what amazing thing YOU need in the comments!