Kansas January 20, 2017
13 Things Everyone Who’s Moved Away From Kansas Has Truly Missed
Here in Kansas, there’s a bunch you’ll miss if you move away. Some things just can’t be captured by imitation, it has to be the true experience. For example, maybe Pizza Hut is only good if you’re here where it was created.
1. You'll miss the Flint Hills,
Maybe not all of Kansas looks like this, but most of us have seen the flint hills a few times in our lives.
2. the open skies,
One thing we Kansans can't take for granted is just how much there is to SEE when you look up!
3. and the windy days.
I don't know what I'd do with my hands if they weren't so busy pulling hair out of my eyes when I'm outside. What do people do with all that time?
4. You'll miss the fairs,
Maybe we don't have Pronto Pups anymore, but all the other fried things make up for it, for sure.
5. coming home to finished sun tea,
Oh, man. For some reason this tea just tastes so much better!
6. and drinking it while you get some gardening done.
Lots of places outside Kansas just don't have the yard space or the right soil for luscious gardens. It's a shame!
7. You'll miss chasing these and...
I know this is my favorite thing to do when I hear sirens. I'd miss this if I moved away, for sure.
8. ...cheering for weird mascots.
Whether it's a bundle of wheat, a nonspecific species of cat, or whatever a jayhawk is, you'll miss being surrounded by other fans everywhere you go.
9. You'll miss loud family holidays,
Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without kids yelling, family laughing, and meeting relatives you didn't know you had.
10. the yearly cookie-pocalypse,
Anyone else have that crazy cookie-baking spree in their genes? Every winter it's like a compulsion!
11. and the only BBQ you crave.
No one else makes it the KC way; all other bbq just won't cut it!
12. Most of all, you'll miss the people here,
Kansans are unique in that they (usually) will care for those in need. Those who have moved away will understand!
13. because there's just no place like home.
Yeah, yeah, I know who said it. It's still true, though.
What else would you miss the most if you moved away? How many have moved and come right back? There’s more Kansas things in
this piece on Kansas traditions.