Wichita Inn West
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States: 5 (Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas)
Oreos eaten: 6 + 12 (Mini)
Tornado warned storms: 3
"Chaser Paint" colours invented: 6 (more about this later...)
Another short but sweet update today as we're leaving early to get down to Texas for this afternoon's storms.
Yesterday was a fun chase day, we set off nice and late at 11am and drove for an hour to hang out at Rock Port, Missouri. There we met a few other chasers ...
Long drive to Wichita yesterday, once I got here I stopped to stretch my legs at Great Plains Nature Center, which was a nice little park in the middle of the city. Then I met up with my Couchsurfing host and her friend, we made dinner then went down the street to ...
... It wasn't as good as home, but it was exactly what I needed! Perfect road trip food! A few more hours on the road, and we made it into Wichita, Kansas. When we left Houston, it's was sunny and 95 degrees. In Wichita, it's night and 59 degrees. Looks like I'm going to bust out the jeans tomorrow! We will have about six more hours to Denver before we meet up with another high school classmate for a weekend of Broncos ...
... to be in good repair. The park we stayed in last night was excellent. There are "rails to trails" walking areas, a very nice municipal swimming pool, several historic exhibits and very nice green lawns. Last night was a good stay. Carol O., we really enjoyed visiting the town that you spent a lot of time in while growing up in this area.
Pulling out at 9:30, the temperature was already 80 degrees with a somewhat higher humidity. ...
... says it got its name from Wichita being the Air Capital of the World. Really??
We spent some "quality time" this evening at a Dillon food store - a chain which is owned by Kroger. Other than that, we didn't do a whole lot, as it was late afternoon before we arrived and got set up. All in all, not much to report!