Continuing our journey across the Midwest, we made one final stop in Kansas before heading to Colorado.
Kansas doesn’t immediately come to mind when it comes to camping destinations. But at least on the eastern side of the state, there are a number of nice looking public campgrounds around lakes and reservoirs. Well…they look nice on the map at least. We didn’t actually see any of them because Tim’s aunt and uncle, Cherie and David, who live in Baldwin City, generously offered us a spot in their very green backyard.
Not only did this exclusive, one-of-a-kind site come with trees for shade and plenty of lush green grass, but there was also a standing invitation for afternoon happy hour…
Some great dog friends…
And SO MUCH delicious food. I didn’t get photos of all the food, but David and Cherie cooked us several meals including what were undoubtedly the best burritos I have ever eaten. They were smothered with a homemade green chili that had the perfect amount of heat balanced with incredible flavor. So good! My photo of the burrito is grainy and dark and simply doesn’t do justice to this amazing dish, so instead, I’ll show you the calzones I made at the end of the week.
We had a fairly low key week with not much exploring around the area, but we did drive up to Lawrence one evening. This college town has a nice downtown with some cute stores and lots of places to eat and drink. We walked around a bit before heading to Free State Brewing for dinner followed by more walking and some delicious ice cream to end the night.
While our stay in Kansas was short, it was a wonderful week with family. Aside from feeding us delicious food, Cherie and David welcomed us in and made us feel right at home. They’re on the way to becoming full-time RVers in the next year so hopefully, the next time we see them will be out on the road somewhere!