After Missouri came Kansas

Our first stop in Missouri was super ideal and if you haven’t read about it, I invite you to go check it out here. But man, Kansas was just as good. We spent the same amount of time in both states and I can’t say I preferred one over the other. Coming from Missouri, our first stop in Kansas was Kansas City, knowing it’s almost fully still in MO.

Kansas City was quaint and pretty. Streets were empty due to COVID and Black Lives Matter protests. We checked out the gardens of Nelson-Atkins museum. Lots of art pieces are available outside, which was convenient since the museum itself was closed. We wandered through the streets of KC under a very hot sun. We picked up the ultimate and best BBQ I have ever had from Jack’s Stack BBQ. Devoured it in our van and moved on to cooler areas.

And by cooler areas, I mean our camp spot for the night, on the shore of a man-made lake called Chase State Fishing Lake (in Cottonwood Falls). A free campground with fire pits, tables, toilets and everything you need for a good time. We showered with the water from the lake, enjoyed the views and went to bed early after a short previous night.

We woke up to one of the most beautiful sunrises of our trip yet!

And that’s about it for Kansas. Short but sweet since the goal on our first week of travels was to rejoin New Mexico.

Stay tuned for the next crossed State : Oklahoma and route 66!


Coco, Bobby, Nola and Vanito!

COPYRIGHT: All pictures belong to Fanny Cohen Sanchez, @fannychn on Instagram, Three Times Nine 2021.

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5 responses to “After Missouri came Kansas”

  1. Glad you are enjoying your trip and your new van. So by stating to rejoin New Mexico do you mean you are heading to NM? Are you both comfortable driving and parking the van now? I used to have a VW bus and other than putting 2 or 3 engines in it it was my favorite car to drive because of how you sit in the seat, like sitting in a big comfy easy chair.


    love, katelon

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    • Thank you so much Katelon! Yes we’re super comfortable with the van now. It turns and parks fantastic so it became easy really fast. My husband definitely drives it more than me ;). But I feel the same as you, we’re sitting so high with such a huge windshield. It’s so wonderful on the road!

      So, I am super behind on the articles and we are now in Montana but we have indeed done NM, Colorado, Nebraska and both Dakotas in the past month :). It’s been hard to keep up with the blog at the same time as enjoying but I’m definitely taking advantage of slow days once in a while.
      Take care !!


      • Oh, so glad you are enjoying the van and your trip.

        If you get a chance, Coeur d’Alene, ID, where I’m presently staying, is beautiful and not shut down like other states. I want to go to the Grand Tetons next. I went ad a kid and later as an adult and love them.

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      • Idaho is definitely on the list ! Thanks so much for the recommendation, I’ll let you know when we make it there 🙂
        We did Grand Teton last year and to this day it remains one of our favorite place in the US. I couldn’t agree more and hope you can make it this year. Nothing better than the great outdoors during Covid 🙂

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