I must really love my sister. I mean, why else would I offer to drive with my mother and two toddlers on a crazy road trip from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Ulysses, Kansas just to visit her “nothing-to-do town?!” Just for reference, Siri tells me this trip is 23 hours of drive time and 1,584 miles. We were blessed with Cambri and Porter behaving on the ride, but ran into rain, mountains, three state capitals, seven total states, and endless plains. The car ride itself was the most strenuous I’ve ever managed, but the vacation was totally worth it. If you follow along, you already know I create these videos to preserve our family memories. While this one most likely will not be used for your own traveling inspiration, it definitely gives an idea of the charming, friendly towns scattered across the plains states. Enjoy the video!
The Little Gems We Visited:
Grant County Library
Russ Pinney Park
Katie’s Goody Shop
The Main Street “Story Walk” and shops
Sullivan Elementary School (Anna’s classroom and the playground)
Grant County Recreation Center Pool
Garage Saling around town, a favorite past time
Ace Hardware, to buy a meat tenderizer which apparently is a hot commodity in a small town.
Celebration Baptist Church
Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City
Garden City Walmart, for groceries of course (this small town living is tough!)
Historic Adobe Museum
The Green’s Residence in Meade, Kansas
Big Basin Prairie Reserve in Ashland, Kansas
Cambri, Porter, Jill (my mom) and I made the trek to visit Anna (my sister), Matt and Finnley Green. There are some guest appearances from the Johnson Family, and Patrick and Cindy Green.