We were sad to leave Knob Noster State Park, but excited to get on the road and explore a new city. I will be honest... we were a little confused about Kansas City. Is it in Kansas? Is it in Missouri? Not going to lie, we had several moments of "what state am I in right now?" Truth is the city lies right on the border of both.. and if you want to get into the facts and have a history geek out moment then you can read all about the Kansas City name history here!
First stop was Perry Lake, a beautiful campground located 1 hour from the city on the Kansas side. We met up with several friends, built a fire, went fishing, roasted marshmallows... this was the real deal camping! After one night it was on to the next stop... back over to Missouri to Weston Bend State Park.
Weston Bend State Park was beautiful and well maintained. Rolling hills, huge trees, scenic overlooks, and a well mapped out trail system.
Day One we took a hike through the campground trail and watched the sunset at the overlook.
Day two we hit up the local gym! Genesis Health Clubs is a chain of gyms located in the midwest area. We visited the Leavenworth Kansas location. Kara tried out the group classes and C.J. hit up the weight room! We were really impressed with the layout of the gym and the friendly staff. If you are traveling or live in the midwest, definitely stop into Genesis Health Clubs!
Day 3 we visited the World War 1 Museum in downtown Kansas City. Highly recommend taking the time to visit this museum if you are in the area and if possible, stop by on a Wednesday when the admission is 1/2 off! C.J. and I were deeply impacted by the experience. We believe it is important to learn and pay tribute to those who have protected and served our country.
Back on the road! Next stop... OKLAHOMA!