We Got To Kansas City On A Friday…

“We got to Kansas City on a Friday…

By Saturday we’d learned a thing or two.” – the musical Oklahoma


Our road trip this summer started off as they all do by hitting the great American roadway. We left early on a Friday morning and made our way thru Oklahoma City, stopping quickly to see the National Memorial in downtown OKC.  We then continued another 2.5 hours north into the city of Wichita, KS.  We stopped and had a late lunch there at an adorable outdoor deli.  Then we made the last leg of our first day’s journey in to Kansas City where we had made arrangements to stay the night.

Let me tell you…Kansas City is a beautiful city!  Having been on the road all day, we enjoyed getting out and walking around downtown.  We found a little place to grab a bite to eat near the Power and Light District.  Mainly, we just enjoyed walking and getting out to stretch our legs.  A very enjoyable evening.  So enjoyable in fact that we decided to spend an extra day in KC.

Saturday, without a plan, we decided to hire a limo service in Kansas City to haul us around for the day, show us all of the sites, and let us experience as much of the city as we could without the worries of driving and directions!  This was definitely the way to see the city.  We enjoyed going to the Plaza where the girls got to do some shopping.  We also enjoyed going to see all of the sports complexes and going to see the menagerie of historical districts that they have in town.

Definitely an enjoyable experience.  Sally and I decided that this would even be a place that we would enjoy coming back for a weekend getaway (without the kids of course)!

All in all, Kansas City was a hit, but we had our sites set on Wisconsin.  Sunday we continued our journey to the land of cheese…


While we’re slowly writing and releasing more of our blog entries from our amazzzzzzzing trip that we’re on, we thought we would update the old page with a video for you to check out.  This was the video that our family first watched that spurred on the decision to travel this summer to Wisconsin.  Hope you enjoy it!


Time for the Family VACA!

Sander’s Sightseers

Hey there family, friends, and everyone else who follows our family blog!  The earth has decided to make another trip around the sun, so it is time for us to make our annual family trek.  This year we have decided to head north to Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin to cooler temps and two weeks of family time.  After the year we had, we are in almost DefCon 5 desperate need to get the heck outta Dodge.

As always, Sally and Hunter will be weighing in every now and then on their experiences from the trip.  Our newest Sander’s Sightseer this year is Hailey, our cub reporter on all things “fashionable” along the way.  She will be giving us her take on the “this is taking forever” long road trip and time at the lake.

The kids will be off of school soon, Sally will be released for the summer from her teaching job, and I am taking a much needed break from the office.  We have been looking at places to go for a couple of months and finally landed upon Fond-du-Lac, WI.  The question we have received from most of our friends and family is, “How did you find this place?”  We had a number of criteria we decided on before looking at destinations.

Sally’s criteria were:

1. She wanted to have a place where she could relax by a beach.

2. She wanted a cooler climate where she wouldn’t get all sweaty by the beach.

3.  No oceans where she would have to be worried about the “wildlife”.

Hunter put in his two bits and said:

1. Not boring.

2. Outdoor stuff to do.

3. Nothing stupid

Hailey had a little more direct input this year and her suggestions were:

1.  Someplace cool!

2.  Someplace I can hang out and shop

3.  Someplace with Wifi

And last but not least, me and my whims:

1.  Fishing

2.  Forest

3.  Good bed to sleep on

Hiking, Boating, Relaxing, Fishing, and a little sight-seeing will be our primary relaxation objectives while there.  We found a place that met all of our criteria and was plenty far enough away to call it a vacation.  We’re also looking forward to visiting here:

If you follow us regularly, you know why we need this trip.  Sally has been doing well with her new job teaching 8th grade English, but with the poor weather this last winter and spring, the schools had to add 3 weeks to the end of school which made it a nightmare in the hallways.  They have all been more stressed than they should be this time of year.  Hunter and Hailey are in the same boat but have been troopers dealing with all this stress at school and understanding the issues.  I need this vacation because my job in sales has fortunately been booming, but I need to spend more time with my family.  Travelling around all over the nation selling insurance and warrantees for vehicles has been financially a blessing, but relationally a curse.  Don’t mean to whine, but if you try to call our cells while we are on vacay over the next couple of weeks, PLEASE don’t be offended when we don’t answer!

Signing off for now.  Got to start the packing and leaving process.

Blessings to you and yours from us and ours.