Since I’d never been in Kansas before, the high wind warnings came as a bit of a surprise. We decided to play it safe and stick around the campground for an extra day and the kids made some friends.
For the first time we met a family with 6 children, same as us, but they were traveling with a group of 3 children. In total, they brought 9 kids all within the same ranges as our children. We also met a nice family from Alaska with 2 children as well. As stressful as Covid has been with interactions with other people, it is always great to see our kids playing outside with other kids.
Fray asks continuously “do you want to be my friend?” and the kids usually say yes, then he runs back to tell me that he made a new friend. Then they hang out for as long as they can until dinner or when it’s time to continue traveling. He made so many friends and definitely the highlight of his trip so far. The other ones just start playing and don’t ask questions.
I was also able to get some exercise by playing basketball with Cohen and some of the kids from the group of 9. With no motivation to lose weight or get into shape, it was nice to do exercise without it feeling like a daunting task.
I’ve been telling her story to anybody that a listen, it was nice this time around that the people from Alaska really took our story to heart. While telling the story, they were bouncing ideas back towards us about their own lives. Even though we were from completely different sides of the continent we shared a lot in common.
We are looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends, I may not take the same approach as Fray, but it is nice to meet people who share similar interests. Along with meeting new people, we’re also planning on meeting up with old friends.