We had a lot of places to see, so we got an early start and first checked out a cool, warehouse store near us that sells all manner of awesome house wares and decor... Yum! =)
Next, we went to the Donut Whole in downtown Wichita:
Mom and the kids with a pretty mural beside the DW
This is it, folks!
The inside was super cool and eclectic...
The kids loved the free pinball machine!
They have SO many flavors of donuts!!
I had the maple bacon on the left and Mom's was a Cinnamon Whole
They were both Awesome!!!
Moriah had the Berry glazed (because it was pink)
The kids had a Delicious milkshake!
I had a tasty, Mexican beverage
Next stop, Nifty Nut House!
The kids and I outside
Then we stopped to see a historical spot. These first few statues are just for fun:
Mom gets a serenade
Caleb goes for a ride
Here's the write up I found about the next statue:
It's soo cool!
The detail is Amazing!
The whole thing
Next we went down by the river to the Keeper of the Plains
With the statue in the background
On the bridge
On the rocks by the Keeper
King of the castle
With the river and some of Wichita in the background
My little ducks with some ducks
Keeper of the Plains
For lunch we went to Old Mill Tasty Shop:
The kids sharing a root beer float
I ordered their famous Chicken Salad Club sandwich - it was Divine!!
Then we went to a beautiful little park across the street:
I love this picture of Keenan
Two pretty girls by the waterfall
Moriah checking out the pretty wedding dresses in the window
Last night, Mom and I went back to see the 9:00 lighting of the Ring of Fire around the Keeper of the Plains. It was awesome!
So beautiful reflected in the water!
Mom with it all lit up
I noticed that you could see the statue reflected in this puddle
...and it was even more obvious after the fire was done!
We will definitely have to take the kids to see this sometime.
This city has proven, in just a few short weeks, to have plenty of reasons for us to love it!