I headed up to Tall Grass Prairie Preserve in northern Oklahoma, it was out of my way, but I figured I should see this area as there are not many untouched tall grass areas left. However, I got lost (my GPS and private dirt roads and not finding county roads don't get along). I drove 40 minutes the wrong way, thought about skipping it...but what else did I have planned? So I turned around and stopped for directions and finally made it. It was a very peaceful area, aside from the trucks traveling these dirt roads.
From here I went to Independence KS to see the Little House on the Prairie Museum. For $3 you can't go wrong. I walked around all of 15-20 minutes, read the signs, used the bathroom and headed out.
I arrived in Kansas City and spent the next 2 1/2 days hanging out with my friend and her family. These days were much needed rest days. I didn't have to drive very much and it was nice just hanging out being 'normal' again for a few days...eating real food, sitting on a couch, going shopping and doing laundry.