the konza

Back in the beautiful month of May I spent a few days with my friends, the Magee's, in the Flint Hills of Kansas.  After all the change of command duties were done we headed out to see the Konza Prairie. Bethany is so good to always go along with my crazy ideas.  

Growing up in Kansas you hear about the Flint hills, you see lots of photos, but until you actually experience this area I don't think you can truly appreciate it's beauty.  We hiked about a mile up to the top of the first pass (in my flip flops - not the best decision) listening to wild turkeys, meadowlark calls and the rustle of tall grasses in the wind.  It could possibly be one of the most peaceful places I've ever been.  

I am very happy with the photos I took, but even they cannot really express just how beautiful the rolling hills are.  If you ever find yourself in Kansas - take a drive out, you will be very happy you did! 

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