I had a chance to get out with my two sons for a quick hike in the Flint Hills of Kansas the other day. It's kind of hard to beat a 50 degree day in late December - even if the wind is blowing like a minor hurricane.
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve located in the Flint Hills of Eastern Kansas preserves some of the last remaining original tallgrass prairie in North America. Even though it is minute in relation to the expanse that once existed, one feels small and the prairie feels boundless when you get away from the highways and evidence of civilization.
I got to spend a little time with my two sons amidst some pleasurable, yet frenetic family activity, and as always seems to be the case, a little check in with wildness and nature was just what the doctor ordered!