Sar Ko Par Trails in Lenexa on 87th Parkway between Pflumm and Lackman is another park that allowed us to defeat afternoon boredom. After a morning of chores, lunch and naps, my grandkids erupted with energy. It was only 3:00–four long hours until bedtime–too much time to wait out, so we got out.
We parked next to the Burlington Northern caboose My grandson loved bouncing across the ties, climbing on board, peeking inside the car and riding the rails of his imagination as he shouted, “Woo, woo.”
But that’s was only the beginning. They met a cowboy,
found a playground complete with swings
searched for turtles, fish, frogs, dragonflies . . . around the pond, and jumped from stepping stone to stepping stone to reach the sea serpent.
We stayed until it was time for dinner, bathes and bed. What could have been an afternoon of “I’m bored,” and “There’s nothing to do,” became a fun memory.