July 4th in the Wichita area saw wonderful weather. Yesterday though was very hot. But our family set out on an adventure anyway. We started by driving to Salina/Hedville to visit the Rolling Hills Zoo and Museum. It is a beautiful zoo and a really nice museum. We stopped back in Salina to eat at the world famous Cozy Inn. Great little burgers! Then we headed off to Mushroom Rock State Park. The strange rock formations were very interesting to see, but I think budget cuts have caused the park to be a little neglected. It has the potential to be so much more. We then continued on to Kanopolis State Park. Nice lake with little canyons and beautiful cliffs. Our car was attacked by a swarm of what we think were damselflies. Very exciting! Our next stop was high on Coronado Heights. It has a stone castle that was erected many year ago. Cool to look at. We could see for miles and miles up there. We stopped for a photo opp as we drove through Lindsborg. It boasts a strong Swedish history. Popped into McPherson for a treat at the Braums before heading home. It was a nice day trip that didn't cost much but will provide us we some fond memories. Where shall we go next?