This was my longest day since entering Missouri... I got up an hour before dawn and was on the road before dawn and still didn't make it to Big Hill Lake until the very end of sunset.
I enjoyed the ride through Kansas: it really does feel different from Missouri. There was a pretty serious thunderstorm in the afternoon, but it passed. Big Hill Lake is a very big park with lots of amenities spread out in a way I'm not used to.
Dad arrived as I was finishing pitching the tent, and we had a dinner of cold soup and bagels that he found just barely tolerable!