The weather has officially turned cooler, my leggings, boots, and scarves have all come out to play, and the calendar is pending dates at the pumpkin patch and other Fall festivals. With Fall already here, I would be remiss if I did not take some time to share about our fun filled Summer in Derby. Derby is a beautiful exburb of Wichita that is the closest town to our farm. This Summer I got to put my marketing hat back on for a bit and help the Derby Recreation Commission part time. My kids were ecstatic that Mom was going to be working because that meant no Summer homeschool! Since it’s only our second Summer here in Derby, we felt like we had the ultimate insider’s guide to some really exciting Summer activities.
We live in a crossroads section south of Wichita where we are conveniently located near a few different small towns including Derby, Rose Hill, Douglass and Mulvane. Recently, we have discovered Mulvane to be a closer outlet for quick outings. Read on to hear about our favorite places!
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since we’ve lived in Kansas. Before this year, every Thanksgiving we would make the ten hour drive up Interstate 35 from Texas. It was such a treat this year to celebrate Thanksgiving with family without being totally exhausted from that drive!
In my last blog post I shared about some of our favorite kid/family friendly places in Wichita. Now, on to adult adventures:
Reverie Coffee Roasters + Hopping Gnome Brewery
For our first day date in Wichita my husband and I wanted to start with a yummy brunch spot. I reached out to Local Legacy (a Legacy Bank Initiative) on Instagram and they suggested Reverie Coffee Roasters. My husband had a craft black coffee, their “Bangers and Mash” and a side of chorizo. We are super picky about authentic chorizo, but this was on point! I had their Rosemary Salted Caramel Latte with biscuits and gravy. Do yourself a flavor, get to Reverie Coffee Roasters and order that latte!
My family and I recently moved to the Wichita, Kansas area. While finding all new places to go and things to do might seem like a stressor to some, I moved around a fair amount when I was younger so this part of the process is an invigorating challenge to me. I had some suggestions from friends and family, and I was able to connect with a few key local Instagram accounts who were super helpful. Without further ado, read on about our first go around of Wichita adventures.