Attending the Symphony in the Flint Hills is one of my favorite traditions of Dave and I's. We have gone almost every single year since we started dating which is now nearing 6 years (5 + 1 year of marriage... almost). Every year the Kansas City Symphony and surely some other coordinators sets up a beautiful concert in different spots on the prairie. This year the concert was held on the Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve near Strong City, Kansas, an absolutely breathtaking location I must note. A stage is set up a the bottom of a large hill were thousands of people set up blankets and chairs amongst the prairie grasses to enjoy the show. Large tents are set up at the top of the hill with food, shopping, art, and more for people to explore before the actual show. There are even a few talks every year about the prairie and its inhabitants, both in the past and currently.
This year Dave and I went with his parents and a few other family members. There was a long but beautiful walk through the prairie to get to the site that I really enjoyed with flowers blooming along the way (though carrying my heavy bag and chairs the whole way was really not my favorite). This year the food line took what felt like forever to get through but at least I didn't faint like last year, an achievement that both Dave and I were happy for as the last time I spilled baked beans and potato salad all down the front of him on the way down to the ground underneath the food table- it was hot, okay? As with every year the concert itsself was absolutely amazing and of course included a beautiful sunset, cattle being driven across the hill behind the stage, and Home on the Range being sung at the very end underneath twinkling stars.
I absolutely love it every single year. Thanks for taking us again Greg and Terri!, Leah