Keeper of the Plains

wpid6626-AU0E8877.jpgIt has been a while since we last went to Wichita in Kansas.  We have good friends who live there and who we have visited before.  However, they have been on the move a lot in recent years and then we had to cancel a trip when things got a little hectic.  However, we finally got back down there again.  It was a great visit so thanks for having us guys.  While we were there, we took a walk along the Arkansas River.  Opinion appears to vary on how to pronounce this river depending on which state you are in but the joy of writing rather than speaking is that you won’t know which way I said it so you can’t tell me I am wrong!

wpid6624-AU0E8870.jpgThere is a split in the river near where we parked and there are a pair of bridges and an island with a large sculpture on it.  This is called the Keeper of the Plains.  It is a very impressive steel sculpture of a Native American with his arms raised to the skies.  Given plenty of time, I would have come back and seen it later in the day.  I am not sure if it is illuminated at night but it certainly was very impressive during daylight hours.  If you are in the area, do take a look.

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