From the hills of North Carolina, our little family headed to Kansas City to visit The HALO Foundation, an organization we partner with in Uganda. We were hosted well in America's heartland. We were shown around town and welcomed on our host's farm where Leo delighted in the animals. This small farm is home to an exceptional organization that mentors teenage boys from the inner city by engaging them in agriculture. Check out Boys Grow.
A quick search for what else to do in Kansas City led us to a little-known abandoned train tunnel, which we tracked down, trekked to, and explored. We picked up a couple of ticks from that adventure, but it was still worth it.