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Posts for August 2012

Off Roading in the Sand Hills

I am the first person to proclaim that there is more to do in Kansas than the average visitor (or resident) is aware of. Such is the case with the Sand Hills in Syracuse.

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Posted on August 30, 2012 10:45AM by Katy Ibsen

Pin to Win on Pinterest

Travel planning has never been more visually fun than it is now with Pinterest. Pinterest is a website that allows people to gather the cool photos they find online onto their own ...

Posted on August 23, 2012 4:00PM by admin

Music, Home Cooking Harmonize at Emma Chase Café in Cottonwood Falls

If you’re looking for something different to do on a Friday night, there’s a free event that easily ranks at the top of the charts. Every week year-round the Emma Chase Café invites musicians of all ages and levels to bring their acoustic instruments to Cottonwood Falls for a jam session. Music lovers like me tune in for a night of old-time bluegrass, folk, country, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere beginning at 7:30 pm every Friday."

Posted on August 21, 2012 2:25PM by Cecilia Harris

Youth Hunting: Life Lessons Learned, Memories Made

  One of the most amazing things about being a mother is the chance to watch my daughter discover and learn about the world around her. The best part about it for me is that she inspires me to see the same every day, mundane things in a new light. Every day becomes an adventure, a new chance to explore and learn and grow. "

Posted on August 16, 2012 12:03PM by Elizabeth Peterson

Washington’s MarCon Pies’ Recipe for Success

If you’re like me and can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen…even if it means not satisfying a craving for homemade pie in this hot weather. Thankfully, there’s a place right here in Kansas that makes serving my favorite dessert, well, as easy as pie. MarCon Pies in Washington bakes 500-plus fruit, nut, crunch, cream, cheesecake and specialty pies every day, yet each tastes just like grandma used to make. "

Posted on August 9, 2012 2:30PM by Cecilia Harris

Races and a Rodeo

A Faces & Places Roadie Blog

It amazes me how many towns in Kansas I have never visited even though I have lived in this state all my life. When I meet people on the Faces & Places Tour and encourage them to take vacations in Kansas, they say “oh I’ve lived here all my life.” But as I have been learning over the summer, just when you think you know all that Kansas has to offer, along comes a surprise."

Posted on August 8, 2012 11:17AM by Lindsey, Faces & Places Tour Roadie

A Festival of Performers in Lawrence

Sword swallowers, Fire-walkers and Pogo-stick stuntmen are among the dozens of performers taking to the streets in Lawrence this month for the 5th annual Busker Festival. It’s a chance to enjoy performances ranging from the bizarre to the truly unique. Festival Co-Conspirator (Founder) Richard Renner explains what the party is all about:What is a Busker Festival?The Busker Festival is a three day long street performer festival that’s based on a lot of similar festivals in the United States and Europe. They do a lot of what I like to call, “Useless skills” like fire-eating and sword-swallowing, contortionists, Pogo acrobats. There are also plenty of musicians. This year there will also be food vendors. "

Posted on August 7, 2012 11:28AM by Becky Blake


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