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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.

Here ...

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

Yoder: Then and Now

A Faces & Places Roadie Blog

I arrived to line up for the Yoder Heritage Days Festival parade over an hour early. I was kindly pointed to my spot in line – a line that stretched miles down a ...

Posted on August 29, 2012 10:30AM by Jess, Faces & Places Tour Roadie

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

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 Bucket List of Golf Courses in Kansas

A novice golfer, I decided to create a bucket list of some of the best public golf courses in Kansas. I questioned two of my avid golf friends who regularly travel distances in search of a ...

Posted on August 2, 2012 3:12PM by Cecilia Harris


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