Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - #facesandplaces Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:46:34 GMT Treasure hunting along US 36 http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/27/Treasure-hunting-along-US-36/3078/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/21.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp;&nbsp; The Faces and Places tour is winding down and looking at all of our trips through&nbsp;Kansas, I can say the&nbsp;US 36 Highway Treasure Hunt&nbsp;destination was perfect for me and my husband. We made a date of this tour trip and traveled from the eastern to the western borders of the state, making several U-turns, getting in and out of the car repeatedly, negotiating deals, waving to local Kansans and seeing even more of the state than we had bargained for. What better way to spend a mini vacation with my hubby?&nbsp; Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/27/Treasure-hunting-along-US-36/3078/ An Evening in Downtown Lawrence for Final Fridays http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/11/An-Evening-in-Downtown-Lawrence-for-Final-Fridays-/3071/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/JLH_1804-2.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog It's hard not to notice art in one way or another in downtown Lawrence on any given day but on the last Friday of the month you can find the Lawrence art scene exploding with exhibits, more so than usual. On my latest Faces and Places tour, I was able to visit one of my favorite Kansas cities and explore one of the sides to it that I have not yet delved into. A few of my friends joined me and together we explored some of the stops along the&nbsp;Lawrence Final Fridays Art Walk&nbsp;and participated in a very creative dinner experience. I visited many places, most of which I had never been to and was quite surprised by what I've been missing.&nbsp; Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/11/An-Evening-in-Downtown-Lawrence-for-Final-Fridays-/3071/ #KansasBeautiful Five hours through Kansas to the Tumbleweed Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/-KansasBeautiful-Five-hours-through-Kansas-to-the-Tumbleweed-Festival-/3069/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/JLH_1406.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog We recently set out towards Garden City and I've realized this is one of my favorite drives going from Northeast to Southwestern Kansas. Traveling along I-70 I love to experience the rolling Flint and Smoky Hills regions. One of these days when there is more time, I plan to exit the Interstate and travel through the byways but for now, I will enjoy them in my rush to get from point A to point B. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/-KansasBeautiful-Five-hours-through-Kansas-to-the-Tumbleweed-Festival-/3069/ Wellington Wheat Harvest, a Cause for Celebration http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/17/Wellington-Wheat-Harvest-a-Cause-for-Celebration-/3052/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/IMG_1512.jpg'/><br/> As far as I can see, the golden glow of freshly-cut wheat fields meets impossibly blue sky. My view is interrupted only by a grain elevator as I step out of the van to take photos of the "Wheat Capital of the World." Wheat has played an important role in the Sumner County economy for decades. Agricultural technologies have changed, yet there is something timeless in this view. I wonder, when the citizens of Wellington decided to hold a festival in celebration of a particularly successful crop in 1900, if they imagined we would still be celebrating 113 years later.&nbsp; Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/17/Wellington-Wheat-Harvest-a-Cause-for-Celebration-/3052/ It was a Blast: Russell and Hays Sparkle with Fourth of July Spirit http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/10/It-was-a-Blast-Russell-and-Hays-Sparkle-with-Fourth-of-July-Spirit-/3049/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/DSC00149.JPG'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp;&nbsp; The most recent stops on my Faces and Places tour itinerary were familiar names on my map. I've always associated Russell with its hometown hero, Bob Dole. My kids beg to stop by the&nbsp;Sternberg Museum of Natural History&nbsp;in Hays each time we pass by on Interstate 70. This visit, however, offered a unique opportunity to see each community at its festival finest.&nbsp; I was to visit Russell's&nbsp;Fourth of July Freedom Fest, followed by a visit to Hays' four-day celebration, the Wild West Fest. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/10/It-was-a-Blast-Russell-and-Hays-Sparkle-with-Fourth-of-July-Spirit-/3049/ Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway by Bicycle http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/3/Gypsum-Hills-Scenic-Byway-by-Bicycle/3045/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/GypsumHills1.JPG'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp; On June 8th, bicyclists aged seven to 87 met in Johnson City to travel 522 miles across Kansas. Many came from Kansas; others traveled from as far away as Northern Ireland. Larry Cabeen, Chicago, laughingly claims he came because, "I was told Kansas was flat." Some arrived for the physical challenge, others to connect with friends and family. Riders counted up their trips: For John Bergey of Hesston, this ride marks his ninth. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/3/Gypsum-Hills-Scenic-Byway-by-Bicycle/3045/ Kaw Valley Farmers Inspire Connection to Land http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Kaw-Valley-Farmers-Inspire-Connection-to-Land/2756/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/KawTour1.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog Twenty-three farms were featured October 6&nbsp;and 7&nbsp;at the Kaw Valley Farm Tour. Apple orchards, vineyards and honeybees were just a few of the farm ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Kaw-Valley-Farmers-Inspire-Connection-to-Land/2756/ Kansas Faces & Places Tour: Medicine Lodge & McPherson http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Medicine-Lodge-McPherson/1182/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6188559965_abf0296334_z.jpg'/><br/>Our trip to the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant&nbsp;and McPherson Scottish Festival&nbsp;last weekend just reinforced the notion that the people in Kansas are truly some of the friendliest people around. Everywhere my husband, Michael, and I went, we found people excited to see us, interested in what we were doing and always helpful. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Medicine-Lodge-McPherson/1182/ Faces & Places Tour: Atchison & Leavenworth http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/16/Faces-Places-Tour-Atchison-Leavenworth/1100/ ‘Haunted’ AtchisonMy husband and I launched our relaxing Labor Day weekend with a visit to Atchison. Jacque Pregont, president of the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce greeted us at the ... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/16/Faces-Places-Tour-Atchison-Leavenworth/1100/ Fun in My Backyard http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Fun-in-My-Backyard/1065/ On this trip, my family’s third Faces &amp; Places Tour as a Roadie, we were excited to go on a trip closer to our home. I think that’s what I’ve enjoyed most about the 2011 Faces &amp; Places Tour –discovering amazing attractions and fun “right in my own backyard,” whether that be a trip across town on a Thursday evening, or a weekend getaway down the Kansas Byways to the other side of the state.‘Start your engines ... ’ Tue, 13 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Fun-in-My-Backyard/1065/