Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Alma Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:19:42 GMT Kansas on Two Wheels: Native Stone Byway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/-Kansas-on-Two-Wheels-Native-Stone-Byway/3022/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Stone-fences-Alma.jpg'/><br/> &quot;I can't drive 55!&quot; sang Sammy Hagar in 1984.&nbsp; However, if you're cruising down the Native Stone Scenic Byway in eastern Kansas, it's the perfect speed to take in the sights. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/-Kansas-on-Two-Wheels-Native-Stone-Byway/3022/ Building History: Stone Fences on the Native Stone Scenic Byway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/22/Building-History-Stone-Fences-on-the-Native-Stone-Scenic-Byway/2056/ A few years ago, I got tired of the space in between my home and the vacant lot beside my house. I decided to build a stone fence. Gathering up all of the limestone around our yard, I spent one ... Tue, 22 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/22/Building-History-Stone-Fences-on-the-Native-Stone-Scenic-Byway/2056/ Alma Bakery Sweet Treat In Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/5/Alma-Bakery-Sweet-Treat-In-Flint-Hills/1903/ When I stepped inside the Alma Bakery &amp; Sweet Shoppe&nbsp;the aroma took me back to my mother’s kitchen as she pulled homemade rolls out of the oven. I ordered a glazed-topped cinnamon roll that had a fluffy, soft texture and just the right amount of cinnamon throughout. My favorite purchase, though, was the cherry turnover.&nbsp; With extremely light, flaky and buttery layers, the pastry had an outer crunch, a fruity center, and sweet icing on top. It truly was melt-in-my-mouth delicious! Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/5/Alma-Bakery-Sweet-Treat-In-Flint-Hills/1903/ Byways of Stone http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/2/Byways-of-Stone/205/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/wall.jpeg'/><br/>The story of the Flint Hills is largely a story about limestone. Now don't wince at the thought of learning about rocks; the story of the flinty-hard layers of stone in the Kansas Flint Hills is as fascinating as any adventure into the wild places of our state. So recently, when warm weather started to melt the piles of snow that had built up around our driveway, my wife and I decided to reacquaint ourselves with the story of rocks and remember again why we love the Flint Hills. For that, we took the drive along Kansas'&nbsp;Native Stone Scenic Byway, passing through Dover, Keene, Eskridge, and Alma along State Highways 4 and 99. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/2/Byways-of-Stone/205/