Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Battle of Black Jack Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:40:15 GMT Baldwin City: Discovering Tradition and History http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/Baldwin-City-Discovering-Tradition-and-History/3086/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/JLH_4841.jpg'/><br/>A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp;&nbsp; On the last stop of the 2013 Faces and Places Tour, we didn't have far to travel to go to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City. The familiar drive was different as it seemed the trees had turned from summer to fall in the blink of an eye. In the small town, maples lined the streets and showed off their new colors as folks bustled all around us. This event is not a new one for me, growing up in Northeastern Kansas I hear word of it year after year and I have been to it at least once before that I can remember. Thinking back to when I went during my grade school years, this festival was much grander and more crowded now than what I remembered. The streets in downtown Baldwin were packed full of festival goers and vendors were busy discussing and selling their products under a bright blue autumn sky. Johnny Cash could be heard over a speaker in the distance. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/Baldwin-City-Discovering-Tradition-and-History/3086/ Where it Really Started http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Where-it-Really-Started/843/ Before the Civil War — before Gettysburg, before Shiloh, before Fredericksburg, even before Confederate cannonballs rained down on Fort Sumter — a battle was fought over the issue of slavery. And it happened in Kansas. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Where-it-Really-Started/843/ Faces and Places Tour June 4 & 5, 2011 http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Faces-and-Places-Tour-June-4-5-2011/585/ My family of “Roadies” was excited to load up the Faces and Places vehicle to explore Kansas last weekend. We set a course for Lawrence with three generations of my family, all of us enjoying varying parts of the trip.My favorite stop was downtown Lawrence. I’ve been to many farmers’ markets, but the Lawrence market had magically artistic flair that morning. Not simply trucks selling produce off a tailgate, these booths were festooned with tapestries, flowers and décor that made each purchase an adventure in temptation. I’m a fan of organic cooking and many displays offered treats I could fantasize feeding my family. My husband, son, and dear friend tried a vegan bacon-maple donut – a delicious first for them. Featuring savory food to eat on the spot, yummy produce and flowers to take home, and the music of multiple performers, the Lawrence farmers’ market is a delightful destination. We plan to go again when we have an entire morning to wander among the fun. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Faces-and-Places-Tour-June-4-5-2011/585/