Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Council Grove Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:58:36 GMT Finding New Favorites in the Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Finding-New-Favorites-in-the-Flint-Hills/3106/ The Flint Hills region is one of my favorites on the planet. In truth, I do fall just a little bit in love with each place I visit on the&nbsp;Yellow Brick Road Trips&nbsp;but, since attending Kansas State and living in the middle of this vast, rolling beauty, the Flint Hills are somehow part of me. They absolutely get a space at the top of my travel list.&nbsp; Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Finding-New-Favorites-in-the-Flint-Hills/3106/ 5 reasons to visit the Tallgrass Prairie in the fall http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/5-reasons-to-visit-the-Tallgrass-Prairie-in-the-fall/2792/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/TallGrass.jpg'/><br/> I recently had the pleasure of heading out the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve&nbsp;to see the fall scenery. I&rsquo;ve made this trek before and at varying points of ... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/5-reasons-to-visit-the-Tallgrass-Prairie-in-the-fall/2792/ Gravel Rocks! – The Dirty Kanza 200 http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/Gravel-Rocks-The-Dirty-Kanza-200/2222/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Dirty-Kanza-2012-2381.jpeg'/><br/>The Dirty Kanza 200&nbsp;is a mighty event in the heart of the Flint Hills. Dubbed North America’s Premier Annual Ultra Distance Gravel Race the cycling event may seem like an anomaly to many, but to the good people of Emporia and those in the racing community, the DK200 is a powerhouse that tests the endurance of racers from all over the world. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/Gravel-Rocks-The-Dirty-Kanza-200/2222/ Historical Recipes Served at Trail Days Café in Council Grove http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Historical-Recipes-Served-at-Trail-Days-Caf-in-Council-Grove/793/ Imagine dining on roast buffalo like the Native Americans or baked ham with strawberry sauce just as the early settlers did, with your meal delivered by servers in period costumes inside a Victorian era decorated home built in 1861 along the famous Santa Fe Trail. Find this unique cultural experience inside Council Grove’s Trail Days Café and Museum where you truly step back in time dining on historical foods in a historic setting. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Historical-Recipes-Served-at-Trail-Days-Caf-in-Council-Grove/793/ Floating on a Sea of Grass http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/10/Floating-on-a-Sea-of-Grass/235/ A drive along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway carries visitors back to a different time. Imagine being alone in the middle of a vast ocean. Only this is no ordinary sea. Instead of water, you see only fields of grass stretching to the horizon in all directions. Tall grass. With blades stretching over your head. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/10/Floating-on-a-Sea-of-Grass/235/ Favorite Kansas Recipes: Fresh Strawberry Pie http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Favorite-Kansas-Recipes-Fresh-Strawberry-Pie-/217/ This month’s recipe comes the Hays House 1857 Restaurant &amp; Tavern in Council Grove, in the east-central part of the state. The oldest continuously operating restaurant west of the Mississippi ... Fri, 04 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Favorite-Kansas-Recipes-Fresh-Strawberry-Pie-/217/