Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Elkhart Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:40:43 GMT Inner Peace Outside of Elkhart http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/Inner-Peace-Outside-of-Elkhart/3077/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/IMG_9638.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp;&nbsp; When I set off on the Faces &amp; Places tour to the&nbsp;Morton County Fair, I felt the welcome thrill of unknown territory. Okay, so I was traveling on highways through Kansas.&nbsp; But I was going out there. My uncle warned me, "Keep an eye on the gas gage. Don't want to get stuck between stations." We were headed to the High Plains. My kids automatically packed their red bandanas. I threw some extra sandwiches into the cooler. This was serious. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/Inner-Peace-Outside-of-Elkhart/3077/ Camping in Cimarron National Grassland http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/27/-Camping-in-Cimarron-National-Grassland/2701/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Grassland.jpeg'/><br/>Having just left the infamous Boot Hill Casino&nbsp;in Dodge City, our road trip took us to the southwestern corner of the state to Cimarron National Grasslands, one of 20 National Grasslands in the U.S.Knowing the route we wanted to take, the Grasslands seemed like a logical place to camp, despite not knowing much about them (or where to camp). Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/27/-Camping-in-Cimarron-National-Grassland/2701/ Kansas Sports Museum Tells Stories through Memorabilia http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/Kansas-Sports-Museum-Tells-Stories-through-Memorabilia/1678/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6766962461_d3d6ebb99d_b.jpg'/><br/>The great track star Glenn Cunningham nearly died in a fire that burned the young boy’s legs so badly they almost were amputated.&nbsp; Told he wouldn’t walk again, the seven-year-old endured a year of incredible pain exercising until he could stand on his own, then walk, and finally run. The Elkhart, Kan. native kept running, setting world records in the mile and 800 meters and winning a silver medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This and other inspiring stories about our state’s outstanding athletes, as well as an amazing display of original sports memorabilia, can be found at the Kansas Sports Museum in Newton. Thu, 02 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/Kansas-Sports-Museum-Tells-Stories-through-Memorabilia/1678/