Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Faces and Places Tour Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:21:06 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/ Sampling Lindsborg’s Swedish Heritage at the Svensk Hyllningsfest Smorgasbord http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/17/Sampling-Lindsborg-s-Swedish-Heritage-at-the-Svensk-Hyllningsfest-Smorgasbord/3083/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/IMG_0099.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp;&nbsp; I started to write about the history of Lindsborg's&nbsp;Svensk Hyllningsfest&nbsp;and how residents maintain strong ties to Sweden. Then I had a blogger tangent: I'm full of admiration for the dedicated young folk dancers, I wonder at the number of residents in traditional Swedish costume, and I really would like a Dala horse. There is just so much to say about this festival weekend, so much culture and community and laughter - too much, really, for a single blog. So, tonight, in the interest of deadlines, I'll stick with one of my favorite topics: festival food. Please, let me tell you about the smorgasbord experience. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/17/Sampling-Lindsborg-s-Swedish-Heritage-at-the-Svensk-Hyllningsfest-Smorgasbord/3083/ 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/ Kansas Faces & Places Tour: Medicine Lodge & McPherson http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Medicine-Lodge-McPherson/1182/ Our trip to the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant and McPherson Scottish Festival last weekend just reinforced the notion that the people in Kansas are truly some of the friendliest people around. ... 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 Atchison ... 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 ... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Fun-in-My-Backyard/1065/ Faces and Places Blog - Lecompton/Kansas City July 20, 2011 http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/25/Faces-and-Places-Blog---Lecompton-Kansas-City-July-20-2011/798/ The Faces and Places Tour Suburban took off on a hot day this past Monday with the ultimate destination of Kansas City, Kansas and a T-Bones baseball game.To beat the heat, our first stop was at Rees ... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/25/Faces-and-Places-Blog---Lecompton-Kansas-City-July-20-2011/798/