Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Hays Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:01:07 GMT 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/ Tuscan Décor, Sunset Provide Romantic Setting at Rooftops in Hays http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/4/Tuscan-D-cor-Sunset-Provide-Romantic-Setting-at-Rooftops-in-Hays/2721/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Fried-Cheesecake.jpg'/><br/> Ahh! Romance is in the air! On the top floor of what was built as an elaborate hotel over 80 years ago, Hubby and I celebrated our anniversary in the comfort of old world ... Thu, 04 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/4/Tuscan-D-cor-Sunset-Provide-Romantic-Setting-at-Rooftops-in-Hays/2721/ Humboldt’s Combine Demolition Derby A Smash Hit http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Humboldt-s-Combine-Demolition-Derby-A-Smash-Hit/2656/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Humboldt-Combine-Derby-hit-main.jpeg'/><br/> As sparks flew, the hits just kept on coming at the Combine Demolition Derby on a Saturday night in early September. Yes, you read it right&hellip;a demolition derby featuring COMBINES, the farm harvesters that typically peacefully gather in grain. At the Humboldt Speedway, these massive farm machines revved their engines and charged header-first, crashing into each other with a loud bang as metal crunched, the rear tires of both combines lifted off the ground and the drivers jolted in their seats. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Humboldt-s-Combine-Demolition-Derby-A-Smash-Hit/2656/ Gutch’s Bar and Grill Scores With Wood-Fired Pizzas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/6/Gutch-s-Bar-and-Grill-Scores-With-Wood-Fired-Pizzas/1207/ Whether or not it’s a game day, the specialty pizzas at Gutch’s Bar and Grill are scoring big in Hays. In fact, they have a large fan following as the Gutch’s team is well-known for throwing together ... Thu, 06 Oct 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/6/Gutch-s-Bar-and-Grill-Scores-With-Wood-Fired-Pizzas/1207/ Sea Monsters in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/16/Sea-Monsters-in-Kansas/139/ &nbsp; The story told at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, proves the flatlands of Western Kansas were once one of the most exciting places on earth. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/16/Sea-Monsters-in-Kansas/139/