Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - July 4th Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:29:51 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/ A Nice Drive in the Glacial Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/15/A-Nice-Drive-in-the-Glacial-Hills/1306/ A Buffalo Soldier monument in Fort Leavenworth initiated our recent trek up the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway. The monument pays tribute to the 9th&nbsp;&amp; 10th&nbsp;Cavalry Regiments. These groups of Black soldiers got their nickname in the Indian Wars. Native Americans said they were brave and fierce in battle - like the Buffalo. Since my son is a huge fan of the Civil War era Cavalry, this was a great way to start an historic and picturesque drive up the eastern edge of the state. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/15/A-Nice-Drive-in-the-Glacial-Hills/1306/