Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Junction City Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:19:04 GMT Seeing Kansas Outside my Comfort Zone http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/7/Seeing-Kansas-Outside-my-Comfort-Zone/3080/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/festival1.JPG'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp;&nbsp; So many times when I'm at a Faces &amp; Places event or traveling between festivals, I'm overcome by the shape of the landscape or the interest of a building. Instead of reaching for a camera, my personal tendency is always to reach for my notebook, ask some questions, have a seat on a bench, and &quot;take it all in.&quot; I am passionate about my home state, and I'm thrilled to promote the unique beauty and personality of Kansas. I'm also moved by the images that appear on the TravelKS Facebook timeline. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/7/Seeing-Kansas-Outside-my-Comfort-Zone/3080/ Looking for a Fight at Milford Lake http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/21/Looking-for-a-Fight-at-Milford-Lake/3032/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Wiper--Jimmy.JPG'/><br/> While working at a marina in college, I pulled out dead minnows from our live tanks and threw them off the dock every day. Usually, I'd watch the minnows float away to see carp and crappies come up to snatch an easy meal. One slow morning, a big fish appeared out of nowhere, grabbed a minnow, and was gone in a flash. I ran up to the marina to grab a hook and line. I dangled another dead minnow just off the dock and before I knew it, my line snapped by that same lightning-fast strike. Tue, 21 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/21/Looking-for-a-Fight-at-Milford-Lake/3032/ Kayaking the Kansas River http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Kayaking-the-Kansas-River-/3025/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/kayaking.jpeg'/><br/> My first experience on the Kansas River was in 2012-April to be exact-when I received a newsletter from a local outfit; the weekend forecast was "85 and Sunshine." With that one email and a hungry need for warm weather, my inaugural kayaking season would commence with a last minute float down the Kansas River. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Kayaking-the-Kansas-River-/3025/ Basking in the Beauty of the Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/Basking-in-the-Beauty-of-the-Flint-Hills/2281/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/FacesPlaces.jpeg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog I&rsquo;m sure you&rsquo;ve heard of the phrase &ldquo;Stop and smell the roses.&rdquo; For my latest trip on the Faces &amp; Places Tour, I did the Kansas version of that. I stopped and enjoyed the prairie. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/Basking-in-the-Beauty-of-the-Flint-Hills/2281/ An Irish Tribute in Junction City http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/An-Irish-Tribute-in-Junction-City/1774/ If you are looking for an Irish way to celebrate March, kick off the green season with a unique performance at the Junction City C.L. Hoover Opera House.The Kelly Band, a Kansas City based Celtic ... Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/An-Irish-Tribute-in-Junction-City/1774/ Win a women's weekend in the Kansas outdoors http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Win-a-women-s-weekend-in-the-Kansas-outdoors/1718/ Dust off the map, break out the fishing pole, and slip on your boots. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is gearing up for its annual “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” weekend, and you ... Thu, 09 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Win-a-women-s-weekend-in-the-Kansas-outdoors/1718/ Bald Eagle viewing in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/ As far as my bird watching experience goes, the most memorable experience I’ve had is being up close and personal with a falcon while visiting the United States Air Force Academy. Then, while aiding ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/ Munson Angus Farms Pumpkin Patch Reaps Old-Fashioned Fun http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Munson-Angus-Farms-Pumpkin-Patch-Reaps-Old-Fashioned-Fun/1230/ It was as if I returned to my roots when I visited Munson Angus Farms west of Junction City to experience their pumpkin patch. Reared on a Kansas farm where we also raised Angus cattle, I helped with ... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Munson-Angus-Farms-Pumpkin-Patch-Reaps-Old-Fashioned-Fun/1230/ Milford Lake's All-season Fishing http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/6/Milford-Lake-s-All-season-Fishing/325/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Milford-Wiper.jpeg'/><br/>It was November 27 and it was cold; a perfect morning for pheasant or duck hunting, and as much as I love to hunt birds, you would have assumed I was visiting Geary County to do just that. But I wasn’t. Bundled in my cold-weather bibs and parka, I turned the key and the outboard motor rumbled to life as my friend back the boat trailer down the Wakefield ramp on Milford Lake. Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/6/Milford-Lake-s-All-season-Fishing/325/