Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Milford Lake Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:41:23 GMT Nelson's Landing Serves Local Sports History With Pie on the Side http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/19/Nelson-s-Landing-Serves-Local-Sports-History-With-Pie-on-the-Side/3041/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/08--COVER--chicken-fried-steak.jpg'/><br/> On a recent road trip around the north end of&nbsp;Tuttle Creek Reservoir&nbsp;and part of&nbsp;Milford Lake, we drove into the community of Leonardville, a town of less than 500 people, situated between the north ends of the two nearby lakes. As we entered town, we drove past the &quot;Welcome to Leonardville&quot; sign, which boasted &quot;Home of Jordy Nelson, Super Bowl XLV.&quot; Nelson earned All-American honors as a wide receiver at Kansas State University, was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft&nbsp; and as of this writing, plays for the Green Bay Packers.&nbsp; Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/19/Nelson-s-Landing-Serves-Local-Sports-History-With-Pie-on-the-Side/3041/ 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/ A Bucket List of Golf Courses in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/A-Bucket-List-of-Golf-Courses-in-Kansas/2481/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Alvamar-Members-Course-3.jpeg'/><br/> A novice golfer, I decided to create a bucket list of some of the best public golf courses in Kansas. I questioned two of my avid golf friends who regularly travel distances in search of a ... Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/A-Bucket-List-of-Golf-Courses-in-Kansas/2481/ Catching a glimpse at the Kansas Birding Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/Catching-a-glimpse-at-the-Kansas-Birding-Festival/1973/ I’ve never been birding in Kansas but it’s safe to say I’d be selling my experience as a Kansan short if I didn’t. Our state can be one of the most opportunistic places to see rare species ... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/Catching-a-glimpse-at-the-Kansas-Birding-Festival/1973/ Adventure Racing at Milford Lake http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/Adventure-Racing-at-Milford-Lake/1876/ I have officially added Adventure Racing to my Kansas Bucket List! Just watching these weekend warriors start the Thumper Race near Milford Lake earlier this March, was enough to spark my enthusiasm ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/Adventure-Racing-at-Milford-Lake/1876/ Bald Eagle viewing in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6801607027_4330146db5_b.jpg'/><br/>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 in a story on birding weekends in Great Bend for KANSAS! magazine, I was intrigued to learn what prime real estate Kansas has for witnessing various migratory birds, but none more special then the bald eagle. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/ 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/