Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Oakdale Park Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:06:46 GMT Blog Post: Oz The Great and Powerful movie http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/12/Blog-Post-Oz-The-Great-and-Powerful-movie-/3011/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/standard_oz.jpg'/><br/> Magical. I know it sounds obvious but that simply is the best word to describe the movie Oz The Great and Powerful that premiered last weekend. The new movie that is the prequel to The Wizard of Oz, a cinema masterpiece of its time, provided the perfect date night with Hubby, who grew up watching the beloved classic, based on L. Frank Baum's novel, every year on television with his family. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/12/Blog-Post-Oz-The-Great-and-Powerful-movie-/3011/ The Art of Enjoying Salina http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/The-Art-of-Enjoying-Salina/2633/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Salina-Fun.jpeg'/><br/> What do you do with an old public wading pool after its usefulness has waned?If you are the folks in Salina, you turn it into a patchwork quilt pattern that can be seen from space. The bright colored design provided a unique place for my two boys to run, run, run&hellip; on a recent visit to Oakdale Park in that city. It was our first taste of the public art woven into the landscape throughout town.When I was younger, my knowledge of Salina was limited to the Bosselman truck stop and the Bicentennial Center. (It had something to do with college days and a Big 8 basketball tournament - - don&rsquo;t ask). While both are quite nice, I had no idea that the area was home to a vibrant arts scene that creates a fun experience for families. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/The-Art-of-Enjoying-Salina/2633/