Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Osawatomie Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:19:25 GMT Jammin' in Osawatomie at the John Brown Jamboree http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/8/Jammin-in-Osawatomie-at-the-John-Brown-Jamboree/3047/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Logan.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp; My family and I recently took our first trip on the Kansas Tourism 2013 Faces and Places tour, visiting Osawatomie and filling our day with fun. It was a bright, beautiful early summer day when we loaded up the Faces and Places van and drove the picturesque backroads from Topeka. Much of our time was spent on smaller highways surrounded by farms and country houses, wheat waving and birds soaring. We knew we would need to make a couple stops in between and without a plan, so we just started driving. Part way through the trip, I decided we would stop in Overbrook at the Fieldstone Orchard to pick cherries. What a fun surprise for the kids! Now to decide: should we make jam or pie with all of those handpicked cherries? Next we stopped off at my grandma's house for a quick hello. It took us a little off course but she and her husband were so happy to see us and our van with its unique Kansas backdrops displayed around all four sides. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/8/Jammin-in-Osawatomie-at-the-John-Brown-Jamboree/3047/ Enjoy a movie under the stars: Kansas Drive-Ins are Alive and Going Strong http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Enjoy-a-movie-under-the-stars-Kansas-Drive-Ins-are-Alive-and-Going-Strong/3018/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Starlite.jpg'/><br/> With the arrival of spring in Kansas, the glow of a great tradition across the state rolls into our lives again: The Drive-In Movie.&nbsp; Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Enjoy-a-movie-under-the-stars-Kansas-Drive-Ins-are-Alive-and-Going-Strong/3018/ The Osawatomie Experience: a historic day-trip http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/The-Osawatomie-Experience-a-historic-day-trip/3016/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/170-800x532-.jpg'/><br/> Osawatomie is a great little Kansas day-trip full of history from a time when the state was new and people were passionate about their political positions. The town was a pivotal spot during the Bleeding Kansas fight for freedom. It stakes claim to being the place Kansans were first called "Jayhawkers" and is where the Kansas Republican party was founded. BUT, it is perhaps best known for its relation to the famous abolitionist, John Brown. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/The-Osawatomie-Experience-a-historic-day-trip/3016/ Frontier Military Byway – more than a military tour http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Frontier-Military-Byway-more-than-a-military-tour/941/ There are so many interesting places to visit along the Frontier Military Scenic Byway, you really need to plan a few days to catch it all. The byway takes you along the border area between Kansas ... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Frontier-Military-Byway-more-than-a-military-tour/941/