Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Salina Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:50:30 GMT Leadsled Spectacular Takes Over Salina http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Leadsled-Spectacular-Takes-Over-Salina/3059/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/CarShow.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp; I will begin my coverage of the&nbsp;Kustom Kemps of America Leadsled Spectacular&nbsp;in Salina&nbsp;by disclosing the following: I know nothing about cars. I don't know differences in engines, insides, interiors or tire sizes. My experience was solely based on pretty paint jobs, shiny colors, perfect chrome bumpers and car shapes. My husband even called me out with his "you're only taking pictures of the colors you like." Oh no no, that is not true. Well, I guess it had a little to do with it. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Leadsled-Spectacular-Takes-Over-Salina/3059/ Humboldt’s Combine Demolition Derby A Smash Hit http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Humboldt-s-Combine-Demolition-Derby-A-Smash-Hit/2656/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Humboldt-Combine-Derby-hit-main.jpeg'/><br/> As sparks flew, the hits just kept on coming at the Combine Demolition Derby on a Saturday night in early September. Yes, you read it right&hellip;a demolition derby featuring COMBINES, the farm harvesters that typically peacefully gather in grain. At the Humboldt Speedway, these massive farm machines revved their engines and charged header-first, crashing into each other with a loud bang as metal crunched, the rear tires of both combines lifted off the ground and the drivers jolted in their seats. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Humboldt-s-Combine-Demolition-Derby-A-Smash-Hit/2656/ 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/ Top 10 Favorite Things at Salina’s Smoky Hill River Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/19/Top-10-Favorite-Things-at-Salina-s-Smoky-Hill-River-Festival-/2194/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Smoky-Hill-River-Fest-food-court1.jpeg'/><br/>Tapping my toes and nodding my head to the sounds of salsa, jazz, rock and Latin music, I spent a good part of this June afternoon sipping sweet tea under the shade of a huge oak tree during the Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina. As I reached to admire my newly-purchased treasure – a sculptured container designed from cream, brown and green handmade paper – that I found at the craft show, drums and other hand percussion instruments begin beating an energetic rhythm nearby, beckoning me to get up and dance. Ahhh, this is the life! Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/19/Top-10-Favorite-Things-at-Salina-s-Smoky-Hill-River-Festival-/2194/ An Irish Tribute in Junction City http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/An-Irish-Tribute-in-Junction-City/1774/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/theater2.jpeg'/><br/>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.&nbsp; Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/An-Irish-Tribute-in-Junction-City/1774/ It IS an adventure: Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/It-IS-an-adventure-Rolling-Hills-Wildlife-Adventure/1124/ Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, west of Salina, is a unique combination of zoo and museum that gives you an up close and personal look at rare and endangered species. The facility started with one man’s mission to house unusual animals and provide education to the local community. It has grown to a large wildlife “experience” with conservation programs and a menagerie of animals you probably won’t see in most local zoos. It is a great day-trip, or if you are just passing through Kansas on I-70, it is close enough to the highway to make an easy detour if you have a few hours to spare. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/It-IS-an-adventure-Rolling-Hills-Wildlife-Adventure/1124/ Kansas Faces & Places Tour: Good Times in Wichita and Salina http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Good-Times-in-Wichita-and-Salina/650/ Last weekend my husband, Chris, and I were part of the Kansas Faces &amp; Places “Roadies” crew. We started at the Wichita Riverfest, then traveled to the Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina. Sat, 18 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Good-Times-in-Wichita-and-Salina/650/