Category: Travel Tales

Hiking Ray Roberts State Park

On a rather dreary and wet morning Keltin and I got ready to head to Ray Roberts State Park to hike. Due to the current pandemic all day passes have to be purchased in advance and we didn’t want to waste the pass. Hoping the weather apps hadn’t lead us astray we set off for

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Central Kansas In Review

This trip to Kansas was so much fun. It allowed us to visit a portion of the state that we hadn’t seen much of before. Kansas Cities: Lindsborg Marquette Kansas Sightseeing: Introduction Carriage Crossing Cosmosphere Mushroom Rock State Park Coronado Heights Kansas Motorcycle Museum Road Trip Home: Part I Part II Part III There are

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Central Kansas: Road Trip Part III

This stop on the road trip wasn’t actually in Kansas but in Oklahoma. We stopped at Pops in Arcadia, Oklahoma off of Route 66. If you can imagine a soda flavor, they have it. Keltin and I aren’t big soda drinkers but we couldn’t resist creating our own six pack of interesting flavors. At night

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Central Kansas: Road Trip Part II

After leaving Andale we headed south towards Wichita, Kansas with a particular goal in mind – to visit the Keeper of the Plains. This magnificent statue stands at the joining to the Little and Big Arkansas rivers. In the evening this massive statue is ringed in fire, we unfortunately did not get to see the

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Central Kansas: Road Trip Part I

Keltin and I had had a ton of fun exploring central Kansas but we wanted a few more adventures before getting home. Between a United States road atlas and a copy of The Kansas Guidebook 2 we mapped out our route home with some fun stops along the way. A GPS maybe able to tell

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Central Kansas: Exploring Marquette

The volunteer who told us all the wonderful stories at the Kansas Motorcycle Museum suggested that we check out some other places in town after leaving the museum. One place he suggested was the Smoky Valley Distillery, it was past five though and we were unable to visit but it is on the list for

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Central Kansas: Kansas Motorcycle Museum

I will admit up front that I’m not a big motorcycle fan. I think it in part stems from having questionable coordination and having fears of crashing. On the other hand Keltin enjoys them and hopes to his license one day. On the way back from Mushroom Rock State Park we stopped by the Kansas

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Central Kansas: Mushroom Rock State Park

Last year when we were in Fredericksburg Keltin and I visited Old Tunnel State Park and I thought that state park was tiny, man, was I wrong. As it turns out Mushroom Rock State Park in Kansas is smaller. This tiny state park is only 5 acres and free to visit. There is no really

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Close to Home: Parr Park Rock Art Trail

In the B.C. era of 2020 I began a Close to Home series looking at all those interesting places right around that we normally miss on the way to adventures in far away places. I had heard about this rock art trail but hadn’t visited. Keltin came across it while out running on a new

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Central Kansas: Carriage Crossing

If you want to know what sparked this most recent trip to Kansas it was the lure of the cinnamon rolls served at Carriage Crossing in Yoder, Kansas. As much of a myth a face sized cinnamon rolls may seem, these aren’t. What they are is delicious. I didn’t even order my own, I snagged

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