Category: Travel Tales

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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Central Kansas: Coronado Heights

Just a few miles outside of Lindsburg is Coronado Heights. This park has a castle and a ton of stone picnic tables. The day we visited it was too hot to picnic as the table don’t have shade but the view from the roof of the castle is fantastic, a 360° of the surrounding countryside.

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Central Kansas: Lindsborg

In the middle of Kansas is the small town Lindsborg, the Little Sweden of the US. It is small, charming little town with a wonderful main street full of art and Dala horses. When wondering the town make sure to spot all the Wild Dala horses. The real question is, what is a Dala horse?

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Hiking Dinosaur Valley State Park

This is the year for social distancing birthdays and Keltin’s is in August. For his special day he wanted a nice hike and decided on Dinosaur Valley State Park. I personally love Dinosaur Valley because I camped their often as a kid with my grandparents but had never hiked. This state park is worth hiking.

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