Category: Travel Tales

Colorado: Amache National Historic Site

I want to preface this post by noting that this is a topic that is not discussed enough. I don’t remember learning much about Japanese Interment Camps in school. I had to talk to the special collections librarian at my local library to find local information. These pictures are very pretty and now the landscape

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Spring Colors and New Beginnings

Spring is a time of growth and renewal. The world coming back to life after dark and gray winter days. Storms and building humidity break to give way to vibrant colors, budding trees, and sunny days. Step into brighter days with me. Let me know your favorite part of spring. I’ll see you in the

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Hiking JBK National Grasslands in 120MM Film

One of our favorite places to hike is the LBJ National Grasslands. It doesn’t show in the pictures but this hike was a bit crazy. When we arrived at the trailhead it was PACKED. Normally there are a handful of cars but rarely more than 10. This time, there were cars everywhere. Turns out, there

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Kansas: Fort Wallace Museum

Welcome back to Kansas! After visiting Mount Sunflower out in Wallace County Kansas, we stopped in for a visit at the Fort Wallace Museum. We have been to a rather large number small regional museums but this one takes the cake. We spent so longer wondering the galleries and the staff were great and answered

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Adventures with Bear

It has been a busy spring and I have not had as much time to write lately as I would like. While I get to writing, enjoy some of Bear’s adventures this spring. If you are interested in sharing more adventures with your own pups, check out my tips below! Traveling with Dogs Happy spring!

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Along the Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe trail stretches from Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The trail is almost 900 miles and crosses parts of five states. I have not traveled all along it’s length but I have been to a number of neat locations and I hope to visit more. Dodge City When those traveling the

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Ray Roberts Greenbelt Trailway

I love checking out local trails. This trail had actually been in rough condition for a while, according to reviews on AllTrails, but the reviews recently had gotten better so we decided to hike it. I will note that part of this trail is in a floodplain and so the trail conditions can change quickly

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Kansas: Mount Sunflower

To visit the highest point in the state of Oklahoma, Black Mesa Summit, we hiked 9 miles round trip. To visit the highest point in the state of Kansas, we drove right up to it. I will admit, it was a nice change. That being said, Mount Sunflower is in the middle of nowhere Wallace

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Kansas: El Quartelejo Museum

After visiting the Keystone Gallery and Historic Scott Lake State Park we headed to Scott City and visited the El Quartelejo Museum. This museum tells the history of the area surrounding Scott City – from prehistoric times to the present. The museum is free to visit and is open Tuesday through Saturday 1pm to 5pm.

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