Teeny tiny world

This past weekend I took a trip of a different kind — into a micro world right off my patio. Saturday was cool and breezy and seemed like a good day to pull weeds between the patio bricks and around the patio before I moved plants out for the summer. A tiny seed pod Two... Continue Reading →

Road trip: Geary State Fishing Lake

If you're looking for an unexpected surprise, look no further than Geary State Fishing Lake in Geary County, Kansas. This lake is located 10 miles south of Junction City. Roadside, it appears quite ordinary, with a little sign pointing the way to the lake. But trust me, you're going to want to visit this 97-acre... Continue Reading →

Milford Lake + The Cove restaurant

Weekend road trip alert! If you haven't been to Milford Lake lately, this place is worth the visit and even has a tasty place to eat while you're there. Milford Lake is the largest lake in Kansas boasting 163 miles of shoreline, swimming beaches and a 14 public ramps. You can launch sailboats, boats or... Continue Reading →

10 tips for an old-school road trip

Recently, we took an impromptu road trip, which spanned three states in 14 hours. To be fair, the trio of states were in the northeast corner of Kansas. We managed to hit Kansas (of course, we live there), Nebraska and Missouri. Below are some of my tips for taking a memorable old-school road trip. OLYMPUS... Continue Reading →

Funeral Museum in St. Joseph, Mo.

Driving by a quiet funeral home in St. Joseph, Mo., you'd never expect there to be a hidden little museum, but that's exactly what is located in the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Sidenfaden Chapel, located at 3609 Fredrick Ave., in St. Joseph. On display in the museum is caskets, historical tools used by morticians and funeral homes, and... Continue Reading →

Tipping hotel housekeepers

Gratitude is so vital in this world we live in from taking time to thank the universe for another day to thanking everyone around you for their role in this beautiful world. This week I was on a business trip in Orlando, Florida, and each night before I went to bed I set aside time... Continue Reading →

Mound City, Kansas

Mound City, Kansas, is another true hidden gem located in Linn County. A quick history lesson about the town. It's the original origin of the term "Jayhawkers." The city's website states: "During the Civil war the members of the Seventh Kansas regiment, commanded by Col. C. R. Jennison, became known as "Jayhawkers," and probably from this... Continue Reading →

Mine Creek Battlefield

On my way to the small town of Pleasanton, Kansas, this past weekend, I found myself at another Kansas gem. Having lived in Kansas my entire life, I have never been to Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site. First, I'll talk about Plesanton. The City of Pleasanton was founded in 1869, according to their website after General... Continue Reading →

John Redmond

Phew! It's been a long while since I've blogged! The next several blog posts I'll be posting about Kansas and some hidden gems! Last week I found myself spending the evening after work at John Redmond Lake, which is near Burlington, Kansas. It is flanked by gorgeous Flint Hills and provides camping facilities, places to... Continue Reading →

The Little Melvern Caboose

If you have a train enthusiast in your life, Melvern, Kansas, is the place to be. Off the main street in Melvern, is located on Kansas 31 highway four miles north of Interstate 35 (exit 160) and three miles east of US 75. The caboose is located in Melvern Railroad Park,  where you'll also find the Atchison,... Continue Reading →

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