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A Day On The Farm At Deanna Rose Farmstead

Our children are fully grown, so we now have the pleasure of enjoying kid’s appropriate attractions with our grand-kids. Recently, we took them to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead located at 13800 Switzer, in Overland Park, Kansas. Crystal has had the pleasure of visiting this unique site in the past, but this would be my first experience. The night before had been a rain-out, but on this day it was just cloudy. That actually made it not too bad for an August day.Continue reading

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What Is An Instameet?

We recently were invited by Travel Kansas and Visit KCK to participate in our first Instameet. Yeah, we had never heard of it before, either. A little Google searching, and we discovered that it is an event designed to showcase the sights and attractions of a specific region or area. Hmm, sounded very interesting. Now the fact that the area to be highlighted was KCK made it a no-brainer. Of course we would participate.Continue reading

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Chilling On A Hot Evening At First Friday Artwalk

The First Friday Artwalk has become an extremely popular event in the Kansas City metro. We went in July, and even though the temperature was hovering in the 90’s, it didn’t slow down the foot traffic. We like to arrive toward the beginning of the event, as it is a little easier to find parking. Of course, these days the streetcar allows visitors to park in other areas of the city and ride to the Crossroads District.Continue reading

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Brush With Fame In The 1859 Jail

Some tourist attractions are easy to spot. They may have bright colors, attention grabbing signage or even one of those costumed characters waving you down. Then there are those places that blend so well into their surroundings that you may never know they exist. This is the case of the 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home, which is located at 217 N. Main St. in downtown Independence, Missouri.Continue reading