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4 Days Of Action Filled Wichita Attractions

We know that the picture doesn’t necessarily exemplify non-stop action, but it was one of my favorite captures. There is a good chance that the gorilla is wondering just how much fun he would have checking out some Wichita attractions. Now we didn’t have time to do everything available in Wichita, but we certainly tried to get a good taste of the flavor and vibe of the largest city in Kansas.Continue reading

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10 Miles Above the Trees on Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road is the name of the heavily traveled highway that passes through Rocky Mountain National Park. Aptly nicknamed “Highway to the Sky”, this oversized two lane road covers 48 miles between Estes Park and Grand Lake in Colorado. This road includes more than 10 miles of drive above the tree line (about 11,500 feet). This allows travelers a sweeping view of the mountain range surrounding them. Its highest point peaks at 12,183 feet above sea level, making this the highest road in any national park.Continue reading

The Salt Lake City caitol building sits in front of the wastch Mountain range.

South by Southwest – Rocky Mountain Road Trip Part 3

Our Rocky Mountain Road Trip had us leaving Yellowstone Park after just a couple of days. We felt as though we barely scratched the surface of what there is to see. We made a note to ourselves that there would have to be a return trip at some time in the future. For now we aimed our car South by Southwest toward Grand Teton National Park. The rolling hills welcomed us, as we barreled down the highway. Soon we caught our first glimpse of the majestic mountain range.Continue reading

The bright red caboose sits near the Chamber office for Tourism in downtown Lee's Summit, Missouri. This iconic landmark signals to visitors that they are on Third Street.

Who’s on Third? – A Day in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Recently we traveled across town to find the answer to the question of Who’s on Third? (Street) in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. One of the nice things about living in a large metropolitan city is visiting all of the diverse areas that can be found. Many towns and cities get swallowed up by annexation. While some struggle with an identity complex, others have embraced it. Many have learned to market their unique flavor. They use it to attract the tax dollars brought in by visitors from other parts of the metropolitan region. For us localized tourists, this is a win-win situation. We have plenty of great little neighborhoods to visit, which gives us a chance to soak up the local culture. Continue reading

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Topeka’s 10th Street – A Day Trip to Capitol City

One of our favorite day trip destinations from Kansas City, Kansas is the capitol of our state, Topeka. The population is about the same as our hometown, and it offers some nice attractions less than an hour away. Many times our visits have a simple itinerary located along Topeka’s 10th Street, which includes a couple of attractions, and lunch at restaurant nearby. Let us show you how to enjoy A Day Trip to Capitol City,  without spending a ton of money. Continue reading

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Yellowstone National Park – Rocky Mountain Trip Part 2

The morning we were to enter Yellowstone National Park was cloudy and cold, of course it was mid-September in the mountains. We made our way through the southern edge of Montana, and stopped in Silver Gate at the Log Cabin Cafe for a quick bite. There was a chance of precipitation in the forecast, but we were not about to let that dampen our spirits. With our hungers satisfied, we headed off toward the park entrance. Continue reading

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A Weekend in Omaha, Nebraska

In less than three hours you can drive from Kansas City to Omaha, Nebraska. Once there you will find a multitude of attractions, activities, and oddities to keep you occupied. We have made this trip on multiple occasions, and it seems that we always find plenty to keep us busy. This place makes for a wonderful three day weekend destination, and you can still get back home early enough on the Sunday to catch your breath. Continue reading

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Crossing the Plains – Rocky Mountain Trip Part 1

When you hear someone speak of great American road-trips a flood of images can run through your mind. Whether you prefer mountains, beaches or small town USA, all of these can be found on the road. This is our favorite way to travel, as it allows us to immerse ourselves in the scenery. While short trips are easiest to plan and execute, sometimes we feel the need for a long journey. Such was the case when we made our two week Rocky Mountain Road Trip.Continue reading