October 2019

Calling Kansas Explorers – Check Out Little Sweden USA

By |2020-01-24T12:02:17-06:00October 14th, 2019|Destinations, Guides, Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|

Too many travelers find Kansas to be just another "fly-over" state. To us, that term also refers to those that just cruise along I-70 on their way to some other place. What many of them do not realize is that by getting off of the interstate, they have an opportunity to enjoy a truly cultural experience. A great example of this is the city of Lindsborg, which sits less than 3 hours from Kansas City. Nicknamed "Little Sweden USA", this immigrant established city just begs to be explored. We want to thank Visit Lindsborg and all of the local businesses for their hospitality. [...]

Dinner and a Show Under The Stars

By |2019-12-24T22:21:57-06:00October 7th, 2019|Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|

For many of us married folk, dinner and a show is the makings of a great date night. Even when we are on a blogging excursion, we try to make sure our activities are good options for other couples or families. When we planned out our Lindsborg visit, they surprised us with the addition of an evening of drama under the stars. This was certainly an excellent way to spend time mingling with the locals.  We want to thank Visit Lindsborg and The Brickhouse Grill for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own. Puffy Pizza With an evening of outdoor entertainment [...]

September 2019

4 Steps For Success At Ol Stuga

By |2019-12-24T22:26:44-06:00September 30th, 2019|Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|

To this day, we are still amazed at how many fun stories we find in each new destination. A good example of this is Ol Stuga, in Lindsborg, Kansas. From the outside, it looks like just another bar and grill type place. Even the name, which is Swedish for Ale House, suggests that it is merely another tavern. It's the stories found inside that make this place unique. We dropped by and learned that this long-standing business has found the 4 steps for success. We want to thank Visit Lindsborg and Öl Stuga for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own. [...]

Delving Into History At The Old Mill Museum

By |2019-12-26T04:48:21-06:00September 23rd, 2019|Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|

One of the best things about visiting a new destination is the chance to immerse yourself in the history of the community. Lindsborg, Kansas has an interesting history tied to the Swedish immigrants who arrived here in the spring of 1869. Even today, around thirty percent of the local population can tie their lineage back to Swedish heritage. A visit to the Old Mill Museum and Heritage Square would find us delving into the history of "Little Sweden USA".   We want to thank Visit Lindsborg and the McPherson County Museum for their hospitality. Rest assured that all opinions are our own.  Old Mill [...]

First Tastes of Lindsborg – Farley’s Bar & Grill

By |2019-12-26T04:52:55-06:00September 16th, 2019|Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|

For our visit to Lindsborg, Kansas, we scheduled our arrival on a Friday evening. After driving for a couple of hours, we were really in the mood for dinner. Fortunately, there are plenty of good options located in "Little Sweden USA". As we scoped out the lay of the land, we decided to start right in the heart of the city. The main drag has a mix of businesses that include some unique eateries. It looked like we had found our first tastes of Lindsborg.   We want to thank Visit Lindsborg and Farley's Bar & Grill for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions [...]

Dala Horse History at Hemslojd

By |2019-12-26T04:57:39-06:00September 9th, 2019|Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|

Perhaps you have seen the little red horses and wondered where they come from. Many years ago, we traveled to Lindsborg, Kansas with our children. During this visit, we stopped at Hemslöjd to check out these fun looking figures. Fast forward to the present, and we once again found ourselves in this quaint Swedish city. This time we were traveling without kids, but that didn't stop us from making a return visit. On this trip, we would spend time learning more about the Dala horse history and why these iconic figures are so popular. We want to thank Visit Lindsborg and Hemslojd for [...]

Forging The Future At Blacksmith Coffee

By |2019-12-26T05:05:42-06:00September 2nd, 2019|Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|

We enjoy finding businesses that have re-purposed buildings but still retained a tie with the past. In Lindsborg, Kansas, we had an opportunity to enjoy a breakfast stop at Blacksmith Coffee. This homey city, referred to as "Little Sweden", was founded in 1869. In the early days, it was the task of blacksmiths to keep the wheels of commerce turning. These vital artisans worked in hot conditions, as they toiled away through the Kansas seasons. While the forges have grown cold in Lindsborg, we found that a new generation is forging the future at Blacksmith Coffee.   We want to thank Visit Lindsborg and [...]

July 2019

The Burger Stand at The Casbah – Delicious Lawrence Eats

By |2019-07-15T14:23:34-06:00July 26th, 2019|Destinations, Kansas City Vicinity, Lawrence, Midwest|

It feels like there is never enough time to do all the things we enjoy. For years, we have made quick trips to Lawrence, Kansas for a variety of reasons. Our daughter worked at the university for four years, which provided us with lots of exploring in this college city. These days, we make the occasional excursion from Kansas City, when a chance to see something different arises. One of their Final Friday art events looked interesting, so we headed out after work, to start our weekend with a little fun. During our visit, we picked The Burger Stand at The Casbah for [...]

March 2019

4 Fun Stops In Leavenworth, Kansas

By |2020-03-13T06:59:12-06:00March 8th, 2019|Daytrips, Guides, Kansas City Vicinity, Leavenworth|

Winter is one of our least favorite seasons. Sure the snow looks beautiful when it is newly fallen, but even that can become tedious with time. There comes a point that we just need to get out of town, even if only for the day. Fortunately, we have lots of great destinations nearby. A short jaunt would supply us with 4 fun stops in Leavenworth, Kansas. Lets see what we found on a cold winter day. We want to thank the local businesses for their hospitality. Rest assured that all opinions are our own. Picking 4 Fun Stops For us, the day is [...]

Taking a Spin at C. W. Parker Carousel Museum

By |2019-03-13T04:46:04-06:00March 1st, 2019|Kansas City Vicinity, Leavenworth|

Getting the opportunity to visit a place like the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is like returning to the wonder years of our youth. There is something magical about taking a spin on a merry-go-round. For many of us, it was our first amusement ride, and one that is not discriminatory of age. The bright lights, beautiful colors, and upbeat music make the appeal infectious. How many of you watch with anticipation, as you try to decide which seat will be perfect for your ride? We want to thank the C. W. Parker Carousel Museum for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our [...]

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