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Reuse It, Repurpose It & Restore It, Kansas City

Reuse It, Repurpose It & Restore It, Kansas City

One of the simplest and most fun ways to “go green” is to develop a habit of repurposing, restoring and reusing. These local places make it easier than ever before to reuse it, repurpose it and restore it!

April 2014
Trees, Trees, Terrific Trees

Trees, Trees, Terrific Trees

Arbor Day, celebrated this year on April 25, originated in Nebraska City, NE, on April 10, 1872, when J. Sterling Morton encouraged Nebraskans to plant trees and celebrate an awareness of their contribution to the environment. This April, you can enjoy these tree adventures…

April 2014
Hip Hangouts to Keep Little Hands & Feet Happily Busy

Hip Hangouts to Keep Little Hands & Feet Happily Busy

We are often reminded that they are only young once… and how true it is! These are just a few of the ways our family loves enjoying those early years of play, joy and discovery at some of our favorite Kansas City places.

Spring 2014
Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway

This is me on turn one going into the tunnel under the speedway. It was a beautiful day, but a little chilly. We enjoyed watching the Cup cars practice on Saturday morning prior to the Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300. Matt Kenseth won the Nationwide race on Saturday. It was a great race that featured some late race drama.

Fall-Winter 2013
Gnome Homes... in Kansas City

Gnome Homes... in Kansas City

Did you know that Gnome Homes are popping up around Kansas City? One family takes an adventure to discover the secret gnome (and fairy) homes in the trees in Overland Park.

Fall-Winter 2013
KC Sports By the Numbers

KC Sports By the Numbers

Celebrate Kansas City's sports with fan-favorite statistics.

Fall-Winter 2013
Fall Fossil Hunt

Fall Fossil Hunt

This time of year, people eagerly seek out the colorful foliage fall provides. While you enjoy the scenery, keep an eye out for fossils. The Midwest was once a sea, and the sediments at the bottom preserved many of these prehistoric creatures. Both Kansas and Missouri have abundant fossils, and I usually find at least one when out in nature.

Fall-Winter 2013
Adventure Awaits You at #KCParks

Adventure Awaits You at #KCParks

A fun-filled calendar of new adventures every day at Kansas City's parks!

Summer 2013
Black Hoof Park / Lake Lenexa

Black Hoof Park / Lake Lenexa

This week, we visited Black Hoof Park at Lake Lenexa. The 160-acre park with a 35-acre, deep-water Lake Lenexa, the park is scenic and perfect for a variety of interests - with trails for walking, hiking, or biking, a nice playground, and the centerpiece of the park - the 35-acre Lake Lenexa with a boat launch and fishing dock - this park brings nature to the suburbs. The park is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including deer, coyotes, red foxes, birds, butterflies, rattlesnakes, frogs and lizards.

Summer 2013
10 Waterfalls in Kansas City

10 Waterfalls in Kansas City

There is something magical and dreamy about exploring nature, hiking trails, and discovering waterfalls. This is your guide to TEN Waterfalls in the Kansas City area.

Summer 2013
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