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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
Back to Nature

Back to Nature

Kansas City is home to three botanical gardens. Kauffman Memorial Gardens may be the smallest, but it earns its place in the hearts of locals as one of the most beautiful places in the city, perfect for a stroll and photography. The gardens are FREE and open to the public. Something is always blooming, and the fountains make a beautiful centerpiece to the landmark. Powell Gardens is home to a beautiful island garden, rock wall garden, conservatory, Heartland Harvest Garden, Iris Hill and acres of trails overlooking beautiful flowers, plants and prairie.

Spring-Summer 2014
12 Waterfalls in the Midwest

12 Waterfalls in the Midwest

There is something magical and dreamy about exploring nature, hiking trails and discovering waterfalls. This is your guide to 12 waterfalls in the Midwest.

Spring-Summer 2014
Summer Adventure: Water Sports

Summer Adventure: Water Sports

This summer, take on a water adventure! Our local lakes are the place for water sports. Plunge to new depths, travel across the water at incredible speeds, learn new stunts and tricks and enjoy the wind through your hair as your family creates some wild and unforgettable memories.

Spring-Summer 2014
Camping Out for Adventure

Camping Out for Adventure

Missouri and Kansas have a multitude of camping opportunities in their state parks. They offer a variety from primitive camping sites to deluxe accommodations with nearly all the comforts of home. Some even have yurts to camp in. Whether you are a frequent or occasional camper, consider some of these parks for a getaway. Most places take reservations and include campsite descriptions.

Spring-Summer 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
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