One night after a conference organized dinner, I offered to walk any interested attendees (all out of towners and all but three were from out of state) from Old Town back to the Drury Hotel Broadview, stopping at some spots along the way for photos and/or drinks. It reminded me how infrequently I go out for drinks these days in downtown Wichita! Here are a couple of photos I took on the walk back. Wing mural is @pumphousewichita and beer flight @nortonsbrewing #MTJAinICT #visitwichita #wichita #kansas #noplacelikeKS #ictdining
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"The personality of our Kansas population is front and center. People are kind and inviting, their passions on full display and the history of our heritage is put at the forefront."
Our family had SO MUCH fun at the State Fair opening weekend. Check out our pics and my guest blog over on @choosewichita for more about our experience and how our Fair shows off the best of our area! 💕 #RelentlesslyOriginal #NoPlaceLikeKS
I finally got to hear more about the #Horizontes mural project, from one of the lead organizers Armando Minjarez. It’s the largest mural in North America painted by a single artist, Colombian street artist GLeo; she completed it in about 3 months. You can’t get very close because it’s on a grain elevator surrounded by active train tracks. They are working on a viewing platform that the public can use.
Swipe for some additional art we came across while exploring Wichita last week.
This was the one partially rainy day we had during the Midwest Travel Journalists Association meeting but luckily we were spending our afternoon inside at a couple of craft breweries. #MTJAinICT #visitwichita #wichita #kansas #noplacelikeKS #publicart #grainelevator #horizontesmural #horizontesproject
The Flint Hills tour that followed the Midwest Travel Journalists Association meeting in Wichita ended today. One of several highlights was a sunset ride through tallgrass prairie with Flying W Ranch. I had a great time learning more about this section of Kansas — the largest remaining intact tallgrass prairie left in North America — and being a part of this tour that introduced the area to folks from Minneapolis, St. Louis and Tucson. #MTJAinICT #noplacelikeks #kansas #flinthills
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Cinder & Smoke at Dockum, the speakeasy in the lower level of the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Wichita. It’s in a former bank building and it’s name honors the Dockum Drug Store that was in the same block and where the nation’s first organized lunch counter sit-in happened on July 19, 1958. #MTJAinICT #visitwichita #noplacelikeKS #wichita #kansas #blowtorch
Shot this yesterday evening with @winstons_adventures_ out at Heritage Park in Olathe. I did a quick edit with Lightroom on my phone last night. We’re heading to Grinter Farm this evening for sunset shots. Wanna come along?
Thursday the 12th brought a beautiful sunset that became a Nautical Hour sunset as the glow lingered for almost an hour after sunset. This was near the beginning of the sunset taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with 7-14mm f2.8 Pro lens. I made a single exposure at 1/100 f5 iso200 7mm with cloudy white balance from the dock of one of the small ponds on the property. I love the park like setting. Our second son was recently married on this spot. I never tire of the views. From here I went to the large pond to make some panoramas. By the way this is very close to out of camera. The unusual pink color filled the sky from horizon to horizon. Might share more later. @getolympus #Kansas #kansasphotos #travel #kansasmag #noplacelikeks #midwestmoment #sunset #reflectedlight
“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.” Henry Rollins
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This weekend, I spent time with the community of Stockton, Kansas at their car show held at Webster State Park 🚘 I performed a live painting capturing some antique cars against the background of the lake and it was auctioned off to benefit OK Kids Day, a free program at Webster State Park to engage kids through nature and outdoor activities.
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Extra, extra, read all about it! The wait is almost over. The Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park is opening Oct 12th! Learn more about reservations at the link in our bio! #noplacelikeks
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Fifth generation farmer George Hoff of Olathe, Kansas, decided to branch out and opened a vineyard and winery in 2007. Stone Pillar is named for stone pillars around farm. #noplacelikeks
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Scrabble Night in The Nest! Jas and I are officially going for the most #instagramworthy treehouse in Kansas. Who’s down for a game night?!