Thursday Travel Tails - Kansas

Hi everybody and welcome to Travel Tails!!
This week, we are going to visit one of our most favorite states, Kansas!! We know, bunches of you out there may think Kansas is all cornfields and farms. Although there is lots of farmland, there are also rolling green hills, cool rocks, lots of trees and streams.
Best of all??
They have BUNNIES!!! 

Before we start showing you everything we saw in Kansas, we have a few Kansas/Blogville trivia questions for you. Write your answers down, and we will give you the answers at the end of the post!

he first part of the question is...

Which Blogville residents live in the Little Apple??

Also, there is  another other famous Blogville pack that lives in Kansas, can you name them??
For EXTRA points, can you name the Angel Lhasa Blogville Resident that ALSO use to reside in Kansas before he had to go to the Bridge??

Now...Let's get to the good stuff!!
Today we'll start with the hotel!
We stayed at the La Quinta in Salinas, Kansas for this visit and it was a nice LQ!
Mama here, the LQ in Salinas, was easily accessible from I-70. At the time we stayed there (June 2016) it was pretty new. They had clean rooms (not stinky), friendly staff and working(and clean) laundry facilities. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is right next door to a McDonalds (which can be good or bad :-). We give this LQ 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The rooms were comfy,  and Arty perfected his pillow snuggling skills while we were there.

We walked around the hotel and admired the flowers..

I think it's this way back to the room Mama!
(Bet you didn't know I could point!)

When we got back to the room, I fell asleep as soon as my body hit the pillows!

Kansas had the best Rest Areas out of all the states we visited (in our opinion), each one was like a little park!
Mama here, I just loved the Rest Areas.  Most of them were in park settings with paths to walk the pups on. All were clean, well lit and safe!

Thank goodness they were too, because the road can get pretty boring!!

One rest area was FULL of bunnies!!

If only we could trust Mama off of her string, maybe we would have caught one!!

Of course we took the time ask life's most important questions...

There were beautiful streams...

...and yes, even a few corn fields!

After awhile it was hard to tell the scenery apart from the Rest Areas!!


 Bridge trolls to hunt for...

 More pretty streams

 ...and what's that???

 ...a beautiful farmhouse!!

 We have to say, the scenery in Kansas was just beautimous!!
 Mama took a few "scenic drives" off the highway.

 We saw pretty clover....

 Horse farms...

 Even a couple of haunted houses!!

 Lots of hay....

 ...and even some oil rigs!!

Mama made up for some of the long "scenic route" driving with a french fry or two!

 Check out the rolling hills!! Aren't they pretty??!!

There were lots of beautiful stone fences!!

 How interesting....I wonder why they wanted to abolish the 
open range??? Where the Kansas Deer and Antelope play now???

 We even saw the world's largest Van Gough painting!!

We really enjoyed Kansas, and Mama says there is so much more we didn't get to see.
Maybe one day we will get to go back!!!

Now for the answers to our Kansas Trivia Questions!

Did you guess which Blogville residents live in the "Little Apple"?? 
If you guessed Sibes, Cammie and Maggie of the Ao4, you guessed right!!

The other pack living in Kansas are also Sibes and are
Ciara and Lightning!!

Give yourself extra points if you knew that Angel Tank also came from Kansas.... 

Thanks so much for joining us for Travel Tails this week.
Tune is next week when we share Missouri and Illinois!


MilitaryPugWife said...

Love this! I don't know if you've hit up my state yet...

Bouncing Bertie said...

That was a wonderful tour. Thank you so much for showing different sides to Kansas. And not a grain silo in sight!
Looking forward to reading about Missouri and Illinois.
Toodle pip!

Molly and Mackie said...

Kansas is just gorgeous and we did know that Cammie and Maggie and Ciara and Lightning lived there☺ Bummer that you didn't get to catch a bunny or two.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Kansas is not a state I have been too, it looks beautiful!

Mark Muller said...

the farm house is super beautiful!!! I thin Ciara and Lightning live there... and also Diva Shasta... oh and Dorothy and her pup löived once there before her crib flew away to that magic land...

Sandra said...

wow on the biggest painting ever... and that red brick road should have been painted yellow and you could say we are not in Kansas any more.. I love that perfect point and the pillow snuggling made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.. I had no idea all this is in Kansas, all I have seen is the nothing ness along the interstate.

Christmas & Robin said...

Wowee, that looks like fun!

Casey said...

Abolishing the open range was to protect private property owners like farmers and sheep-herders. They fought a lot with cattle ranchers, who preferred big open spaces for their herds to graze through and to drive them to market. What a fun drive that was! Momma told us Kansas was just flat, but then we learned from Cam and Maggie (and Dave and Zim) that it has an ocean, and now we see all its hills and scenery!

stellaroselong said...

Mary Ann will enjoy this post a lot since she lives in Kansas. We have one of those stone walls all around our house. Cool pics. stella rose

Idaho PugRanch said...

Kansas is very beautiful!!! we guessed the first two but did not know the Angel Tank
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Two French Bulldogs said...

Don't you just love adventures with the peeps!!
Lily & Edward

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

we are so happy you loved our state so much. If you had come just a little farther east, you would have seen our city too. Tank lived very close to us. And Shasta and Angel Shiloh live near us too. The AO4 are so lucky because they get to go to the Kansas Ocean. And if anyone remembers Nora B. Webster, she lives near us too. It's a great place for us puppers to live:)

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Augie said...

Just goes to show there's beauty all around if you just look for it... even in Kansas. I need that reminder sometimes! Wish we could have met up with you somewhere!!! Kathy

Kinley Westie said...

Looks like fun! I's never been anywhere cept Ohio and Texas - well, so far!

The Army of Four said...

Isn't Kansas awesome!??! We're so glad we have time to catch up and to read this post today!
Mom said clean rest stops are very important -- we say the BUNNIES are!!!
We sure wish we could have met up with you on your way through!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher