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North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan May 8th 2017

We finished off our time in Manhattan Kansas by meeting Melissa and Geoff at their house and then going to dinner with them. Our first stop was the combat air museum Topeka Kansas. Our second stop was at union station Kansas City Missouri.... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan October 10th 2015

Saturday was quite the day - not so much for sightseeing, but for spectating. And it was an all-Kansas day: I woke up in Kansas, drove around Kansas, and spent the night in Kansas. As I mentioned at the start of this trip, one of the primary reasons to go was to see my TCU Horned Frogs play some football in person. Last night was the first of those games. But before I left home, I found tickets to the Baylor-Kansas football game for $9 online, and I couldn't pass that up. One of my life-goals (because I hate the phrase "bucket list") is to visit all of the FBS football stadiums; what better way to visit than to attend a game? Plus, Baylor is reputed to be a good school (ranked #3 as of this ... read more
Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
They've got their chant at KU
I had pretty good seats for the Baylor-Kansas game

North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan September 15th 2015

I got a mid-morning start as I departed the Pine Grove RV Park in Greenwood NE for a week-long stay at the Tuttle Creek Cove Campground in Manhattan KS. I had selected Manhattan for my base camp because of its centralized location, unlike my circumstantial midpoint landing in Nebraska the previous week. I returned to Lincoln NE from Greenwood to head south on US 77. Near Beatrice NE, I made a stop at the Homestead National Monument of America. This National Park Service attraction is actually two separate facilities. A coin flip found me first visiting the Homestead Education Center which is the more artifact laden of the two. The Farm Implement Room has an awesome collection of well documented vintage agricultural equipment. One room of the center has an interesting exhibition of photographs of one-room ... read more
A Treadmill Powered The Washing Machine, A Goat Powered The Treadmill
My Brother And I Shelled A Lot Of Field Corn In A Rig Like This To Feed My Uncle’s Chickens – They Had No Children To Keep Us Entertained
Will “Ad Astra” Successfully Shoot Down The North Star? – Stay Tuned

North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan November 4th 2011

Dear friends and family, First and foremost I hope you and yours are happy, healthy, and having a great one. I am back in the US and have decided to dust off the old travel blog and provide everyone with a brief update of what I've been up to since my last, very outdated, post. This is just a preview and there will be more to come between now and Christmas, so be sure to subscribe if you haven't already. Warm Regards, Adam ... read more
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New Zealand
Australia

North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan December 11th 2010

Shelley Fritz, I feel like, in so many ways, I'm blessed to have a friend like you. Because no matter where we both are in this world, or where we'll end up, we will spiritually support one another through thick and thin...and feel like we're standing side by side, sharing a hug, laughing our heads off. And although we will be half way across the world at times in our lives, we'll still remain the closest of friends. I'm so excited to be able to share a life-long friendship with you. I know we'll both find great things in our lives, but it's even greater when we together can experience what this world has to offer. This'll be one heck of an adventure. ;-) P.S., Thanks again for the letter!... read more
Inside card

North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan November 15th 2010

Or that's what it feels like, anyway. I find it frustrating that I haven't had the time to really tell myself, "Hey Lindsay. I'm going to China in blah blah days. Isn't that exciting?" With my fifteen page research paper (on Fei Xiaotong), study abroad meetings (about Asia), the visa process (with half of it written in Mandarin Chinese), and about a billion other things, I've become so busy that even the subtle hints of "China" in my crazy day-to-day routine escaped me. Until today. I finally had the chance to actually sit down...and really contemplate about my trip. No, I didn't invite my meditation cushion or anything. But I did have quite a long and silent heart-to-heart conversation with myself. And it was then and there that I came to the realization of why I'm ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan October 27th 2010

So! As it turns out I don't need vaccinations for Japanese enciphilitis or rabies...which means other than the second round of Hep A and typhoid vaccs, I only need anti-malarial pills. That's great news to me. I'll take anything over needles! Well...that was a lie. haha. I actually wouldn't need anti-malarial vaccs if I wasn't planning on going to Vietnam and Thailand during my trip. But my itinerary is so flexible, and I honestly don't know where I'll end up. I do know I'm going to Lhasa, Tibet through an exursion the Chengdu university offers... Anyway, I decided on the pills, since I know I'll end up somewhere in southeast Asia. It's been on my bucket-list since I was seven, after all. Oh yeah! This Thursday will be a big day for me...exactly 2 months before ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan June 9th 2009

Well, here I am! I've started this as a test. I want to see how it works and what the layout is so that I can suggest it to my boss. He's getting ready to go on a trip and wants to keep everyone back home updated on his travels. Good idea, huh? So far this seems easy to use and to have a good layout. However, only time will tell...this is my first blog, of course. I've tried a couple others and they've not been so "user friendly". So far, the bonuses in this one are that it can be made private and (I think) it sends out a message when I add a blog so that my friends can check in. The down side does seem to be, if I want to edit it ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan January 3rd 2009

So it is currently 10:30 saturday morning January 3rd and I'm three days away from leaving the US for Monterrey, Mexico. I feel about 100 emotions running through me right now, excitment, nervousness, exhaustion, and utter delightment in knowing that I'm so close. Let's see what I can do with this Blog, in the way of videos, photos, maps and what not. ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Manhattan January 1st 2009

Just practicing uploading photos and stuff...don't get too excited.... read more




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