The 12 Days of Kansas

It all started as sort of a joke. I mentioned to a group of travel writers that I was going to Kansas for 12 days. Someone quipped, “Oh, the 12 Days of Kansas. I wonder what you’ll get?”

Then someone else joined in singing a parody of “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Before I knew it, I was on Day Three in Leavenworth, Kansas, with the Three-Mile Creek Walking Trail.

And I decided it might be fun to tell my story of “The 12 Days of Kansas” with a nod to “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Here are the results.

I’ve taken some liberties with some numbers, which are significantly more than the number listed in many cases. For example, Rosewood Winery makes more than two dozen wines.

Kansas City Taco Trail

Kansas City is famous for its BBQ Trail but recently added a Taco Trail with over 50 participants. I’m sure they’ll be just as renowned for tacos soon.

Poviticas at Strawberry Hill Baking Company

At Strawberry Hill, they’ve been making them for three generations, after the family came to Kansas from Croatia.

Wilson Largest Czech Egg

Standing 20 feet tall, Wilson’s giant Czech Egg considered the largest globally, celebrates and honors the community’s Czech heritage.

The Big Kansas Road Trip

The Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT) is an annual four-day, three-county event that stretches beyond the travel brochure. It features the best of Kansas’ small towns.

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