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Sunflower State Tours | Tri-County Cemetery Tour

What place are people dying to get into? What place holds the most secrets that only the living can tell? Cemeteries are one of the most fascinating places to visit. The stories that they hold number in the millions.

*Trip price includes lunch.*

This tour will b on Saturday, June 23. We will pickup at 10:00 am at Wyldwood Cellars Winery Outlet at 22936 Grapevine Road outside of Paxico, off of Exit #333 on Interstate 70. We will return you to your cars at the winery at 2:30 pm.

On this tour, you will visit 4 cemeteries in 3 counties. These will include Maple Hill, Uniontown, Louis Vieux, and Cholera cemeteries. Depending on the time, there might be holders of the stories telling us the lives of the ones no longer above ground.

We will stop for lunch at Fulmer’s Kansas Premium Meats and Eatery in Belvue, KS.

— Read on www.sunflowerstatetours.org/product-page/tri-county-cemetery-tour


Florida school shooting survivor David Hogg: ‘We’re children’

David Hogg is 17 and a survivor of one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history — and he’s letting lawmakers know he wants action.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/15/were-children-you-guys-adults-shooting-survivor-17-calls-out-lawmakers/341002002/

It’s sad that a teenager has to be a voice of reason and tell positions to work together. Politicians need to work together in the best interest of the people and not the lobby’s! I am in favor of voting career politicians and putting term limits in place at every level of government.

JFK Documents Open 

CNN released an article by Jeremy Diamond and Kevin Liptak about President Trump releasing many of the Kennedy files. Some of the documents will not be released as to not affect any current foreign relations and things like that.  They will not all be released at one time. The documents are to be reviewed by Historians and other experts based on national security. 

I am interested in seeing how foreign policy from the 1960’s could still affect relations today. 

Restaurants in Council Grove, KS

Only In Your State published an article about the restaurants. Council Grove is a small town but lots of character. It is your typical middle America small town. Walking/hiking trails with waterfalls. It is also a very historic town with ties to bleeding Kansas and the American civil war.

Amelia Earhart Survived?! 

Photo provided by: Wikipedia

Kansas City Star published an article about a photo that has surfaced from the National Archive that could possibly be of  Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. This could be huge! If there is photo from after they “crashed” in the Pacific Ocean who knows how much more information they could have. Or maybe it could just be one of those things the archive did not what they had until now. 

It is not very often a person from a small town in the Midwest (by New York standards) could be such an iconic figure in history. Even if it is 80 years later. Amelia Earhart in my opinion is a great role model for young women and people everywhere. She helped break gender bearers for flying as well as every industry.  Flying solo back then was a major milestone given the technology they had back then.  Planes were not loaded with the best technology. Look at planes today, planes still disappear today and many, if not all planes are connected to GPS or other satellite equipment.    

There are two leading theories about what happened to Amelia and Fred’s plane.  The more main stream theory is that the plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean and it is a matter of time before their plane is found on the bottom of the ocean with them inside or around the plane. The second leading theory is that they crash landed on some islands and were taken hostage by the Japanese in the years leading up to World War 2.  And that is  where the History Channel documentary and the new photo creates all this excitement. The possibility that they both survived even for a short time could rewrite history books.  

 The History Channel has a documentary airing Sunday July 9, 2017 at 8 pm central time. The History Channel also posted a bunch of publicity for the show.  If you are interested in the mystery tune in! If you are new to the mystery or to Amelia. Tune In! Biography.com posted a short documentary about Amelia Earhart.  There is so much information that could be written about her it would be quicker to watch the video than try to cram a bunch of biographies about her into one blog post. Biography.com

A good place for more information about Amelia visit her museum: Amelia Earhart Museum.  It is located in Atchison, Ks. It’s a fun museum. I have not been there since I was about 7-8 years old but it’s worth the trip. 

Brad Meltzer wrote a kids book about Amelia Earhart. I have not read it yet but plan on getting this for my daughter when she is old enough to enjoy story time. I think these are good books to help kids realize it does. It does not matter if you are male, female, black, white, Asian, etc…… to do great things.