Tag Archives: Kansas

Gage Park Carousel

Location:  Gage Park, near 10th & Gage.  The Carousel is towards the middle of the park by the pool. Cost:  At the time we visited, it was $1.50 per person per ride. Web site:  http://ks-shawneecountyparksandrec.civicplus.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/109 The Carousel in the Park … Continue reading

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Take a Ride on the Gage Park Mini Train!

Location:  Gage Park, 6th & Gage Blvd, Topeka. Cost:  $1.50 per passenger per ride Web site:  https://ks-shawneecountyparksandrec.civicplus.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/108 Like generations of children before them, my kids love the Gage Park Mini Train.  They perk up excitedly when they hear its whistle, and … Continue reading

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Wanamaker Chick-Fil-A Play Place

Location: 1625 SW Wanamaker Rd , NWC 17th and Wanamaker , Topeka , KS 66604 Cost:  Free, but you can always buy a sandwich Web site:   https://www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/KS/17th-and-Wanamaker This past Wednesday, Mom, Peanut, and I went to the newest and nicest … Continue reading

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Down and Dirty

Location:  Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 4400 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604 Cost:  Depends on when you register, ages of registrants, etc.  In 2018, it cost $81 for me, Sprout, and Peanut, and we signed up early enough to get … Continue reading

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Summer Care in Kansas City

As we hurtle through the spring semester, parents start planning their kids’ summer activities.  If you’re like us, you need full-day care so you and your partner can work; this limits the camp options in the Kansas City metro area.  … Continue reading

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BELL Comes to Kansas!

I am BEYOND EXCITED to share that the NFB’s BELL Program is finally coming to Kansas this year!  I’ve pasted the email I received regarding the program below. FROM THE MAILBAG: The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas is … Continue reading

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Urban Air

Location:  14401 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66223 Cost:  Pricey.  The amount you pay relates to the options you choose.  In my instance, I had a 5-yo, 8-yo, and an adult; I paid for two hours bounce time for the … Continue reading

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Tavern in the Village

Location:  3901 Prairie Lane, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Cost:  Varies, depending on what you order.  You can see menus at the Web site below.  They also have a $5 children’s menu that’s not included on the site (this includes their … Continue reading

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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas

From the mailbag . . . I am writing to ask for help! We have extended our deadline for Ms Wheelchair applicants this year, but we are having difficulty finding women who may be interested. Do you or your colleagues … Continue reading

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KSSB Summer Programs

This year was Peanut’s very first year at the Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB) summer school.  It was a three week program that ended this past Friday with a musical extravaganza, and I cannot recommend it enough.  Peanut … Continue reading

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