When people ask us where home is, we typically reply “here…at least for a night” to start the whole we live on the road conversation. However when they ask where we’re from we immediately say Lawrence, KS even though neither of us grew up there. It is important to note that we never simply say Kansas, we need to specify the exact city because Lawrence is not like the rest of Kansas.
In some regards it is the anomaly of Kansas since most of the state consists of small towns, farms, and a landscape that has been proven to be flatter than a pancake. Conversely Lawrence is a liberal oasis in a very red state that has a great music scene and plenty of activity. More importantly it is home to our alma mater, The University of Kansas, Free State Brewing and the birthplace of the sport of basketball.
Needless to say that after our St. Louis visit we were really excited to get back. Lawrence is always changing due to the flux of students that are coming and going but somehow the city manages to keep the same personality. It doesn’t take long to get back in the swing of things as we proved by rolling straight to a friends softball tailgate after a 6 hour dive across Missouri.
Over the course of the next 6 weeks were able to meet up with old friends, attend a wedding, take in an MLS game, celebrate a couple birthday’s and cross three great breweries off our “long overdue” list. Instead of writing a novel on our return home I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.
Parkville Micro Brew Fest (Parkville, MO)
Free State Brewing Co (Lawrence, KS)
Out and About
Tallgrass Brewing (Manhattan, KS)
Home Brewer’s Guild
Sporting KC game
Boulevard Brewing Tour (Kansas City, MO)
Blind Tiger Brewing (Topeka, KS)
Until next time Lawrence. Rock Chalk!