Kansas Explorer Club members often choose quests, or a theme travel goal, that will encourage them to explore places in the state they've never been. Kansas Explorer #1020 Larry Woydziak inspired us with his goal to bowl in every county and after that all sorts of quest ideas sprouted.
If you're a Kansas Explorer Club member and want to declare a quest or report your progress, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Bill "Burger Man" Bunyan with fellow Quester Elaine Miller. Bill has completed three quests, eating a hamburger and a steak in every county and with his wife, Susan, has visited every courthouse. Elaine and her husband Greg have visited every courthouse in the state too.|
KE #1030 Bill "Burger Man" Bunyan was inspired by Larry's journey and decided to eat a hamburger in every county! Since his cholesterol didn't get him on this quest, he went on to eat a steak in every county and completed his tour of the state by eating his final steak at Big Ed's in Bird City. 2010
In 1994, KE's #1587 Charles & Ina Kay Zimmerman decided to not only visit every incorporated city in Kansas but even ghost towns and beyond. The April 2007 Explorer newsletter reports that they finished their quest after visiting 1,550 towns! That would be the 627 incorporated cities in Kansas and 923 former towns. They also took pictures of as many Methodist churches as possible!
KE #4707 Eddie McLiney, Kansas City, MO, completed his quest of finding a geo cache in every county! 2009.
KE's #2696 Greg and Elaine Miller of Wamego completed their quest to visit every courthouse in Kansas! 2010.
KE's #2323 Bill and Eleanor Miller, Topeka, completed their quest to visit every courthouse in Kansas, too! 2010.
KE #54 Gene Merry, Burlington, completed his quest to drive every mile of every state, federal, and interstate road in Kansas! 2010.
KE #2013 Larry Hornbaker is driving at least 25 miles of dare-to-do-dirt roads in every county.
KE #4994 Nikol Lohr and family are going to eat pie in every county! If you want to recommend a terrific pie stop in your county, contact her at email@example.com.
KE #3783 Joyce Jordan wants to see every outdoor mural painted on a building in Kansas! Contact her with recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KE's #71 Ann Birney and Joyce Thierer are going to buy a fence post in every county--just a simple metal T-post. Advise them of a locally-owned store in your county that carries these fence posts that they will use at email@example.com.
KE #3128 Frank Thompson wants to eat at every restaurant that serves bierocks! Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The unique quest of KE #4524 Norman Carr and wife Lois is to find businesses that have old-fashioned screen doors with slogans like "Rainbow Bread" or "Thanks! Call Again." Send suggestions to email@example.com. (reported in issue #71).
KE #4878 Chris Petty is eating at every barbeque restaurant in Kansas. Read his blog!
KE #4207 Teresa Huffman is visiting all wineries in the state.
KE #4408 Kerry Davis is finding a historic bridge in every county.
KE #573 John and Charlene Van Walleghen are mailing themselves a postcard from every county AND buying fabric or a quilt in every county AND walking a mile in each county!
KE #8 Von Rothenberger and KE #4419 David Readio are flying to an airport in every county in their "Dare to do Air" quest.
Many more declared quests will be found here soon!