Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:28:33 GMT Medicine Lodge rodeo celebrates ranch work, lifestyle and town’s history http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/9/Medicine-Lodge-rodeo-celebrates-ranch-work-lifestyle-and-town-s-history/3081/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/2013-09-28-10.52.50.jpg'/><br/> Just when I thought I couldn't love Kansas anymore than I already do, I happen upon the 25th Annual Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo in Medicine Lodge. I fell hard and fast for the historic area, from its captivating landscape and openness of the people to the peaceful pace of life. A trip there envelops you in natural beauty, reminiscent of the Flint Hills in the same quiet, breathtaking way. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/9/Medicine-Lodge-rodeo-celebrates-ranch-work-lifestyle-and-town-s-history/3081/ Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway by Bicycle http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/3/Gypsum-Hills-Scenic-Byway-by-Bicycle/3045/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/GypsumHills1.JPG'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp; On June 8th, bicyclists aged seven to 87 met in Johnson City to travel 522 miles across Kansas. Many came from Kansas; others traveled from as far away as Northern Ireland. Larry Cabeen, Chicago, laughingly claims he came because, "I was told Kansas was flat." Some arrived for the physical challenge, others to connect with friends and family. Riders counted up their trips: For John Bergey of Hesston, this ride marks his ninth. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/3/Gypsum-Hills-Scenic-Byway-by-Bicycle/3045/ Kansas on Two Wheels: Gypsum Hills Byway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/Kansas-on-Two-Wheels-Gypsum-Hills-Byway/3027/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Gypsum.jpg'/><br/> Stretching from Medicine Lodge to Coldwater, the Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway is a 42 mile journey.&nbsp; I've been fortunate through family trips and professional excursions to travel through a great deal of Kansas counties, up and down the highways and byways.&nbsp; However, this particular stretch of road was one I had yet to encounter.&nbsp; Coming from northeast Kansas, we decided to trailer the bike down.&nbsp; The trick with that is finding a good place to park the truck and trailer while we were out exploring.&nbsp; The folks at the Wright's Truck Stop in Medicine Lodge are used to having vehicles parked there for long stretches of time and were very accommodating.&nbsp; Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/Kansas-on-Two-Wheels-Gypsum-Hills-Byway/3027/ A Flair for Celebrating History: Medicine Lodge http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/28/A-Flair-for-Celebrating-History-Medicine-Lodge/1164/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6191647799_2478bc6588_b.jpg'/><br/> Medicine Lodge celebrates Kansas history with a spectacular flair. Of course, since it is hometown to the flamboyant and tempestuous Carry A. Nation, it might not be surprising that the town knows how to get a point across. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/28/A-Flair-for-Celebrating-History-Medicine-Lodge/1164/