Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Medicine Lodge Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:40:41 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/ 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/ Enjoy a movie under the stars: Kansas Drive-Ins are Alive and Going Strong http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Enjoy-a-movie-under-the-stars-Kansas-Drive-Ins-are-Alive-and-Going-Strong/3018/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Starlite.jpg'/><br/> With the arrival of spring in Kansas, the glow of a great tradition across the state rolls into our lives again: The Drive-In Movie.&nbsp; Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Enjoy-a-movie-under-the-stars-Kansas-Drive-Ins-are-Alive-and-Going-Strong/3018/ Kansas Faces & Places Tour: Medicine Lodge & McPherson http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Medicine-Lodge-McPherson/1182/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6188559965_abf0296334_z.jpg'/><br/>Our trip to the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant&nbsp;and McPherson Scottish Festival&nbsp;last weekend just reinforced the notion that the people in Kansas are truly some of the friendliest people around. Everywhere my husband, Michael, and I went, we found people excited to see us, interested in what we were doing and always helpful. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Medicine-Lodge-McPherson/1182/ 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/ Taming Cowboys, but Keeping it a Bit Wild http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Taming-Cowboys-but-Keeping-it-a-Bit-Wild/666/ If you really want to experience a piece of Kansas, go to a Rodeo. The sport is unique because it has its roots in real work required of cowboys on the job. It gives you a taste of our history ... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Taming-Cowboys-but-Keeping-it-a-Bit-Wild/666/