Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Medicine Lodge Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:38:25 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/ Wildflower Tours, a great way to experience Natural Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/1/Wildflower-Tours-a-great-way-to-experience-Natural-Kansas/1985/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Blue-Spiderwort5.jpeg'/><br/>As Mother’s Day approaches, instead of giving your mom some flowers, plan to experience them together on one of the state’s many wildflower tours.The Barber County Wildflower Tour on the Saturday before Mother's Day&nbsp;is a perfect example. It lets you encounter native wildflowers and have the chance to see a beautiful part of the state in a unique way.&nbsp; Tue, 01 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/1/Wildflower-Tours-a-great-way-to-experience-Natural-Kansas/1985/ 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 with ... 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/