Konza Prairie
Over by Manhattan it is what the Flint Hills in Kansas are like.
One of the K-State Students found this Horned Toad baby
Who is Driving this Car? You could not see the head of the driver ahead of us.

This is MUD on the Shunga Trail. Dang, I thought I was smiling.

This is just a few pictures of my week. We went to the Konza Prairie over by Manhattan and walked a few miles of the "miles and miles of miles and miles". I fall in love with the prairie more each time I go there. The wildflowers were almost between blooms this time. You could see a lot of flowers getting ready to bloom but not very many right now.

As a kid when we went on Vacation in Arkansas we would catch the horned toad or "Horney Toad" by the dozen. It was strange to see one this far north. Kind of like the Armadillo is not found here but every once in a while one ventures this far north. There were two girls from K-State sitting by the path and looking at the toad. We talked a while and then moved on. Sure wish we had some kind of a camp stool along the way.

While we were driving to go riding on the Shunga, a car was in front of us. We could not see who was driving. That person must have been really short. Barb has a seat cushion to raise her up so she can see well. Oh well...

The last picture is me riding down the Shunga Trail near Topeka. We like to see something different from time to time. We parked over near the Brown vs Board of Education site and rode about five miles. So long as we were moving it was great. Stop moving and the heat and humidity made it sticky. In the shady areas it was pretty nice but there are a few stretches with no shade. Notice the bike helmet sans aluminum foil. Wonder where that smile went.



  1. What fun, thanks!

    Positive mention of the Flint Hills always gets my attention! Thanks!
    So happy it brought me to your site. Hope you and your readers visit regularly.

    Our 22 county Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, Inc. promotes visits to the Kansas Flint Hills – the website is: http://www.kansasflinthills.travel/

    Best wishes!
    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Personal Blog: http://flinthillsofkansas.blogspot.com/

  2. MUD, I'm gonna have to get me one of them bicycles.

    I probably still remember how to ride one (since they say you never forget).

    That looks like way more fun than operating a lawn mower.

  3. Riding a recumbent is not like any regular bike. You must keep pedaling as you slow down or you fall down. Your bodydoes not provide the balance point like on an upwrong bike. You obviously can't stand up to pump on hills so you must use the gears to shift down and up the gears to get where you need to be. On the other hand, you are seated on a comfortable seat, looking straight ahead and looking where you are going. I can ride for miles and only my lower legs are taxed. It reminds me of walking in the general fitness you get. There are many new types o fbikes that come close to this model and I would recommend you try several. MUD

  4. I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again - I love those Flint Hills.