Cheyenne Bottoms near Great Bend, Kansas, is a large marsh habitat that provides a stopping place for migrating birds on the Central Flyway bird migration route. I took this moody-looking photo during our visit in April 2023. As you might guess from the name, Cheyenne Bottoms is a low area right in the middle of the Kansas plains. The entire Cheyenne Bottoms takes up 41,000 acres. Over 19,000 acres are the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, while another 7,300 acres are managed by The Nature Conservancy.
An interesting tree grows in Central Riverside Park in Wichita, Kansas, as seen during our Easter 2023 visit. We had gone to Kansas to visit Jaylin over the Easter weekend. However, he had to work some, so Laura and I went off exploring on our own. We went to check out the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit, and after we had seen the animals there, we spent a little time walking around Central Riverside Park, which is the home of the exhibit.
A marker placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution marks the location of the Santa Fe Trail in Great Bend, Kansas. Over the Easter weekend, we took another trip to Kansas to visit Jaylin. As is our custom, we looked for some interesting things to see while we were there. Of course, we are interested in history, so what interests us might not interest you. If not, just keep clicking.
Looking out at Dodge City, Kansas, from the top of the original location of the Boot Hill Cemetery, as seen during our 2022 Dodge City trip. A cowboy statue marks the location, along with a monument celebrating some of Dodge City’s famous residents. The name “Boot Hill” has become something of legend over the years, as a few different places like to claim its origin. You can find Boot Hill Cemeteries in Deadwood, South Dakota, and Tombstone, Arizona (which uses the “Boothill” spelling).