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Weekend Trip

Herrington City Lake on a cold snowy day.  I saw a couple of eagles, but couldn’t get a good picture of them.

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Cedar Point, KS

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I liked the old bicycle by the door.

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Cedar Point is located in Chase County, KS  Population 28

Drinkwater & Schriver Mill  This mill has been purchased and is currently being renovated.

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Another Lark Inn property in Cottonwood Falls. This is Fox Hollow, as with all their properties, a wonderful place to stay!!  Comfortable 2 bedroom cottage, within walking distance to downtown Cottonwood.  We ate at Ad Astra Food and Drink, and also at the Grand Central Hotel, so good!!

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A trip to this area wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

Lower Fox Creek School

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Elk Falls, KS

Elk Falls, is located in Elk County, KS.  It is named after the falls that are located near the town on the Elk River.  Elk Falls claims to be the World’s Largest Living Ghost Town with a population of approximately 100,  and also the Outhouse Capital of the World.

I love this sign that directs you to the falls.

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There is a well travel path that takes you from the bridge down to the river.

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This outhouse says it all!  Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving they give outhouse tours.

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Buffalo National River, Arkansas

In 1972 the Buffalo River was declared a National River, one of the few remaining free-flowing, undammed river in the lower 48 states.  It originates at the highest part of the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks and flows 135 miles before joining the White River.  The National River is popular for camping, float trips, and fishing.  There are over 100 miles of hiking trails.  The best way to see the river are by the trails or a float trip.  I’m looking forward to a return trip to explore the river!

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Parker-Hickman Farmstead

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This looks like a trail tree!!

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Rocky Mountain Elk were introduced to the region a few years ago.  The herd now numbers around 800.

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Swan

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Took the long way home

I went to El Dorado to visit my parents yesterday and instead driving the interstate, took the back roads.

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St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church Pilsen, KS

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Kansas Snow Man

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Ramona, KS

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Dillon, KS

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Gypsum, KS

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Exploring Kansas

Kansas is such a beautiful and diversified state.  From the prairies and farmland to rolling hills and wooded areas, there is such beauty in our natural surroundings.  Wylie and I are taking trips around Kansas, we will be exploring areas off the beaten paths.

 

 

A cold dreary February day spent at Milford Lake spotting eagles.  Total eagle count 48

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Clay County, KS

Geary County, KS

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Abilene, KS Depot

 

 

Dorrance, KS then South to Dubuque, KS

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St. Catherine Catholic Church, Dubuque, KS