Saturday, September 4, 2021

Flint Hills Discovery Center

On the Saturday of our trip to see Sam, we visited the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS. We all had a good time, especially our Naturalist, AJ. The air-propelled rocket in the foyer turned out to be the favorite attraction.

Model railroad!

Really cool "4-D" theater.

We love museums that have scavenger hunts!

The old train station across the field from the Discovery Center.

The rocket launcher was a big hit!

AJ waits on the 3rd floor to recover the rocket.

That's the train station on the other side.

Union Pacific Train Station

The Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Visitors from all directions

This group traveled from the west coast and midwest areas to converge in Colorado Springs for a little getaway, dogs and all. They were around for an extended weekend. Can you tell a good time was had by all?

300 Days of Shine in Monument, CO.
The Sweat Tea Shine was a hit.

Matt whipped up a dinner for the group.

We'd been meaning to get a travel book to Sandy for some time.

Del Lago at the Broadmoor.

Have dogs will travel.

On the Broadmoor grounds as we left.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Since Friday... Matt took a gaggle to the park. We got to walk the goats at horse therapy. And there was a heck of a party across the back fence.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

No School, Hit the Pool

The three littles had no school today, their testing day is tomorrow. So, while AJ, Matteo, and Fina were in school, Matt, Nana, and Papa took the littles to the pool. And had a great time!

David wanted to take his homework to the pool.
And he finished it there.

Jonnie always spends time setting up his bunk.

They do enjoy card games.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Visitors, and more

Nathan and Ben dropped by on their way from California's Central Coast to Minnesota. Just long enough to whip up dinner and have a great evening. Then there is a favorite toy, a pretzel, patio furniture re-positioning, a completed paint job, and a new quilt project.

The empty bottle has become a favorite toy.


The patio is starting to return to normal after painting.

The new paint job is complete.

Nana's current quilt project.