Ha roo, pups and cool cats! It's me - Zimmie! Before I get back to my very cool adventure, Ammy, Dave and I would like to take a minute to wish the VERY happiest of Homecomings to Stormy! Today is the official Gotcha Day - so much happiness to Stormy! A guy couldn't ask for a better mentor!
As I mentioned on Saturday, I got to go on a really cool adventure with my mom! We drove in the car to get there, which I just love doing! We drove way to where I had never been before! I saw a sign for some place called The Top of the World, but frankly I think that's at the North Pole where Santa lives, not in the Flint Hills. But then we came to a little park called Washington Marlatt Memorial Park and Mom stopped the car so we could get out.
This place is just perfect for walking!
Let's hit the trail, Mom!
We went inside the park, and there was a cool network of trails. Mom just kept going on and on about the view. Here's what she saw to the northeast:
Can you see the water in there? It's not the Kansas Ocean, it's something called Tuttle Creek Lake. I think I need to go there, too! Anyroo, it was a great scenic overview - like where Dave went one time, but a totally different part of town. We were way up in the north central area, north of the city limits; Dave was more like in the southeast part of town. Whatever.
While Mom admired the view to the northeast, I admired this view:
Wowzers, what great sniffies!
Something for everyone! Here's another view Mom liked; you can see that KS Hill that Dave showed you and to the right of that, the KSU football stadium.
Here's another view I found especially nice:
In case anyone is wondering why parts of my view look black, it had been recently burned. They do this to help maintain the prairie and to keep it as prairie land! For a great explanation of why we do this here in Kansas, and a great Google photo that contrasts a burn area with a non-burn area, please visit this link. It's a really good read!
Mom took more photos that we'll share with you soon. It's such a cool area and I can't wait to go back and explore!
Play bows and happy Stormaversary wishes,