Dad was out golfing and everyone was napping except for me and Mom. It was unseasonably cool, so she thought we could go up to The Top of the World and do a little hiking! Yeah! Sounds great!
Here I am, checking everything out:
For those who asked before, yes, unfortunately we do have ticks here. I'm on Frontline Plus, and Mom makes me stay on the trail; she also goes over me very carefully both before I get in the car to come home AND a few hours after we've gotten home. I don't want to call her Tick-a-phobic, but she's real careful about those bugs.
Anyway, we saw all kinds of cool stuff! Purple stuff:
Oh, speaking of fluffy stuff:
Ha roo roo roo!
I saw this Thistle...
...and thought of all my Scottish friends - the Basset Babes (Martha and Bailey), our buddy Marvin, and those cool Dughallmor Beagles (Alfie, Rosie, Gabbi and Snoop).
Wish you were here!
When we were on our way home, Dad called and said he was heading to the Farmers' Market! Mom said we were close-by, so let's go meet him! How cool is that!?!?
Here are me and Dad, checking out the scene:
I look like I'm off-lead, don't I? HA roo... trust me, I'm not. Oh, and the head down? Yeah... well, last week the Riley County Fair and the Kaw Valley Rodeo were here. I think you know what I'm checking for!
I scoped the scene pretty thoroughly:
Lemme see.... tomatoes, zucchini, WATERMELON...
Dad bought some tomatoes and zukes for him and Mom and a HUGE watermelon for Dave. I'm pretty sure it's for him, anyway. It's our first local watermelon of the season! Dad also got something called a Sugar Melon, which is like a Cantaloupe only sort of more folksy-looking.
I decided the booth I really wanted to stop by was the "Tortillas & Tyes" booth. They had tye-dyed stuff and I didn't see any tortillas (I think they were just starting to set up!) but I DID get something great there! See that nice lady hanging up her wares?
She gave me ear rubbie-dubbies! Oh, yeah, and that felt sooooo good! She also said I am a big flirt, but hey! as Bob Dylan sang, "It's only natural!" Ha roo roo roo!
What a great afternoon! I wish you had all been there!