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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No Promises

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  As I mentioned yesterday, Mom and I had a quick, little getaway to Tuttle Creek State Park on Saturday.  I saw all kinds of interesting things to show you.  Let's jump in the car and go!

When we got there, we went down to this one little area and I had a look around.


Umm... wait!  What's that?!!?

"Great Dane in the morning!!!"

Can you see that?  In the canoe!  Here's a close up!

Great Dane (mix) in the boat!

I sincerely hope this doesn't give my mom any crazy ideas!

Anyway... we drove around a bit, then walked around and did some birding.  We saw some Blue Winged Teal Ducks:

Blue Winged Teals 

No word on if they know the ones at the Kansas Ocean.

We also saw some Green Winged Teals swimming with the Blues:

Green Winged Teals and one Blue Winged Teal Duck

The photo is a little blurred, as we were hiding behind some reeds.

We also saw some Cormorants:

Double-Crested Cormorants

We haven't seen Cormorants in a while, so Mom was pretty happy about that!  I was, too:


Sorry.  Moving right along ...

Over in another area, we saw some American Coots!

You've heard of the group The Three Tenors?  This is The Three Coots!

Here's another Coot, surfing:


Are you ready for the most exciting thing we saw?!!?  Check this out!!!

Groundhog!  Or Woodchuck!  Or Marmot!

Whatever name you want to give it, you know what it really is, right?


What can I say?  I did NOT make any promises to Zim or anyone else before we went to the park.

"Right, Mom.  'Back in the car.'  Got it."

What a great adventure!  If you'd like to see more photos, please click here.

Thanks for coming with us!

~ Cammie


  1. You can make some good stew outta that thing
    Lily & Edward

  2. YOUR momma is really smart about all those duck names...we just called them "see those pretty ducks"....your lake looks like our Lake Sugema.
    stella rose

  3. OMD Grrrreat Dane in the Morning fur SURE... that one is out in a CANOE.. ON THE LAKE... WOW what fun that would be... unless they have an OVERTURN....
    Brrrrrrr that would be COLD...AND WET.

    OMD you saw DINNER...

  4. Such purrty birdies! We bet your mom is ordering a canoe for the two of you to go exploring in Cammie!

  5. Liking my chops at the thought of Coots. I love chasing them but they are always far to quick. Oh my a marmot. Even better. Lucky you . Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Wow you and your mom sure did see a lot of animals. The great dane in the boat was cute.

  7. Love all the photos Cammie. Your mom does a great job of it, especially of you discovering new friends or meals.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Noreen & Hunter

  8. "Great Dane in the Morning!"
    You crack me up.


  9. That definitely looks like dinner!

    Also: do not go in the ocean. I went swimming once, and did not enjoy it one little bit.

  10. Looks like you had a great day out with your mum Cammie!

    Lots of love,
    Jessica, Charlie Boy, Roman and Brooke xxxx


  11. We're not sure that we'd want to be in that tipsy boat. Nope, on second thought - no thank you!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  12. I sure hope you DEADED that groundhog good and proper. I am MAD at him about this endless winter!

  13. hee hee! love the surfin Coot :) you know, Cammie, as long as you consider ducks dinner, we're pretty sure you're mom wouldn't want to be in a canoe with you...don't feel bad...

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie