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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Family Road Trip!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Yesterday morning after breakfast and our walk, Dad said to Mom, "Let's go check out that creek!"  It was something about a creek they heard would make a nice place to put in their kayak.  I was about to  lay down to take a nap  go on Guard Duty, since they'd be gone, when he added, "We could all go!"  Since I know full-well the four of us and the kayak can't fit in the SUV, I was all for it!  (I mean seriously - me and Mags in a kayak?  I think not.)

I yelled "Shotgun!" real fast like Zim taught me, Mags and I got buckled in, then we hit the road. Before we knew it, we were out in the open prairie and farm fields!

"Hey, Cam."
"What is it, Mags?"
"No... look out the window.  HAY.  Ha roo roo roo!" 


I can't believe I fell for the oldest joke in the Midwest!

"Hey, Dad..."

I'm not going to say if Dad fell for it or not.

We drove a long, long time.

"Dad?  Do you know where we are?  Maggie, check the Waze app!"
"Mom's got it."

I reminded Maggie of Mom's sense of direction and suggested she take a look herself!

"Oh.  Yeah, right.  I forgot.  Umm... I'm not sure about this, Cam."
"Dad, I think you should let me drive for a while.  Really."

"Oh... I just can't even look!"

Mom and Dad said we were good to go, we made a turn or two ...

"Ooooh, it's all woodsy in here!"

... and before we knew it, we were at some place called Munkers Creek!

Munkers Creek

We got out to stretch our legs, take a little break ...


... and do a little exploring!


We checked out a lake that the creek leads to (Council Grove Lake), then headed back, with many detours along the way! We did a lot of stopping at places so Mom could take photos (you can click here to see the full album and to learn more about some of the things we saw). Here are some of the highlights:


Pleasant Ridge Christian Church, built in 1903

Deep Creek Schoolhouse, built in 1892

Barn and wildflowers

Chris Barr's cabin, built in 1863

It was a great road trip!

"Almost home, Dad.  Are you sure you don't want me to drive?"
"I need to call 'shotgun!' next time!"

Thanks for coming along with us!



  1. I love seeing pics of old barns & such ... good thing Maggie was there to keep the Mom on track!!

  2. Great Dawg! I need to go on road trips with you. Those are some great old barns and stuff. Love it!

  3. what a great place to go exploring and love Barrs cabin - how neat was that!

  4. OMD what a GRAND Trip... LOVE the barns and church and SCHOOL.. So cool.
    We see that Scout and Axel have commented... they are NEW and Tomorrow I have a link to them... fur helping all of Blogville WELCOME them.

  5. What an adventure! Maybe next time we will meet you there - if we can get Mom and Dad out of the state...

    Monty and Harlow

  6. Looks like a great trip!

  7. Talk 'bout yur fixer-upper! That 1st barn needs lotsa luv.
    Yu got to see sum neato places!

    Maybe nex' time one of yu can drive!

  8. that is an excellent road trip!! glad you both got to go along

  9. Wow, what a grreat road trip! It's a good thing they had you and Maggie around to help navigate, though. Who knows where your momma might've taken you!

  10. What cool buildings. Did you see ghosts? You sure are smart to ride shotgun
    Lily & Edward

  11. oh Cammie, thank you for showing us! What a pawesome trip. Mum think it all looked so American, just like you would expect with the little old church and hay fields and so on. I bet you sniffed some good stuff!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  12. What a fun trip! Wonder what's inside Chris Barr's cabin?

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Hi Cammie, This looks like a very beautiful area with some wonderful old buildings-the church and schoolhouse are incredible.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Noreen & Hunter

  14. That was a fun adventure! Glad you were there to make sure your peeps didn't get lost! You were almost to the highway that goes to the town where our Grandpa in Kansas lives. Thanks for taking us along, we enjoyed your photos!

  15. What a great roadtrip!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. we suppose it was good that you or your dad were there to drive, huh Cammie? ;-/

    Beautiful place for exploring! what a great road trip. The pictures of the old buildings are just gorgeous! purrs,

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  17. What a pawsome road trip! I love the old buildings... and the creek. Did you see that our friends at Doggy Days went kayaking? It's not out of the question!

  18. Did you get to dip your paws in the creek? Did you see any fish? Where there any sticks that needed rescue? WOW what a great trip ya all had.

  19. What a fun day! Gotta love a good road trip!