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!
"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!
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!
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!