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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Our Sunday Adventure

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags.  As Cammie mentioned, we had a great adventure on Sunday!  The day started pretty normal - breakfast, a nice all-family walk, that kind of stuff - then I heard mention of "Why don't we all go?"  I love those words!

We all got belted into the HR-V (Husky Recreational Vehicle) and headed down I70.  I had called shotgun, so I navigated while Dad drove.  I also was in charge of the radio.  George Thorogood came on just as we were passing Fort Riley.  I like George Thorogood.

"Marshall Army Air Field!  Are we going to Fort Riley?"

I mean, I was the navigator.  You'd think someone would tell me where we were going, right?

We drove farther west, and just as I was kicking back to some Stevie Ray Vaughn, I saw water and knew where we were going!

"Milford Lake!"

Mom knows there are a lot of Bald Eagles out there, but really didn't know where to find them.  We did a lot of driving around.  Dad put some kind of news or talk radio or something on and I changed the channel with my nose.  It was awesome.  True story.

Anyway, we passed a Kansas windmill that Mom wanted a couple shots of.  Here's one, right from the iPhone:


She and Cammie were playing with the iPhone in the backseat and came up with this special effects version of it:


Pretty cool, huh?  They were real happy with how it came out.  Sort of Edvard Munch-ish.

Before too long, we headed down a little road and Mom called out, "Wait!  What's that?!?"  Mom got out and walked on, while we waited in the HR-V.  Here's what was down there:

Bald Eagle!

Needless to say, we were all thrilled.  Well, OK.  Mom and Dad were thrilled; Cam and I were having fun exploring.

Before we headed home, we stopped by the dam to stretch our legs.

Milford Dam

Even though we only saw one eagle, Mom considered it a smashing success.

"Did you two have fun?"
"Oh, yeah, Dad.  No more talk radio on the way home, though - OK?"

Oh.  There was a big flock of ducks down in the water - that's what Cam was looking at!  They were mighty far away, but we could hear them quacking!

It was a great adventure!  We're hoping to go back again soon!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Wow, I love seeing Bald Eagles-we get them here to in the winter. However, what I'm surprised by is that there is no snow on the ground! You sibes really should live in Colorado. We had at least 12" this morning. Ugh, so much work; a neighbor helped with his snow blogger and we only did 1/3 of the shoveling but it took us an hour.
    We will be staying inside today and I'll be sewing. Have a fantastic Tuesday and thanks for sharing.
    Noreen and Hunter

  2. Thank you for sharing your Family Adventure with us. Being of the feline kind, we don't get out much.

  3. OHHH that Eagle picture was just the bomb!!! Great!
    stella rose

  4. What a fun adventure!!!!

  5. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH you two have such great adventures and we love that you share with us.
    MOL MOL MOL no more talk radio. Oh do I hear you. My dad is addicted to it too, here in the afternoon but in the car
    Mom is in control of radio.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. that bird was HUGE!!! we love that special effects picture your mom made

  7. that was a wonderful outing and some great shots - but you know riding shotgun is something that worries Mom - airbags are meant for human physiology - not dogs - the impact of them can actually kill a dog - even a good sized one like you (it is why children should never ride in the front too) We wouldn't want to see you getting hurt.

  8. What a GREAT adventure…pawfect navigation straight to the BIRDIE, and not just any birdie but a really cool extra special one.
    A pawsome day!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. That eagle photo is PAWESOME!!! Wow! I love the windmill photo too but of course the best part of this post is...you all got to go on an adventure! Well done!

  10. WOW! That is a beautiful shot! Whew! Perfect timing to get that one!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Your dad learned his lesson about the radio, at least!

  12. OMD...Our Dad listen's to that talk radio stuff all the time too!! We're with you Maggie, Stevie Ray is much better for driving!! Mama is drooling over the Bald Eagle you saw!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Considering there was a time when the Bald Eagles were almost All Deaded... THAT is a Smashing Success... We go SQUEEEEEE when we see them. In Ohio we only Ever saw ONE... HERE there are two ARIES within 10 mins. of our house... they are MAGNIFICENT...
    WHAT????????????????? you changed the radio station with your NOSE... that is cool drool stuffs..

  14. Margaret these photos are beyond PAWTASTIC! Love how you navigated and I LOVE the photo that you made look like art work! Also that bald eagle is too cool! What a fun adventure! DakotasDen

  15. Great outing, girls. I'm so glad you were on top of the navigation and sound system, Maggie.

  16. Why was your mom the only one to get out to go see the eagle? Was it so you could stay and make sure your dad didn't put on talk radio again? Hahahaha!

  17. Great adventure. Eagles are so so cool. Momma tells me just a short drive away from here are many Eagles in trees next to a river. I told her I want to go see. Hope she listens to me.

  18. We just love the windmill picture with the special effects and the eagle photo is beyond fabulous! You guys had an awesome adventure!