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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  Mom's gone out on quite a few photo shoots this week that have resulted in some very serene scenery photos:  our morning walks, our garden, a tulip shoot, and birding at Tuttle Creek State Park.  It was hard to decide which to post, so we did the "one potato - two potato" thing.  The tulips won.  We'll fit the rest in eventually!

One of the small towns here in Kansas has an annual Tulip Festival.  Since the tulips in our neighborhood are almost done, Mom didn't want to wait for the festival itself to go see them, so she conned Dad into driving out with her.  (More on how she managed that at the end of the post!)

The festival is in Wamego:


Mom leaned out the window to take that, while Dad stopped for a traffic light.

Let's tour the park! Here's the Old Dutch Mill:


The Old Dutch Mill was built by a Dutch immigrant back in 1879, 12 miles north of the town.  It was used to grind grain into flour and cornmeal.  In 1925, it was disassembled, each stone numbered, then was transported to its current site at the park, and rebuilt.  It serves as a monument to Kansas pioneers!

Let's look at those tulips in front of the mill!


Near the windmill, there is a handful of old buildings that also represent the early settlers out here!


The Wamego Historical Museum contains artifacts dating back to the founding of Wamego in 1866! Other buildings in the park were moved there from other locations within the county. Mom really liked this one:

White Chapel School, built in 1882

Here is the Louisville (KS) County Jail:

This was the first jail in Pottawatomie County, KS, built in 1872

Oh!  See the dead tree to the left of the jail?  Someone carved raccoons in it!  Click here for a close up!

Near the buildings, Mom saw this bush:


She has no idea what kind it is, but liked the fluffy things on it!

How about some more tulips?



Cool, jagged edges on this type!

So ... in case you're wondering how Mom conned Dad into going to see the tulips, here's the story!  It has to do with this quaint, old house:

The Friendship House

That's The Friendship House -- a restaurant and bakery!  They have the best old-fashioned, from scratch food there you could imagine.  And the VERY BEST Cinnamon Rolls ever:

The best Cinnamon Rolls on the planet

Actually, everything Mom and Dad have ever had from there is incredible, but the Cinnamon Rolls are their favorites!  And they're a great way to lure Dad to Wamego!

We hope you feel nice and serene now!  Enjoy your Sunday!


PS:  If you'd like to see more from Mom and Dad's trip to Wamego, please click here!


  1. OHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMyCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS what a post full of sensations! You might have hit on all my senses.
    My peeps could eat cinnamon out of the jar. Mom adds it to their coffee sometimes. The tulips!! Clapping wildly
    MOL MOL MOL I just had a mental image of Maggie jumpin' on my bed today like she did with you the other day.
    Hugs madi your bff

  2. What a scenic Sunday in Wamego! Our mommy grew up just down 24 east of there so she enjoyed the trip back down memory lane but we're thinking we need some of that frosting! Yum!

  3. What a lovely visit they had.

  4. I have lived in our near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for 20+ years. Every May (spring gets here a little later), we have a tulip festival. During WWII part of the hospital became Dutch soil for the birth of Princess Juliana whose parents were in exile. This meant she would only have Dutch citizenship. To thank Ottawa and Canada the Dutch send us tulip bulbs. Now there is a festival with about 1 million tulips. Tulips always make us think of spring!

  5. Those cinnamon rolls! Drooling!!

  6. what an awesome place to visit - and look at those beautiful tulips

  7. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Your mom got some amazing photos! BTW, will she be passing out tastes of those cinnamon rolls?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Our mom just started drooling all over her computer when she saw that last picture. She wishes that bakery delivered to NY state.

  9. Dear Cammie, I loved seeing this town and especially all the tulips. It's funny that your mom's Tulips have already bloomed; ours have the bud but haven't bloomed yet-I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they will bloom because they were covered in snow for the weekend.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Noreen and Hunter

  10. HOLY CINNAMON BUNS! Boy those pastries look AMAZIN'!!! Ewwwwww! Ma just drooled! Yuckers! Have you ever seen peeps drool?? gross. Anyhu, all those tulips are BEAUTIFULS! And those raccoons are FABulous! That sure is a teeny tiny jail! BOL!! I thinks Blogville's is bigger! hehehehe
    Thanks for a FABulous tour gurl!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Flowers and historic homes (not to mention cinnamon buns.) So of our very favorite things

  12. Wonderful pics. We are crazy for tulips!
    Now, tell us more about those cinnamon rolls!
    ♥♥ Wyatt and Tegan

  13. We have melted into puddles of serenity!! Our Mama, however, is in awe of all the beauty your Mama got to see this week!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. The promise of good food always helps get the dads in the car, doesn't it? I just love all the tulips. They are so pretty and bright!

  15. Oh wow! WE loved all the beeYOUtiful tulip shots, but MOMMA is drooling like kerazy over those cinnamon rolls!

  16. No sibes in the Tulips BOL!!!


  17. What a lovely outing, tulips and cinnamon rolls! What could be better!

  18. The tulips are magnificent and the cinnamon rolls look so very yummy! What a fun trip!

    Love ya lots♥