We headed out just like normal:
|"Mom, did you pack the travel Othello game?"|
"I'm too busy navigating even if she did, Countess Cam-ula!"
I don't know what it is with Cam and travel Othello!
Anyway, we were heading back to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge! It takes a couple hours or so to get down there, so in addition to backseat navigating, I found other ways to amuse myself.
|"Hey, Cam. Let's make faces at other drivers when they go by!"|
"I'm not sure that's a good idea ..."
Cam nixed that idea, so I did what came naturally ...
We got really close to one of those submarines this time:
I still have no idea what they're doing out there!
We saw this place on the way down, in the small town of Ellinwood:
|The Wolf Hotel|
It's nice that they have a place for wolves to stay, isn't it?
Anyway, we drove around Quivira National Wildlife Refuge for quite a while, then decided to see what was north of the refuge. And ... HERE'S WHERE IT GETS SCARY!!!! Brace yourselves, readers!!!
|"YOU'RE LETTING MOM DECIDE WHICH WAY TO TURN?!?!?!"|
Seriously. For those of you who know my mom's sense of direction, that is downright FRIGHTENING!!!!
Here's one of the roads we went down:
|Somewhere north of Quivira|
Scary, isn't it? But, hey, Mom saw cool stuff to photograph (we'll share some of Mom's pix and a link to them later on this week!) and Dad knew what he was doing, so it was all good.
Speaking of good -- back to me and Countess Cam-ula! We took a nice break in one of the small towns on our way home - stretched our legs, had some beverages, had a snack. Oh. And Mom and Dad had sandwiches. Mom opened the back hatch of our Husky Recreational Vehicle (HR-V) to get them after Cam and I were seat-belted back in.
|"Look into my eyes. Deeper. DEEPER. Yes, that's it. Give. Us. Your. Sandwich."|
"I think it's working, Mags the Impaler!"
Countess Cam-ula really needs to stop smiling so much, doesn't she? Sheesh! Anyway, back to my mind-meld ...
|"Deeper... yes... yes, SHARE that sandwich!"|
"I'm so happy!"
So, yeah. That was TOTALLY effective; Cam and I each snagged a bite of Mom's sandwich. It was awesome! So was the whole trip! Tune back in later in the week for Mom's photos!
Mags the Impaler