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Monday, November 07, 2016

The Lowdown

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Some of you offered some great guesses as to where we went yesterday - and I am here today with the lowdown!

"And she's here with me, too!"
"Good one, Cam!"

Dad drove and Mom rode shotgun.  I navigated from the backseat.

At first we took this kind of road:

Hey! It's hay!  on I70W

... then this kind of road:

Highway 156S

We made a pitstop in the town of Ellinwood.  Here I am, striking a pose:

"Ha roo, people of Ellinwood!"

From there, we took this kind of road:

Mom has no idea what road this is.
It's something heading south.  Two lanes, no shoulder.
See why I'm the navigator and not her?  Yeah.
"I can't even look."
"No worries, Cam!  I know exactly where we're going!"

And I did!  Know where we were going, that is.  This was our next turn!

YAY!  Quivira NWR!

Our first stop inside Quivira was at the place in the photo we showed you yesterday!  That photo was from the last time we went; here's one from yesterday:

The road down to the Kid's Fishing Pond

We didn't stop to fish for kids, we got back into our HR-V and headed into the refuge!

The road through Quivira NWR

It was an awesome trip, and Mom saw more birdies she's never seen before ("lifers").  It'll take her a while to process through all of her photos, but we'll share them eventually!  We had lots of fun, saw lots of birdies and other wildlife, and it was a beautiful family fun day!

On the way back, we stopped in Ellinwood again.  Here's Cam checking out a huge tree:

"Oh, fascinating messages left here!  Just fascinating!"

Something for everyone on the trip!  Speaking of something for everyone ...

"I see you have a sandwich, Mom ... look into my eyes ..."

While I focused on Mom, Cam spotted Dad out the side window - also having a sandwich.  Fear not --- we scored off of BOTH of them!  Awesome!

"That's a wrap for today!  Isn't it, Maggie?  Maggie?"
"I want to go back and see more birdies.  Maybe have another bite of sandwich..."

Oh.  Right.  Sorry.  That IS a wrap for today.  Thanks for joining us on our trip to Quivira!  More to come!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. looks like that adventure may have just worn you girls out...

  2. Well done ladies very good information and detail HOWEVER you forgot to tell us what kind of sandwich. First and foremost on my mind is always food.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. OMD...More birdies AND sandwich pieces?? You guys take the bestest road trips!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  4. I can't wait to see the amazing birdies…your Mom takes such pawsome photos (unlike my Mum *sigh*) and you do have such pretty birdies oner there.
    Now, about those sandwiches (drool!) what were they…cheese???? Oh I luffs a cheese sandwich (drool) or chicken, was it chicken sandwiches? (drool)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Whew, good thing you got some sandwich tastings - that must have been a long day of traveling and viewing!!! Hmmm, do they really let you fish for kids there? BOL

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  6. Hey now - were your parents trying to HIDE food from you?! Everyone knows snacks are the best part of any trip.

  7. We are so happy that you girls scored sandwich bites! We can't wait to see pictures!

  8. Anonymous6:20 PM

    What an awesome adventure you had!

  9. OMD, you gurls have the bestest trips! I just knows your Moms took some FABulous pics, and Ma is all excited to see them...'I' on the other hand, wants to see pics of those SANDWICHES!!!!
    Ruby ♥

  10. Looks like you two had a great time on your trip. We can't wait to see more birdies that you found.

  11. We have no idea how your peeps are able to navigate without your help Maggie. Thank Cod your mom remembered sandwiches at least! We're glad you had a fun adventure!

  12. That looks like a fun and tiring trip

  13. You all go on such fun adventures! I love the first pic of you two in the backseat. Yay for Mom that she got to see some lifers.

  14. Thank goodness you both got sandwiches!

  15. What a grreat trip! But boy are your pawrents lucky you're there as navigator. Who knows WHERE you'd've ended up if you were relying on your momma!