Hello, everyone! It's me, Cammie! As Maggie mentioned yesterday, we headed out on a day-trip to go birding! We went to Mom's happy place -- Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, stopping at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on the way out and back. It was a very fun trip for all of us, but we're also pretty wiped out, so today I'm just sharing iPhone pix with you - later in the week, we'll show you the cool birdies we saw!
Here is a shot of Maggie and me on the way down:
As you can see, we were hard at work.
When we got to the Kansas Wetlands Ed Center, we got to walk around for a while. We struck a nice pose for Mom:
|Me and the Peep at the Ed Center|
After that, we headed over to Quivira! We saw lots of birdies, and Mom was going crazy taking photos (being careful not to over-stress her wrists). When we got to the Big Salt Marsh (BSM), us girls got out to help spot birdies:
|"I think I see ducks over across the street! Wait ... no. Coots! I see Coots!"|
"Are they old Coots? Ha roo woo roo!"
Mom fired off a couple shots, then she and I went over by the BSM to look around. I struck a pose over on the parking pad:
|"Old Coots. I crack myself up!"|
It was pretty warm, so we also had a water break (and some snacks!) while we were there.
We drove around Quivira NWR some more, then headed back to the Wetlands Ed Center.
|"Siberian pose on 3, Cam! One ... two ..."|
That was fun.
After we all stretched our legs a bit, it was time to head home.
|"Hey, Dad. If you're tired, I'm OK to drive."|
Maggie is really helpful like that. Dad said he was good to go, so we just hung out in the backseat and played the license plate game. I think Mom found the most states, but she was in the front seat, so she had a bit of an advantage.
A great time was had by all! More to come very soon!