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Sunday, May 07, 2017

Let's Bird!

Is "bird" a verb?  Hmm...

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!



  1. We're glad everyone had a good time. But why can't she drive? Cuz that would be so very helpful.

  2. My, you girls certainly get to see exciting places !

    Inca xx

  3. To bird is a verb and we are glad you got to go on such a fun adventure!

  4. Wow - look at that blue blue sky! You girls sure do have the bestest adventures!

  5. You gals always have so much fun on your adventures.

  6. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Hi Cammie! It sure looks like you all had a good time. That was nice of you to offer to drive for your dad. ~nose nudges Belle

  7. What a nice time! Hey Mags, if your dad ever does take you up on your offer to drive, let me know. Momma keeps telling me doggies aren't allowed to drive, but I'm not sure I believe her.

  8. MAGGIE I had no idea you were a backseat driver!! MOLMOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. What a fun adventure! And you too are too cute, snuggled up together in the back seat.

  10. Oh, what a great adventure you had! We cannot wait to see the birdie photos. And, we love your backseat cuddle photo!

  11. Your mom would not have had so much fun without you girls to help!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley