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Thursday, November 01, 2018


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  This past weekend, we really needed to   get away from the torn up house stuff for a while   have a little adventure!  Mom and Dad decided we could take a break and drive down to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge to do some birding!  We'll show you the bird highlights soon, but today we thought we'd show you some of the cool shots Mom took on her iPhone.

We usually stop at a rest stop on I70 on our way down.  It has very clean facilities for all of us, plus a cool network of sidewalks, so we can all stretch our legs.  Mom had not noticed this sign before:

Blue Star Memorial Highway

We thought it was really awesome!

"At least it's nice and quiet in the HR-V!  Zzz ..."
"Let's see what else is out there!!!"

Outside of Salina we've noticed something you wouldn't think you'd find in the middle of Kansas - a lighthouse!  Mom took a quick shot out of the window as Dad drove down I70:

The Landlocked Lighthouse

It's called the Landlocked Lighthouse. It was part of a par 3 golf course, but it's closed now.  We should have featured it for National Lighthouse Day, but I like our pretend one at the Kansas Ocean just fine.

The next three shots are the scenery on the way into the refuge - just driving down one of the roads we take to get there.  Let's enjoy the colorful leaves and that beautiful blue sky!




Isn't that a great approach?!?

They've had a lot more rain down at Quivira than we've had, so the marshes were nice and full.  Here's a shot at what the marshland looks like:

Quivira NWR

And here is some of the grassland area:


It was a picture-perfect day, just great for exploring!

"Heeeeeere, birdie, birdie, birdie!!!"

Tomorrow, we'll share some of the bird pix with you!  Thanks for coming along with us!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Landlocked lighthouse...that was fun.
    What a beautimous day for an outing.
    Hugs Cecilia


    Ummm...sorry, sometimes Mama gets a bit too excited about lighthouses BOL!
    What a beautiful day...we can't wait to see what birdies you gals found!

    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  3. wow - that does look like a perfect day to escape

  4. Great find with that lighthouse. We searched Google for a lighthouse in Kansas and all we could find was the Children's Lighthouse, a local preschool:)

    It looks like it was a fun adventure for the family.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. Could you send some of that blue sky our way please? We are jealous of your nice weather as we've had 1 blue sky day in the last few weeks. It looks like you all had a nice adventure together.

  6. What a nice adventure!

  7. Mom said she's never seen a landlocked lighthouse before.

  8. What beautiful pictures heading down to your wildlife refuge! We can't wait to see all of your gorgeous birdie shots!

  9. Why don't you see many lighthouses in Kansas? Don't all those people trying to make their way across oceans of prairie need help too?

  10. Maggie, what beautiful and restful photos.
    Thanks for posting them.

  11. Those landscape photos are wonderful! Your mom has such a good eye for beauty!

    Kiki and Nala