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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Serene Scenery Sunday

 Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar.  Maggie and I took Mom and Dad exploring on our walk yesterday and had an AMAZING time!  We thought we'd share a ton of the photos Mom took with you today.  Are you ready to get started?  

First, we headed up to the Water Tower Trail.

"Hey, Mom.  Get a shot of the view from here."
"Yeah.  But let's keep going.  Lots of territory to cover!"

Here's the view:


Be sure to note the water tower on the horizon - just right of center.  You'll see why in a bit.  Oh.  And check out the spooky fog, too!

We walked sort of our regular route, then headed up a hill we'd never gone up before!

"How cool is this?!?"
"Very cool!  Oooh!  Sunflowers, Mom!"


I do like to help Mom find stuff.  Plus, there was something I wanted to try to snarf over there.  But I digress ...

After that, we wanted to see what was up on the ridge!  Now, I don't know why Mom didn't take any photos, let alone shoot video of this, but Dad proposed we head straight up hill -- up a huge, steep dirt and gravel hill.  It.  Was.  Awesome!

"Now THAT was fun!"
"It sure was!  How are your shoes, Mom?"

Mom was wearing new shoes.  No time like the present to break them in, huh?

"Well, we're on roads now.  I wonder how they get the big trucks up here?"
"Good question, Mags!"

We kept going and going!  And before we knew it - check out this view!


Remember the water tower we saw from the Water Tower Trail?!?  That's where we are!  Or were!

Here's another view - this one's VERY Kansas-y!


Can you see them out there?!?  COWS!!!  I mean ... COWS!!!

"Oh... great... Thor, do those cows smell amazing!!!"

I wish you could smell them -- now THAT would be a Serene Scenery Sunday bonus!  Seriously, I don't know why those Yankee Candle or Bath and Body Works people don't make cow-scented candles.  Mags and I would buy them up! 

We noticed this area (and view!) as we walked:


Apparently, we could have come up this gravel road instead of scaling that dirt hill. Oh, well. The dirt hill was SO FUN!  OH!  And see out on the horizon, just to the right of those cell towers?  That's the water tower at the Water Tower Trail!  Cool, huh?  OK, back to dirt and stuff...

"It was crazy-fun, Raggi!"
"I thought so, too!"

Here's another Kansas shot:


It's starting to get very colorful around here!

"Are you having as much fun as I am, Mags?"
"You know it, bro!"

We went all the way to where this gate is ...


...then turned around.  That was someone's private ranch up there!

We re-traced, and decided to go down the gravel road instead of the steep dirt hill.

"This is a little easier on your shoes, huh, Mom?"
"Ha roo roo roo!"

Truth be told, Mom and Dad had every bit as much fun as Maggie and I did!  And how happy were we?  Check out our faces in this pose on our way back home:

"I feel so serene now!"
"Me, too!  ... and thirsty!"

It was such a cool adventure!  Thanks for coming with us - we hope it brought some serenity to your day!



  1. That sure was quite an adventure you all went on. We hope your mom's feet didn't hurt after breaking in her new shoes.

  2. WOWSA! That was some Sunday hike my furiends!!! I bets you were tired! Ma's feet hurt just thinkin' abouts it! BOL!
    Ruby ♥

  3. Wow, what a totally pawesome adventure!