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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Another Sunday Adventure!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags!  Today, Ragnar and I went downtown again!  It was so cool!  Mom took way too many photos, so I'll try to cut the chit-chat short and just show you what all we did! We walked through the historic downtown part again, then headed to City Park.

"I remember this sidewalk from last time!"
"Me, too!  Lots of cool smells here!"

 Once at the park, we stopped by the Pioneer Log Cabin.

"How come there are no pioneers at the Pioneer Log Cabin, Mags?"
"Probably at church.  Or out doing chores."

It was built in 1915 by volunteers from the Riley County Historical Society to represent the type of home our early settlers would have lived in. 

We went through the park and into Aggieville, the part of town next to campus.

Those are my feety-feet, in case you were wondering.
"Mom, I smell coffee!"
"I smell pastries!"
"Mmm... coffee ..."

Have I ever mentioned we walk before Mom and Dad have had breakfast and coffee?

Anyway ...   we headed back into town, walked through town, then hit the Flint Hills Discovery Center!

"Let's make some discoveries!"
"I'm having such a blast!"

There's a very short walking trail around the center, but what we liked best was climbing all the way up to the top of the building! 

"Up, up, and away!"
"This is exciting!"

After the Discovery Center, we walked over to the old Union Pacific Depot!

"How historic!"
 "Let's go around the other side and see if any trains are coming!"      

It was built in 1902 and was Manhattan's train station for many years. 

"We must be between trains, Ragnar!"
"Yeah.  Plus there are only about 50 feet worth of tracks over here ..."

Right.  Actually, trains don't really stop there anymore, but you can rent it out for events.        

We headed back to where Dad had parked the car after that - but on our way past the Discovery Center, we couldn't resist jumping up on the limestone to strike a pose:

"Get my blue-eyed side!"
"Hi, Mom."

Please don't judge; Mom had treats.

Thanks for coming on our latest adventure with us!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. We enjoy when you show us a part of your town we've never seen before.

  2. OMD, what a FABulous adventure!!! That is one cool sidewalk ~ we don't have any like that here! And a train that goes nowhere...hmmm..sounds like a country song to me! BOL!
    Thanks for taking us along!
    Ruby ♥

  3. Wow, pawesome places to visit! I think it's neat that you can rent the train station for events.