Greetings to all! It's me, Mags! Wow, did we ever have a special adventure this morning! Instead of heading out on our walk, we all piled into the HR-V and headed to ... Fort Riley!!! I had only been on a driving tour of Fort Riley before today, so I was stoked to do a walk there!
We started out by a great big field with a 2-mile walking trail on it. It was so cool - so many smells, so much NEW everything! We headed into the historic part of Main Post and walked past all kinds of interesting buildings -- offices, barracks, and houses! During Dad's first assignment to Fort Riley, Mom and Dad lived in this house on the right:
|"Mom lived at Fort Riley when she was a biped puppy, too -- right, Mags?"|
"Yes, but not in one of these houses!"
After tours in Alabama and Korea, Dad was reassigned to Ft. Riley - and they moved into the set of quarters next door!
|"Wowzers! What are the odds of that?!?"|
Apparently, that caused some confusion for a while for both Mom and our great-brother Booter - but the worst Mom did was pull up in the wrong driveway. Anyway ... those houses sit on Artillery Parade Field. While I
tried to snarf something was exploring with Dad, Ragnar jumped up and struck and awesome pose:
|"New statue -- what do you think, Mags? Hey, I wonder if that Howitzer works?!?"|
We kept going and eventually walked down the street that the Main Post Chapel sits on:
Here's a better shot of it:
|Main Post Chapel, Fort Riley, KS, built 1897|
We kept going until we hit Cavalry Parade Field (back in the 1800s, Fort Riley was home to both the US Cavalry School and the Artillery School!). Ragnar and I posed in front of a very famous statue called the Old Trooper.
|Ragnar and me in front of the Old Trooper statue|
I encourage you to read more about it at this post by our great-brother Dave.
Many of the Change of Command ceremonies at Fort Riley take place on Cavalry Parade Field, just behind the Old Trooper statue. Ragnar and I thought we should check out the reviewing stand.
|"What a great view from up here!"|
Seriously. Do we look like we're reviewing the troops?!?
"Pass in Review!"
She was totally unwilling to obey orders.
After that, we headed over to the museum area -- more on that tomorrow!!! Thanks for reading!