Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fun times in the Old West

While in Dodge, we went to the Boot Hill museum. AND because you can't get out of Dodge without a western salon picture, we had one taken too:

We were just as serious as ever:

I had some taken of my two kids too:

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dodge City: Western Kansas at it's best

More fun at the Boot Hill Museum!

Kristi was by far the favorite of the hour:

Oh look! Bad guys.

Noooo - a shoot out!

So begins our tour of black and white photos (and for the record, the wild West was TOTALLY won with a Hawaiian shirt):

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Can you...can-can?

Everybody can-can!!

At BoothHill, we stopped by the Saloon. There, we had the opportunity to learn the can-can!

Check out the videos!!

And because it wouldn't be fun if the adults didn't try, check out Erin and Kristi's attempt:

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On the road to Dodge City

For Memorial Day weekend, we didn't stay around the house. We didn't lounge in the pool or waste time around the house. No, we trekked to a Bowman family reunion in Dodge City, Kansas!

Now, of course, the moment we left Wichita's metro area, Zoey asked to use the restroom. Rats. We stopped at the first city with grain elevators. It turned out to be a city of 900 with just one gas station.

And for the ladies that meant...a restroom with an outside entrance only. With a key.

Here's the bathroom. I didn't know they made those linen hand dryer things anymore!

Once we were back on the road, we had a pretty smooth trip to Pratt, our first stop. Jack loved his DS.

 And Zoey loved her LeapPad.

See? Road. In western Kansas. We actually had some four-lane highways!

After a pit-stop in Pratt, we continued to Dodge City with a cooler loaded with EXCELLENT beef from Dodge City Beef.

It was 86 degrees at 10:35 AM. Ouch.

We passed through Greensburg too. WOW! You could barely tell that it had been wiped clean just a few years ago.

Look! A picture! Of ME!

Thanks, Z!

Trav was super excited to get there.

After 3 hours of this, I think we were all ready to have some fun!

Jack was super happy with his DS, by the way. Star Wars game, for the win!
 Ah, Dodge City. Yes. Dodge City.

Once we unloaded the perishables, we were ready to join the gang. Yee-haw?! (Pardon Jack's hand. I think he was just pulling on his shirt)

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Gettin' the heck into...


More tales and videos to come. Until then, enjoy a snapshot of our trip:

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Feeding Giraffes

There's something graceful about these creatures. 

And funny.

If you ever get the chance to feed them, do!

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Happy Anniversary!!

My sister and brother-in-law are celebrating their 3rd anniversary.

Happy Anniversary!!

Things have come a long way since 2009:

Also upcoming...happy anniversary to my sister-in-law and brother-in-law as they celebrate their 6th anniversary next month!

And since we're on the subject of anniversaries, happy 39 (!!) anniversary to my in-laws this month. Sadly, no pictures of that glorious day are available on my computer at the moment.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012


Who knew my kids could be so brave?

Look at my boy, though I find it funny that he's wearing an Angry Birds shirt.

Those are happy birds.

"Does anyone want any more?"

Sam was the most successful!

Even Zoey helped to feed them.

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Friday, May 25, 2012


What is a trip to Wichita without fishing? 

Note: this was a storm that popped up to our east. At the same time, we started to get calls and emails informing of us a tornado in Olathe.

This is how Zoey fished that night - it was chilly outside, but I think she was one pooped little girl!

Total fish count for the weekend: 4

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