|Our daughter was excited to find this surprise on the side of the hill.|
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Exploring Smith Center was our last adventure on July 23. Angel wasn't even sure she wanted to explore Smith Center because she grew up in Norton. Norton Bluejays and Smith Center Redman are not friends and there has always been quite the rivalry. However, exploring Smith Center led to discovering some pretty amazing sites. There is a park in the center of town surrounding the Old Dutch Mill. The mill was currently being used for a birthday party, so we could not explore inside, but the outside was absolutely amazing. There also happens to be a fun playground and wooden train that the kiddos had fun playing with. There are also wheelchair accessible bathrooms in this park. This could be a fun place to spend several hours on a nice day.
One of Angel's favorite adventures this far, was the Home on the Range Cabin in Athol. This was part of our adventure on July 23. What a treasure that has been preserved for history. We are so lucky that someone realized it's importance and decided to keep it around (and in decent shape). With so many houses falling apart, or having been torn down, it is a miracle. Unfortunately, there was no one with us to break into song and completely serenade us on our adventure. http://kansas150th-150thingstodoinkansas.blogspot.com/2011_02_01_archive.html
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Our adventure the weekend of July 23 started with the Dane G. Hansen Museum. It is hard to believe such a small town can have such a nice museum with changing exhibits. While we were there, the exhibit was "The Curious World of Patents." We got to see examples of many inventions we had never really considered. There are also permanent exhibits of some artwork, Japanese artifacts, firearms, Mr. Hansen's office, etc. Angel has been to the museum many times for things such as the annual Arts & Crafts Show, Kansas Honors Program, etc. She had never spent much time exploring the inside of the museum and maybe should have before now. There are some very interesting exhibits coming up that we may have to go explore. Check out the website. http://www.hansenmuseum.org/
|Check out the security guard taking such good care of the museum.|