The Konza Prairie.

The Konza Prairie. I love hiking out there. I consider it hiking (even though others consider it walking) because there are some steep hills, a little rocky terrain, etc.

I usually go out here once a week to get in some clean fresh air, and take in the gorgeous views.

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There are different routes you can take, from 2.5 miles up to about 6.5. It doesn’t matter which one you take, they are all a great workout, with great scenery.

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Luckily, they have maps placed at each new lap point so you know where you are and how much farther you have to go.

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Whoa! Look at that! Who knew! Knew what? I have no idea. There is nothing out there. Which is kind of the point. 🙂

Last time I went, I almost came back blind. A grasshopper hit the corner of my eye so hard. It seriously hurt. Luckily, no bruising! And I think the little hopper lived.

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The farther out you go, the more open the views. Every once in a while you can hear vehicles from the interstate, but mostly it’s just the sounds of nature.

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I usually mix up the paths I take each time I go so there is less boredom.

I highly recommend walking these trails at least once, if not dozens more.

If you get tired of walking, just sit on some of the giant rocks they have placed intermittently and just enjoy the view. It’s well worth it.

Keep in mind, it’s a biological research station for K-State so be respectful. Stay on the trails. Don’t bring pets or bikes. Follow the instructions. And if you have a few spare dollars, throw them in the donation container for good karma!

♥ The Rebs.

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We Bought a Thing!!

Guys.

We bought a house.

A gorgeous, single floor, three bedroom, two bath, attached garage, large backyard kind of house.

This is the first morning in what feels like months that I have been able to just sit on the couch and…sit.

It feels good.

 

 

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!

We have had a very busy couple of weeks.

California, Mexico, then Milford. 2 full weeks off work. It was amazing. Read More

Happy Endings.

I have an incredibly long post about our vacation coming up, but I had something I wanted to get off my chest.

Happy Endings might be one of my all time favorite tv shows.

Cinco de Mayo.

May 5th. I put in some overtime hours at work, got my hairs cut, helped a friend with some wedding stuff, and then went out for dinner at La Fiesta, mostly because I had new hair, and got half my makeup done at Ulta. So…why not?

Surprisingly, the wait wasn’t awful. Read More

Putt Putt.

Oh Monday.

I ended up taking an unplanned mental health morning today by sleeping in. I feel so grateful to work in a place that allows flexible schedules.

It was the best thing for myself. Read More

Breaking Bats.

Ever since I met J, I joined his co-rec softball team in the summer. He got a team together…4 or 5 years ago. After the first year, he got the company he works for to sponsor it.

After dealing with some frustrations over the past two years, we decided to get our own personal team together. However, we kept the team name that he created (along with the logo). Read More

Swingers.

Disclaimer: This post isn’t actually about ‘swinging’.

For those who don’t actually know my husband, he isn’t a hugely social guy. I have made that man go on so many new double dates, I used to feel kind of bad for him.

Untilllll…he accepted one on our behalf.

We thought we would just be doing lunch and bowling. We thought wrong.

And it was so much fun! Read More

Graduation.

A new friend of mine is graduating from K-State in May and I am so happy/proud of her.

So much so, that I went out and took some pictures for her as a gift.

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Little Apple Core Challenge, The End.

Weee are the champions, my friiieenndss!!

That’s right. We won! Read More

Jeff Goldblum.

There is a woman in my department who does not like Jeff Goldblum. So, obviously, we all have pictures of him at our desks.

However, I have a special picture at mine. I won this bad boy during a training session.

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I seriously love trivia, competitions, and winning.

Man, this thing is glorious!

Little Apple Core Challenge.

This is the 2nd year Manhattan has had the Little Apple Core Challenge. If you haven’t heard of them before, it’s where local businesses sign up to basically compete against other businesses in different activities. Read More