End of Spring 2016

Throughout much of this spring, we’ve made a point of absolutely maximizing outdoor time during the phenomenal weather that Kansas offers during the spring.  Being native northerners means the summers in Kansas can be rather difficult for us.  The term that best describes the heat and humidity in July and August around here is ‘oppressive’ — and even if overused, the term is very apt.  So ahead of the summer heat, we’ve been making a point of getting outside a lot.

Several weekends ago, we went for a hike along the Cedar Crest Trail on the edge of Topeka.  We’ve never been to this park until now and found it to be quite enjoyable.  In fact, we’ve even pegged it for some summertime visits because the trail is densely wooded, meaning lots of shade!  We hiked down to the shore of the Kansas river and were able to get a few overhead shots along the way:

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Back at 4629:

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Daisies in full bloom:

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