Oh, summer in Kansas. Why must you be so hot? Actually, I must admit, June has been rather mild. Saturday, however, was a bit too warm for me, especially since we spent most of the day outside. We drove an hour to Lindsborg, Kansas, "Little Sweden U.S.A.," for what has become a family tradition: the Midsummer's Festival in Lindsborg, then a little excursion to Coronado Heights.
We arrived a couple hours later than usual. I don't know if and when they performed, but we never saw any folk dancing on this trip! Instead, we heard lots of music and wandered in and out of shops. We even wandered around town, away from the festival, just to see new sights. We were in Lindsborg about two hours, then Coronado Heights for another hour. I then spent another half hour trying to find the Höglund Dugout - what reader of On the Banks of Plum Creek hasn't wanted to see a real dugout before? - but I struck out. I think I was in the right vicinity, but I didn't see any signs or anything. I will plan better and try harder the next time we travel up that way.
|From Anderson Butik.|
|Um, this was an amazing candy bar. Each bite felt enormous, and the nuts were chunky and plentiful.|
|At the moment I took this picture, these guys were playing Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." Prior to that, it was "Air on a G String" by J.S. Bach.|
|Set up in front of the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess. The knights were dala horses.|
|She has just spied a lizard.|
We made it to Shakespeare in the park that night. By the time we got home, I couldn't wait to shower and defunk. Oh, and how right-handed am I? Well, we have spray sunblock, and I did okay until I had to spray my right shoulder with my weak left hand. I have one patch of sunburn, and it's on my right shoulder. ha!
Last night, we had a big storm, which cooled things off. Today, I am sick. Well, I'm still hoping it's just a bad allergy attack, but I should probably concede defeat...
Happy Summer! And if you're in the southern hemisphere, happy winter! (That's my season, you know.)
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