Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve

Tom and I went to the Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve this weekend, a two hour drive from our apartment. Only 4% of the native prairie landscape that once covered the Western US remains in tact, and this is the largest remaining section of it. Due to the record drought, the grass was not very tall this year, but we were lucky enough to see the preserves heard of Bison up close on the bus tour the National Park Service runs every morning for visitors. It's a wonderfully run park and a beautiful place to visit, well worth the trip from Kansas City. Here are some pictures:

One of five new calves born on the preserve this spring, now the heard totals 21.

The prairie: same grass, not as tall.

Tom, me, and not much else.

I love a good tour bus.

A short hike away, the Lower Fox Creek School.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sioux Falls-in in love.

Greetings from South Dakota! The Atchity clan and I attended a lovely wedding in Sioux Falls on Saturday, and we have a great old time. Here are some pictures from the Instagram files.

Your standard mid-western road trip scenery.

 Stumbled upon this gem while exploring Falls Park. !!!!

Parade of flags. Can you spot the Liberian flag?

The Falls of Sioux Falls.

Beautiful Day!

 Lovely ceremony. Congratulations to Carl and Ashley.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Oh, those crazy kids.

Hello, internet users. Tom and I would really love to win this free wedding (!!!) so I thought I should populate this blog with some pictures of us to prove that we are real. Because we are! And we would rock that free wedding!

Here we are at Tom's recent Blues Brothers Birthday Party. 
Many an Orange Whip was consumed

On a trip to Philadelphia. We really love food

I love this picture Tom took of me and my cool color changing cup. This is at the 
Vinland, Kansas fair, where they thought Tom was the livestock judge

That's my Tom! He's fun.

Us at a wedding, we clean up OK!