Squaw Creek

We ended up at Squaw Creek today after driving down from Ankeny, Iowa where we were at some meetings.

The nature areas seem to suit us more than hours of sitting ! ! !

some muskrat houses


on top of the hiking ridge view


quite the climb !



a little rest 🙂


short 2 day trip

We went to Warrensburg and Knob Noster State park. Nice, but no more will I stay in a basement airbnb place – just not as fun as when you have the whole thing. People are on top and basements are usually not as nice. Besides, I figured out I spent about 1/3 or more of my college years in basement apartments. Also, today would have been my mother-in-law’s 94th birthday, but she passed away July 13, 2015. Bless her soul ! ! !

The Red Oak leaf is on the right, and the White Oak leaf is on the left. The Post Oak is a variation of the White Oak.


This is at a lake in Warrensburg.


spice mixes

Taco Seasoning:
1 tbsp chili powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
¼ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Chili Seasoning:
1 tsp paprika
2 tsps ground cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp oregano
2 tsps garlic powder

Cajun Seasoning:
1 tsp cayenne
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 ¼ tsp dried oregano
2 ½ tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp cumin
2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

Dill Seasoning:
1 tsp dried dill
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp dried onion flakes
1 tsp salt

These look good – from Savings Experiment

gorgeous nice walk this morning (there is a Robin in the tree):