Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Day 2: July 14 Effingham to Manhattan

On the second day of our drive, we made it to Manhattan, KS

On the way, we had 2 field trips.  First a short stop at Graham Cave State Park, where we had ALSO been before.  Then a longer stop at Powell Gardens outside of Kansas City.  It was amazing!  And SOOO hot.  We walked around for a couple of hours though and got some good food in their cafe.

A large part of the botanical garden was dedicated to food gardening.  You could go up in this silo to view the gardens. A large part was laid out like quilt patterns, mostly with vegetables and herbs.

We liked this old bed that was being used in a veggie garden. 

And I liked this gourd hen house too!

There was also a gorgeous water garden section with rock wall plantings and lots of lily pads.

 The garden also had an exhibit of lego art, so here are some of our favorites!

 The bird feeder was full of legos!

In the water garden

Finally, I loved this statue of the rabbits.  The one on the left looks so annoyed. Like "OMG. Get off me, it's like 95 degrees."

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