After 16 days at the factory learning how to operate our new home, we were finally ready to leave the nest and strike out on our own. Karly and Jake were also ready to find some new open fields to play in.
We had to negotiate over three miles of steep Kansas farm roads to reach the lake, but were rewarded by having the whole place to ourselves.
After a nice hike in the preserve around the lake, we broke out the dutch oven for the first time and cooked a Mexican feast. We ended the day with a few beers from the Tall Grass Brewery in Manhattan, KS (www.tallgrassbeer.com/ ) a nice sunset, and watching the local family of beaver splash around in the water by our campsite.