This father's day weekend was spent in Simpson, Kansas at a relaxing Bed & Breakfast called Cottage on the River. We met up with my parents and Ben & Jamie on Saturday in Beloit, and drove in together. We had lots of fun exploring the area and eating at Trapper's restaurant (the food is almost worth the wait!! :)
There was a lot of great old magazines and books available at the cottage, and as you can see Brett, Jamie, and even Madigan enjoyed looking through them! (Although I was particularly smitten with the 1970's magazine "True Story" myself.)
On Sunday after an amazing breakfast of rolls, omelets and juice, we went exploring the area.
According to information that Grandma Joyce had given dad, her Grandpa Beck had built a stone house in the area in the 1880's. Sure enough, we found it and explored away! We found the rock with his name and date on it above what used to be the old front door.
This is a picture of the inside of the house- as you can tell it's not exactly kept up anymore, but I found it amazing that a house built in the 1800's by my ancestors was still standing at all.
After finding the house and looking around the area, we also walked through the old Simpson cemetery. There are several old headstones, some hand carved. One even had this interesting "Confederate War Veteran" emblem beside it.
Itwas a nice relaxing weekend, and considering the week we have ahead of us, we really needed it. Thank you, so much, mom & dad for providing us with that great escape!
Happy father's day!