Missouri River, Leavenworth prison, Geocaching and some cooking.

Let us leave the Fort and go to Leavenworth proper.  Above, you can see that Leavenworth is the first city of Kansas.  Below, the bridge that gets us across the Missouri River.
Here we are in Riverfront Park where Lewis and Clark traveled so many years ago.
Information about Leavenworth.
Under the bridge.

L. looking for something to eat.

E. looking cute.  I learned how to put children in car seats on this trip.
We’ve seen the old DB (disciplinary barracks) on post and I’ve seen the new DB.  But what about Leavenworth Prison?  Here it is!  Looking quite nice with a silver dome on top.
Just to be clear, the one on post is the Army prison, this one in the town of Leavenworth is the Federal prison.
We stopped at park and I went on my very first geocache.  Here is our find.
Searching through our treasure.
The bushes we had to go through to get to the geocache.

Back at home we (meaning not me, but I watched) made frozen jello pops.  They have jello in the bottom, and sprite on the top.

The girls cooking.

4 thoughts on “Missouri River, Leavenworth prison, Geocaching and some cooking.”

  1. Oh I see that I made a rookie mistake and fused the tow prisons together in some way. Thanks for the clarification. I like those river posts. Can Idaho kids not feel some connection to L & C as they comprised so much of our 4th grade studies? I enjoyed teaching about Virginian TJ and bringing in a little Idaho/LC during those lessons (though not required by my state standards). Yummy, jello pops sound tasty.

  2. That bridge is fantastic, and so is Leavenworth prison. I really wasn't expecting it to look that nice. I guess I've mostly seen more modern prisons, which were, by and large, 1960s/70s ugly. So is geocaching like scavenger hunting? I've never really understood the concept.

  3. Geocaching is where someone hides something filled with things and then publishes the coordinates. People can then search out the cache and log that they found it. They get to take something out of the cache as a reward, but they have to leave something too. That's it at its most basic. There are other levels (puzzles and items that are passed along, etc.) but that's the deal. I just typed in your zip code and there are 20 caches listed on the first page alone, from .2 to .8 mile.

    I've also looked into Letterboxing, which is the same idea, but you have your own stamp and a stamp book and when you find a box, you stamp the box's stamp in your book and leave a your stamp in the box's book. I've been meaning to start Letterboxing for years, but haven't yet got around to making my stamp.

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