Gibbons are lightweight apes that can weigh between 10 and 30 pounds.  Like all apes, gibbons don’t have tails.  Unlike all apes, gibbons mate for life.  The lighter colored arm just to the left of this shot, belongs to this cutie’s mate, and every time I’ve visited the Sunset Zoo, the two of them have been […]

The last place I lived when I was a college student at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas (back in a year that started with a 1) was near the Sunset Zoo. My long, mind-clearing walks would often take me through the zoo which was not much more than some native birds and a bobcat or two. […]

When The Chef opened in 1943 in downtown Manhattan, Kansas, Manhattanites had to order and eat fast in the small cafe, because a long line of people were ready to take their place.  Today, there is still usually a line for a table in the cozy restaurant featured as Food Network’s ultimate breakfast joint for the state of […]

Tiramisu at Bella's in Manhattan, Kansas

No trip to Manhattan, Kansas is complete without feeding the college kids as much non-dorm food as they can handle.  This was the icing on the cake at the end of the meal.

…and no trip to Aggieville is complete without saying hello to Oliver at The Dusty Bookshelf. Click on image to enlarge

As the Twinners‘ senior year continues to gallop along, the college visits continue.  While both have been accepted to Kansas State, I bet only one of them will end up attending school there next fall.  Meanwhile, no trip to the “Little Apple” is complete without at least a quick visit to Aggieville. Click on image to […]