Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fort Riley…

Yesterday I got to go on an awesome field trip. It wasn’t far from Manhattan, but it is definitely something worth seeing.


My friend from back home, Megan (pictured here with “her” Humvee on the right), is in the Air Force, but is stationed at Fort Riley (which is an Army base), training and preparing to go to Afghanistan. She leaves the middle of August, so she took time out of her busy training schedule to give me a tour.

There are Humvees EVERYWHERE on base! The ones with small glass windows are bullet-proof.  DSC00002 DSC00003 DSC00004

Megan’s housing:DSC00005

Inside of a Humvee (not a bullet-proof one like Megan rides in)DSC00006 DSC00007 

First Capitol of Kansas:DSC00031

Big trucks:DSC00012


Housing for most of the men. There are around 40 guys per room!DSC00014 

Megan said they have these trains go through all the time:DSC00016

One of the high-up officer’s houses. These were so nice!DSC00017

This is where General Custer’s horse, Chief, is buried:DSC00018 DSC00019

Memorial with Custer’s statue:

Custer’s house:DSC00025

Beautiful views from the base:DSC00021     DSC00026   DSC00029 DSC00030 

Thanks Megan for giving me the tour!

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