Hey all —
I’m back to my usual antics this week, with a visit to Bluebird Diner and trying the “The King” grilled peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, bacon and banana sandwich, meeting with the illustrious Barbara Waterman-Peters and exploring the terrifying haunted trail in the Topeka Haunted Woods.
First — Bluebird. There are few things that rile up C-J photog Chris Neal, but he told everyone at this diner how outrageous it was that I’ve never tried it. So I want to hear from you my fine readers, have you? What did you think? Apparently Bluebird’s recipe is #FoodandFun approved.
New this year is the Topeka Haunted Woods in Forest Park. Tucked back by Reser’s, this nonprofit hosts an outdoor venue for all kinds of events, not just haunted ones. This is its first year, featuring zombie laser tag, escape rooms and a haunted trail, with proceeds benefiting the Boy Scouts of America and renovations to the park.
Finally, meeting Barbara. For months I have heard Barbara’s name and how amazing she is, and it took until this week to finally meet her.
I was enamored by her spirit and drive and thoroughly enjoyed our brief interview. What really stood out to me was one of the artists featuring her for their view of the “NOTO Plein Air Project Exhibition,” a testimony to her impact on the community. This exhibit is going to be very cool, and I can’t wait to see the final product.