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Louisberg Cider Mill

Louisberg Cider Mill is a mill where they specialize in apple cider, apple doughnuts and a pumpkin patch. You can watch them clean and press the apples to make the cider and fry the doughnuts through a few windows. Another perk is that they have pumpkins for sale at the general store or you can go pick them from the actual pumpkin patch. Every year they have a corn field maze that changes design every year.

Louisberg Cider Mill has been making delicious apple cider this way since 1977 and has earned a spot on the Kansas Historical Society’s website (1).

It is a fun family activity for the family. Plenty of activities for the kids.

(1) http://www.louisburgcidermill.com/
(2) all pictures taken by me on my cell phone

My wife before she got lost in the maze. Let me know if you find in there! Could not see much through the maze because the corn was so thick and tall.

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My wife leading us before I went a different route.

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My view of the exit but no wife in site!

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A view going in to the maze where the kid area and pumpkin patch are located.



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A view of the old fashion store and doughnut case of apple cider doughnuts. Worth the trip alone! They even sell their own cider cold or warm.

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Why I Adventure

Socrates vs. Sophists


Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher from 470/469 BC – 399 BC. Much of his beliefs are extracted from off of the writings of Plato, as none of his writings, if there was any, are known. Through Plato, (a student of Socrates), Socrates was renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics. The Sophists on the other hand, were a specific kind of teacher that started during the beginning of Ancient Greece, and lasted through the Roman Empire. When Socrates started to teach what he believed to be true (which was contrary to that of the Sophists), there began to be contentions between Socrates followers, and the followers of the Sophist teachers. Through these contentions questions arose, and problems escalated. However Socrates was able to seal what he believed to be true with his life, when he was executed. There were many things that separated Socrates beliefs form that…

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Mackey Clan Information

The Mackays claim descent from the Royal House of Moray through the line of Morgund of Pluscarden and were originally known as Clan Morgan. The acceptance of the Mackay’s origin deriving from Morgund of Pluscardine is one suggested by Sir Learney as a possible answer to why the clan was called Morgan by Sir Robert Gordon. A possible correct answer to the Morgan question is that the clan name came from an early member named Morgan. Others suggested that Duncan mac Sithig, leader of Clan Morgan, in 1130, was an ancestor of the MacEth/Morgan/Mackay ancestor of our clan. In fact, Duncan was Duncan son of Shaw, possibly of the Duff’s of Fife, of the Macintosh line. There may be no connection with these “mac Sithig” Morgans to that of the Clan Mackay.

The (Mackey) clansmen were removed to Sutherland where they rose to a powerful position, at one time owning lands from Drimholisten to Kylescue. Their later title of MacKay comes from a chief so named living at the time of David II. The first record of the name was in 1326 when Gilchrist M’ay, progenitor of the Mackays of Ugadale, made a payment to the Constable of Tarbert. The Mackays supported Bruce and fought with him at Bannockburn and by 1427 the chief, Angus Dubh Mackay was described as leader of “4 000 Strathnaver men”. Their fortunes fluctuated over the centuries and many bitter feuds ensued with the Sutherlands and Rosses. In the troubles of the 17th and 18th centuries the Mackays supported the Hanovarian forces against the Jacobites and helped secure the far north for the government. The Mackays of Strathnaver are especially remembered for the famous “Mackay Regiment” raised for the service of the Dutch and Swedish crowns during the 17th century. As a result of this many clansmen settled in Holland and Sweden and gave rise to a number of noble families there. In 1628, Sir Donald Mackay was raised to the peerage of Lord Reay by Charles I. His grandson, Colonel Aeneas Mackay of the Scotch-Dutch Brigade, married the heiress of the Baron van Haefton. The Mackays suffered badly in the Strathnaver clearances between 1815 and 1818 and finally in 1829 the Reay estate was sold to the Sutherland family and in 1875 the chiefship passed to Baron Mackay van Opermet who became 10th Lord Reay. His nephew Baron Aeneas Mackay, prime minister of the Netherlands was the great grandfather of the present chief.



As of last night it is officially fall. The leaves are turning and the smell of fall is soon us. So it’s time to start planning those trips to places where the leaves start turning all the fall colors. This is the start of everything pumpkin flavored; coffee, cake, cookies and pie. What are some of your favorite places to go for fall?

This also the time of year everything zombie, ghost, vampire comes on tv. Best time of year to go ghost hunting, visit a haunted house (real or staged). What is your favorite scary thing? Ghost? Vampire? Wolfman?

Not to forget the stores start displaying Christmas items as well.

Ancient Greece


Ancient Greece, an early Greek Civilization that can be traced all the way back to the Stone Age Hunters, (an advanced period of caveman). It started during the archaic period and lasted until the end of the antiquity. Greece, unlike any other country did not have a federal reign over them; rather they were governed by city. However they did share common beliefs, and traditions. Some of their traditions have been shared around the world on a Biennial scale. At the end of the antiquity, and during the start of the Middle- Ages, Classical Greece began. Classical Greek started with the repelling of the Persian invasion by the Athenian leadership. Rome is well known to be one of, if not the greatest empires in history. However, much of Classical Greece’s culture, especially philosophy had an extremely powerful impact on the Roman Empire, and even spread to Mediterranean Basin and Europe…

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