Sunday, June 1, 2008

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

We had a wonderful time on our vacation- from fellowshipping with wonderful friends to enjoying the Creation Museum and God's wonderful, beautiful earth. Here are some fun pictures from our trip!

Our first stop was Dallas, where we stayed with my beautiful pregnant friend Rachel. Isn't her belly gorgeous?? I just loved feeling little Luke wiggle and hiccup.



Next we drove to Hot Springs, Arkansas. We went on tours of the springs and bath houses from the 1900's, and then camped... while it stormed :) It was a little... damp... but fun. Hubby said I'm a real prairie muffin.



The bath houses were very neat- a little reminiscent of Titanic. Touring the showers was a little weird...


The piano lady, dressed in the newest of fashions.


Hubby enjoying the promenade.


After enjoying some *very* hot spring water, we headed to the Gardens. They were majestic, breathtaking... unbelievable. The chapel there was truly amazing. Alas, the camera died before we reached the chapel and the bridge.

Even when one is enjoying the outdoors, one must stay connected. :)


Hubby took some beautiful pictures of flowers.


To give you an idea of how big the trees were!


I absolutely *loved* Arkansas- I was so sad to leave! We were there for only two days- sniff! I want to go back, definitely. The people were so nice, and the trees were enormous!!

On to Tennessee...

Memphis was... disappointing. Here is the most fun we had: imitating the giant statues. I guess Memphis would be more fun if you liked that kind of music...

Hubby posing like Elvis.


Me doing the best air guitar I know how to do (terrible).



Allright, onto Nashville to see our friends!


One can simply not go to Nashville without hearing some country music. Some was good- some was... not.


We ate crackers and cheese at a vineyard. Upon reflection, the vineyard looks a lot like a graveyard in pictures. Hmph.


Awww, we love each other. :)


To Kentucky!!

The most Providential meeting of friends from Texas in Louisville, Kentucky. Amazing!


Bethan is the Hostess with the Most-ess. Isn't she adorable?


Menfolk.


Such a sweetheart! And one of the best wives I know. What an inspiration :)


From there we headed to the Creation Museum. But I must break from blogging... my hands are tired... and we took about a million pictures there. :)

4 comments:

Ready Maid said...

I just love reading blog posts of people who genuinely enjoy Hot Springs, Ark. And judging from your "We-Love-Each-Other" picture, you fit the bill!

Named as the No. 1 place in America to retire by geographer Warren Bland , Hot Springs was confirmed as a top retirement destination on a recent Today Show segment by realtor Barbara Corcoran.

I gotta admit, Hot Springs is a pretty cool place to live, even for those of us who aren't yet retired.

To see some of the things we enjoy, check out these short docu-videos at Spa Vlogger.

Rebecca McCormick,
Travel Journalist and Photographer,
The Sentinel-Record

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Lauren said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! I'm glad you all had so much fun!

Sarah Jane Meister said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time! I can't wait to hear/see about the Creation Museum. That's not terribly far from here and we're planning on going ourselves one of these days.

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with all of us! :)

Emily said...

Oh wow what great pictures. What a fun filled time!!! You should have visited Chattanooga, TN. It's great (it's the closest large city to me...about 30 minutes).

 

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