Monday, October 12, 2015

Kentucky Part 2

On our second full day in Kentucky, after Daddy left for the conference, we went for a swim!

The kids spent most of their swim time "diving for jewels", which really meant swimming to the bottom and capturing these sequins.  Apparently it's tricky, because they try to move away from your hand.  This kept them quite busy.

Lucy got cold so Nana let her cuddle.

After this, we ate lunch and went to a wonderful playground at a gorgeous riverside park!  They played here a WHILE!

When you get hot, you push this button to get misted. :D  We were big fans of this.  It definitely sustained our play time!

Clyde being brotherly and giving his sisters a free ride.

Lucy picked the local brew house for dinner and her Daddy showed up to surprise us!  BEST burgers ya'll!!!

The next day, the girls dressed up in Colonial clothing to visit the historic home of George Rogers Clark, Locust Grove.  Colonial was a little early for this period, but it was the closest we had.  George Rogers Clark was a fascinating frontier Revolutionary War hero, who Clyde is presently learning about.  I had high hopes for this excursion.

We made it to the gift shop...

And the small welcome museum...

But right as we entered the house and the tour JUST started, Lu got really I headed out to let her change into something cooler.  When we arrived back at the house, with her still weak, we found Iris in the same condition.  So we changed her clothes and just left. Narry a picture. :(

 Here's a link....I really want to go back and visit!

After cooling off, re-hydrating, and a picnic next to the river, they were up and running again...

When returned to downtown, I walked them to Stephen's conference where he whisked them away to the oh-so-fun Lock Pick Village!

While they did that and Nana rested, I ate apple bread pudding!  (not all of it by far)

And did some sight seeing.

The next morning, Nana and I returned to the playground we went to earlier.  We had a picnic and let the kids play. 

Iris pretended to be Raven, her new beloved character from Teen Titans.  Lucy was Starfire and Clyde was Beast Boy.  (no pics)

Later we toured St Matthew's Mall (really beautiful for a mall!) bought Clyde a new jacket (he lost his), and went to the dollar theater to see Ant Man!  They LOVED it!!

Late that night, Nana kindly watched over the kids for us while I joined Stephen and some of the other hacker wives at DerbyCon.  These ladies were SO nice!!  Caroline, one of the other wives, and I went upstairs to a concert sponsored by the Con.  It was....interesting.  We laughed SO hard.  Probably shouldn't have.  This gymnastic lady was actually really good.  The music and other oddities were....not so much.

Sunday morning we headed out!

Everyone was pretty pooped when we got home, but it had been a good trip!

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