BC: A Good Beginning Makes a Good Ending
1: ROAD TRIP JULY 5, 2010 Mom,Ashley, Tiana and I set out for a 5 day 4 night road trip. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky is the plan...we'll see.
2: D A Y
3: SPRINGFIELD,IL JULY 5,2010
4: The | Launching Pad | Wilmington,Illinois
5: My old elementary school. Wilmington, Illinois i i
6: Coal mine hill that Mom as a little girl and us kids used to play on. ~Braceville~ | Pouting on church steps, as I did when I was little. ~Island City Baptist Church~ | Spot on Kankakee River where Dad and Mom went ice skating on their 1st date. ~Island Park~Wilmington~ | W i l m i n g t o n
7: Island Park Wilmington
8: Tiana and Ernie's german shepherd "Heidi" bonding. | Tiana fell in love with this pomeranian at a pet store in Coal City.
9: Look Grandma! | Gotta Love Me!!
10: START YOUR ENGINES
12: DAY 2
13: "Flowers look up to the sun: Children look up to their Mothers." | Elkhart, Indiana July 6, 2010
17: It is easier to go down a mountain than up, but the view is always best from the top. | We did it!!
20: Wednesday Day 3
23: Wednesday Day 3
26: Food Drying House | Smoke House
27: "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time." - David Brenner
28: Don't Let The Bedbugs Bite After hours of driving and the darker it got, we stopped at the first place we could find without having to drive another hour. We ended up at a trucker's motel/bar. Needless to say, it was an experience. Light fixtures hanging off the wall, bugs, stinky water...the works. While in bed, the doorknob moved and we got scared. That's when we went into "lock-down" mode. I created a barricade between the door and TV stand. If anyone tried to get in we would know about if. Ashley got out her pepper spray to defend ourselves. It was definitely a night we'd never forget!!
29: THE | Rat Trap | Hotel | checking the windows | finished barricade | starting barricade | pepper spray
30: laughter | medicine | is the | BEST | OHIO
31: D | Do a little dance . . . | What are you doing? | Geez Tiana You stink!!! | Group hug
33: Thursday Day 4
34: NEWPORT AQUARIUM
35: SIGHTSEE | to go about seeing sights of interest
41: the family that plays together... stays together
42: ASHLEY | TIANA
43: MOM & ME
44: SHARK FEEDING We were lucky to be at the aquarium at the right time to see them feed Sweet Pea and Scooter. . .the sharks. A fairly tame flathead shark wanted fed really bad also and kept pushing and running into the diver. It was really neat to watch.
47: This is a bridge in Louisville, Kentucky that I was dreading to drive over the Ohio river on. Mom and the girls were trying to make conversation with each other to make noise. They were finding off the wall stuff to talk about so I wouldn't be so nervous. Once I got on the bridge though, I wasn't nervous at all. So I was Looking all over,enjoying the view and they are running out of stuff to talk about, but still trying to think of things because they didn't know I wasn't nervous anymore! It was so funny!! | Ha | Ha | Ha
48: is a little world created by love. | On our last night we got to our hotel early in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. We swam and just kicked back because we had a busy day planned tomorrow. We are hitting the malls in Louisville, then heading towards home. Mom is laughing at me eating my giant pixy stix I got at the aquarium.
49: July 9, 2010 The next morning we was all loaded and ready to go when Mom had to go to the bathroom. So when she went back inside we moved the durango to the other side of the hotel. When she came out and realized the car was gone,the look on her face was so funny! It was also sad because she stood in place for a minute. We yelled at her and when she turned around it looked like she was gonna cry! Sorry Mom...we wouldn't leave you!!!!
50: day 5
51: On our way home we seen a town in Indiana called Santa Claus. We decided to check it out. It wasn't very big at all, but every street and business was named to go along with the holiday theme.
52: 7/9/10 After a lot of miles, I think the girls are wore out.
53: TWO PEAS IN A POD