Sunday, August 1, 2010

It's been a while...

First off, a HUGE thanks to my leading man for blogging while I was away.  Yes, I am totally aware that Andy is a much better writer than I am, but I will continue to carry the torch.  There is something to be said for lots of pictures and easy reading, right?

Well, I returned home on Wednesday only to leave again on Friday.  I'm ready to stay put for a while!  Andy, Duncan, and I ventured to Chester, Illinois to visit with his granny.  We also were able to spend time with Grammy, Rob, and Erin.  Along the way, and between visits to see Granny, we learned a bit more about the history of the area around Chester.  Rob is quite the tour guide!!!  All in all, we were really glad we made the trip.  Here are some pictures of our adventures...

To start off the weekend, Duncan got to spend some quality time with his Grammy.  He loves her very much!


One of the first stops we made was in Kaskaskia.  Basically, due to the changing of the Mississippi River's course, Kaskaskia, IL ended up on the Missouri side of the river.  Really interesting!  So we drove over to see the sights.  Here we are at their Liberty Bell monument (a gift from King Louis).


It also has a crack in it!


I made sure to sign us all in so people would know that we had been there. :)


Andy listening to Rob explain a bit more about how Kaskaskia was formed...


Next, we drove to a place called Beaver Island.  This piece of land was also formed by the changing of the river's flow.


Another shot of the island...


This handy little sign explains what happened...


Naturally, we took "beaver" pictures with the Beaver Island sign...


HAHA!!!  Andy's first words after this picture, "This better not make it onto the blog."  Oops!  His beaver face is going to need some work...

So after our visiting was through, we headed back to Nashville this afternoon.  But, along the way, Andy suggested that we drive by my old house in Paducah, KY.  For those of you who may not know, I was born in Paducah and lived there through fifth grade.  Although I lived in three different houses during my Paducah days, I showed him the last house that we lived in.


Here she is!  This house brings back so many memories--it was really neat to show Andy a piece of my childhood.  It's also nice being married to someone who cares enough to want to see it. :) 

Enjoy the last moments of your weekend!!!


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