And she replied, "Oh, is summer over?"
It is difficult to tell down here in the land of endless summer weather...but school has begun in most places-for friends and family, not me, of course, and it was a little cooler here yesterday morning, and the snowbirds have begun returning, so I would say, "yes, summer is done."
We had a great summer. It really did go by quickly. In honor of all those students who have probably been asked to write an essay, here is my photo journal of "What I Did on my Vacation."
In June, we took a road trip north. First stop, Chattanooga, TN. Not far from our hotel was Ruby Falls. (Those AAA guide books are really handy!)
|After taking an elevator deep underground we walked about a mile in a cavern to see the tallest underground waterfall.|
(This is the world's largest barrel, according to the sign.)
|This is the antebellum plantation house where "My Old Kentucky Home" was said to have been composed by Stephen Foster. We toured it inside. Beautiful and huge!|
|After leaving KY, we drove to Iowa to spend a few days while visiting son #2.|
We found a small hiking trail along the Des Moines River.
|at the zoo|
|DH said we could stop and see the largest ball of twine. Who knew, it was just down the road in Darwin, MN! There is a little museum beside the gazebo sheltering the big ball of twine.|
|Here we are saying goodbye. That's Joel and Julie's church, Zion Lutheran, in the background. What a great visit that was!|
|As we were driving the highway, DH saw a sign that said "Iowa's largest skillet" and took the exit. What a guy!|
|Last stop north of Savannah, GA. This big rocker was outside the restaurant, so we had to take a picture, of course!|
It was a great three weeks, 13 states, and 4000 miles!