So many times I take pictures and forget I even took them. I downloaded all of the pictures off of my digital camera and realized that I completely forgot to write about the awesome time we had on a mini vacation in September!
The whole goal of this mini vacation was to get out of Dodge for the weekend, and go down to see the leaves changing along the Ohio river. There were a few other festivals that we were planing on attending as well.
So, we loaded up the truck, and we moved to Beverly….not really…but we did go to the hills. Not the Hollywood Hills, but the hills of Kentucky!
We drove down on a Friday night after work and got into the hotel kinda late. Ace was zonkerred out and Momma and I quickly followed his lead.
Saturday morning we got up early to go to a harvest festival/car show a few towns over. We get to the little po-dunk town and there was nothing…not one car being showed. We drove around the 5 whole blocks of this town to realize that their website was wrong. We finally found a sign advertising the car show… THE NEXT WEEKEND.
So much for the car show. We had all day and a full tank of gas. We just started driving and saw a sign for a National Park. We had not visited a National Park since we lived in Colorado. Ohio just does not have many extreme wilderness areas…ya know?
We paid for our day pass and drove about 10 miles back into this forest until we found ourselves parked at the end of a hiking trail alongside the Ohio River. Ace has never been hiking…let’s do it!
Off we go…hiking through the forest. It was pretty muddy because it rained the night before, and Ace hit every mud puddle along the trail. I rolled up the bottoms of Ace’s pants to keep them from getting too muddy…and I had to roll up mine as well. We were having fun!
The cliffs were amazingly high…and steep!
Tall Cliffs Near The Ohio River
Ace got to see a lot of things he had never seen before…big cliffs, the Ohio River, people riding horses, and even a few barges hauling stuff down the river (one was hauling port-a-potties…a whole barge full of porta-potties!)
We hiked and hiked…and hiked! I’m surprised that Ace’s little stubby legs still worked! But he did stop a few times to take a rest…
Taking A Rest While Hiking
We hiked all the way back to the truck where ace decided that there was something wrong with the front tire..
Dad, Here Is The Problem...
And after he fixed the problem…not real sure what he did…we headed back out on the road.
We came across a little park that marked a battle site from the Civil War…or something. ( I never have been a history buff.) There was a cannon that was used in the battle, and for some reason an old cabin.
Looking Down The Barrell Of A Cannon
Notice the jacket that Momma is wearing? It’s the one I reviewed…
Which by the way has been moved over to the new DadThing Reviews Blog!
Sitting On The Front Porch Of An 1800's Cabin
We quickly bored ourselves with a history lesson and headed back out onto the road. This time we ended up at the Louisville zoo!
Just so happens they were having a trick or treat night!! So, we got Ace dressed up in his best Fire Fighter Uniform and went to keep all of the zoo animals safe from any blazing infernos.
Firefighter Halloween Costume
And wouldn’t you know it…Dorothy, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow from Oz were there!
We just had to meet them…and get our pictures taken with them…
The Tin Man and Dorothy
The Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion
Dad and Ace at the Emerald Palace!
Notice the bottoms of my pants?
Yup, some ‘tard forgot to roll them back down after hiking…
I guess Momma is right…I am special sometimes.