Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Vacation, In Photos

Yes, I'm starting out with a photo of pumped milk. An entire cooler full, that took me two solid months to store up, and Eleanor refused all of it. But at least it was there, just in case, and I was allowed to go on this trip because of it.
So, you'll notice that there are a lot of photos two gals that are just heads on sticks. My Aunt Jen and my sister Michelle couldn't make it on our first annual girls' trip, so we brought them along. Michelle was in on the joke; Aunt Jen was not. It took two days of posting her photo online (FB and Instagram) before she noticed. Hahaha. We should have made one for my cousin, Hannah, too. Next time!
ordering breakfast on the start of the road trip

This next of my favorite stories of the whole trip. We had only been on the road about 15 minutes when we had to stop for road construction. We are sitting here, waiting for the pilot truck to come fetch us, and this guy, please see below...he decided he was hungry. It's about 9 in the morning here. Leaning down holding that stop sign was too much work for him.


He finally gave up. He held his hand out to tell the car in front of us to keep stopping, put the sign down, and rummaged through his cooler to find his sandwich.

Oh yes, he did. 

Satisfied, and just in time, he waves us on, with the sandwich.

Michelle napped in the backseat. Lazy.

Oh look! She found her hubby's BBQ joint!

cool creepy bridge

Aunt Jen needed coffee before she could drive again.

Look closely. That is a donkey crossing sign. Nashville, near Vandy, for a high school. I'm guessing this was their mascot?

The perfect man store. And yes, we actually went in. Just a couple hours after stopping at the Christian bookstore. 


So there's this yard sale. The World's Longest Yard Sale to be exact. It's something I've always wanted to do.  It stretches from Michigan to Alabama, is the first weekend in August every year, and it happened to be on the same weekend that we had to drive on Highway 127! So we made one stop, Mom found something, and now I can say I've done it. Sort of - I'm going back one year to do the whole thing.

State Dock. Lake Cumberland, KY. 

I'm at one end of the boat...see how long it is? That's the hot tub in the center.

This was actually taken on the first day, right when we boarded. We had just loaded the boat in the rain.  It poured that entire morning.
Top Row, L to R: Terri, Mom, Cheryl, Pam, Talia, Debbie
Bottom Row: Brittany, me, Chrissy, Christine

There was a lot of tugging the boat back to shore as my sister Brittany tied off.

Okay, really, this one was more for effect than anything.

We promised Michelle a ride down the water slide. She and Brittany were the only ones to go, because it turned out to be a really rough ride.

our buckets and buckets of stuff. The dock crew assured us they'd seen worse. 

Back on the phones as soon as we got service again. :)

Saw this on our way home and it reminded us of the Griswolds. 

We joked that we should sell all of our geodes that we found during the week...turns out, people actually do. 

Mom found with this antique ironing board, and it rode home with us over the next two days.

loaded in pouring rain, and had to unload in rain as well...20 minutes from home

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