Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Day Two

I'm sorry that it's been a while since I've updated about the trip. We have been without internet access for various reasons until tonight. I'll still do it day-by-day though, and write more than any of you ever wanted to know. ; )

Well today was mostly driving. The younger kids are being good travelers for the most part, but I am just about out of entertaining ideas for them. :) This morning we drove through the lovely land of Kentucky on a few different scenic routes, and saw lots of horses and horse farms. It was truly amazing, all the black fences and huge homes. Abby got to sit up front for that stretch of the trip, and "ooh and aah" over all the horses, and colts. Then we continued through West Virginia, and little ways into Virginia. This is really a beautiful area. The Appalachian Mountains are small compared to the Sierras, which we are used to, but they are still amazing. We decided to take a break from the highway, and drove through the very historic town of Lewisburg. It has over 60 buildings from the 1800s (I'm not sure if that's exactly right, but it sounds about so. . . ), and a very quaint little downtown with all sorts of cafes and shops. Then we drove through the grounds of the Greenbrier, a formerly 5 star hotel. We couldn't see any reason why it is now a 4 star - it was amazing! Grandma and Grandpa said that the presidents used to spend their summers there, before air conditioning made Washington D.C. bearable during the summer. :) From there, we went by a wooden bridge which has some significance. . . I can't recall at the moment what it is, but it was a beautiful little spot. Then Chinese for dinner (!!), and to Lexington for a hotel . . .
Favorite Quotes from today:
(Talking about where we are going the next few days) "Isn't Mount Vernon the one with the faces?" -Abby
"I just LOVE Chinese restaurants, mostly because all the people speech French." -Isaac
Becky: Okay Isaac, let's just be quiet for a while.
Isaac: All right, I'll shut my gob.

A big thank you to the Nisbetts for allowing us to join you in the Prince and the Pauper this year! The recording of that has been our best distraction this trip. Never have I seen everyone in the car so attentive, for so long. :)

Signing Off,


P.S. Here are a few photos. Check out Day One for more photos if you haven't already.

Okay, this is a little weird, but these bugs were ALL OVER one of the rest-stops in W. Virginia. It was so gross!!

One of the beautiful farms in KY.Horses. . . . need I say more?

So this is the Greenbrier Hotel. And this is just the main building. It's got tons of little cabins (well actually BIG cabins) and the grounds are amazing.

And this is the "Humpback Bridge". Pretty exciting.

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