For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting some...any news about us your wait is over! I never thought I would say this but I was overjoyed (with tears in my eyes) when I found out that the family we are staying with here in Colorado Springs has DSL.
It took a few days but I have downloaded all of my pictures and have picked a few that you might enjoy. I think I left off in Peoria, IL. After Illinois, we made our way through Indiana and into Kentucky. The only excitement in Indiana was watching a man-hunt unfold along the highway. We did find the below sign in a rest area. I must admit that I am rather terrified of tornados and since this season has been rather active already I was not very excited to be in the middle of "tornado alley" for so much of this trip. Ask anyone we stayed with and they will tell you that tornados were at the foremost of my mind.
From our trailer window in Kentucky. We found this little camping spot and loved the sound of the creek so much that we kept the doors and windows open till late into the night. This is the same night that we took a trip to the ER over a half hour away and then decided to not go in. I posted earlier about Brown Sugar having croup. I am happy to announce that she is doing well.
The Creation Museum was quite impressive. We absolutely loved the Planetarium where they give you the full scope of the Universe. It is a must see. The rest of the museum was well done and yet I wouldn't necessarily travel across the country just to see it. But, if you are ever in the Kentucky area please stop by and support this museum that not only promotes Creation but a six day Creation (kind of a biblical thought don't ya think?)
They had a replica of the ark that was 1% of the size of the real ark. Amazing!
They opened up a petting zoo on the day that we attended. Brown Sugar was not too sure about these ponies...
While we were in Tennessee we had many get-togethers. They have an incredible fellowship of believers in this area. We enjoyed ourselves so much and were so welcomed that we ended up staying a couple more days.
like these. This is the "container" elevator that you ride to the top in.
The arch is exactly 650 ft tall and 650 ft wide at the bottom. It sways as much as 9 inches in both directions. We were also able to see a National Geographic movie on Lewis and Clark on the giant screen in the museum. We love these kind of excursions...this is what makes homeschooling so much fun.
but, thanks to the local tow truck we all got unstuck. What an ordeal.