A while back I mentioned some dear friends that were moving to the United States, Kentucky to be precise. A couple of weekends ago we went on a road trip to visit them at their new home. It was a ten hour drive, and we arrived very late Friday night, but we managed to squeeze in a lot of visiting in two days!
We caught a fiery sunset while driving through Ohio.
Bright and early the next morning we were shooing kids out of the Cracker Barrel gift shop so we could have breakfast. Biscuits instead of toast, gravy instead of jam... and grits, which got mixed reactions. It looked like cream of wheat, but it sure didn't taste like it! The hash brown casserole was amazing and I'm searching for a good copy cat recipe so I can make it at home.
Heading into Louisville for shopping, we noticed horses on display everywhere. Must be a Kentucky Derby thing. Which we've been coerced into returning for next spring, by the way.
I managed to snap a few decent shots from inside the car.
Oversize chess sets and a trip to Cinnabon kept the kids from complaining while we shopped for unbelievably inexpensive back to school stuff.
Got my Trader Joe's fix!
A fire. And FIREFLIES! There were hundreds blinking around the property. I couldn't capture them on camera but it was amazing. I haven't seen fireflies since I was a kid and never so many as we saw that night.
A round of golf and a swim in the country club pool got the boys going Sunday morning.
An early dinner on the Indiana side of the river so we could admire Louisville.
We tried on new words, like y'all and all y'all.
And then began the long drive home. Our car load of boys found this to be hysterical. I wonder if the good people of Ohio know what a shart is?
It was an amazing weekend y'all.