Instead of a typical blog post, I thought I’d share something a little more personal today. My parents live about 300 miles away from us since I moved to Owensboro to be with Brian so each day that we get to spend together is special. This weekend was no exception. My parent’s arrived late on Thursday night and spent the entire weekend. Here is how we spent our weekend.
On Friday I had to work 1/2 day at the church and my mom had to work most of the day (she works from home so she was able to bring her laptop and work right from my living room). I came home after lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon around the house waiting for Brian to get off work so that could go out for dinner. We finally decided on Red Lobster. After dinner we headed down to a flea market to find some Star of David Glassware for my mom. We were able to find some great new pieces for her collection. Next we headed down to the river to watch the sunset. As you can tell from the pictures the sunset did not disappoint! We didn’t know it until after we arrived but Friday night was prom! Seeing all the kids all dressed up for photos by the river was so much fun!
On Saturday we got up early and made the 1 1/2 hour trip to Mammoth Cave. Mammoth Cave is the longest cave in the world and it is amazing to see! The cave is 405 miles long as of now, however new tunnels are discovered all the time. It is the home to bats, cave crickets, and eyeless fish. Mammoth Cave is made of limestone and most of the cave is unchanging, solid, and dry. Our tour began with 290 steps directly into the heart of the cave. The climb down the tiny, curvy, staircase is not for the faint of heart but it is worth every step. While in the cave we saw lot of…rocks. The shear size of the underground caverns is impressive and the drop-offs and dark deep pits are ominous. I just love Mammoth Cave and visiting with my favorite people made it even more exciting. Once again I feel blessed to live in a place as lovely as Kentucky!
As we were leaving the park our GPS gave us a little surprise: a ferry! My mom really wanted to take the Green River Ferry but my dad turned the car around and went a different way! So typical for my family! Would you have taken the ferry? I would have in a heartbeat.
On Sunday we went to Church at Crosspointe and had a wonderful sermon. For lunch we went to Windy Hollow Restaurant for the breakfast buffet. The best way to describe this place is a country hole in the wall. It’s only open on Sunday morning for breakfast and the food is amazing. Brian’s parents went to lunch with us as well and it was wonderful to see my mother and mother-in-law Mother’s Day.
And to top it all off my peony bush blossomed! Peonies are my favorite and this the first of many peonies for me this summer! This weekend was amazing!
I sincerely hope that you all had a great weekend as well. Let us know how you spent Mother’s Day in the comments.
You can read about my mom here.
And you can read about Crosspointe Baptist Church here.