On Saturday we took a day trip to Edinburgh, IN. Camp Atterbury has a public gun range and Allen wanted to take the boys target shooting. Historically, I've been a little hesitant on the whole gun issue/question. But, during this past year, Allen has introduced me to target shooting and maybe its just some competitive nature in me? I really like the challenge of hitting that bull's eye.
After shooting, we all shopped to our heart's content at the Exit 76 Antique Mall.
This is one of mine and Allen's favorite things to do and having my family there just made it more fun.
Allen even found one of the more rare pieces of a set of cast iron pans that we are collecting!
But, we didn't rest long! Unfortunately, dad had to fly out of Indianapolis and into Florida on Monday morning. Up until this week actually, he has been flying to Florida every Monday morning for the past 2 years. But, last week he did finally get a job transfer!! Hurray! My mom has been praying for him to be able to stay home for the entire 2 years. Thank the Lord that He does listen and He works everything out with His perfect timing.
"I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry." Psalm 40:1
Anyway, so we had to take my dad to the airport Monday morning, and did I mention that he had to leave Indy at 5 AM? Ugh! Poor dad. We missed him the rest of the week. But it didn't stop us from having adventures on our own. :)
Monday afternoon Mom, John, Nate, Rache, and I drove south to Kentucky. We had to leave Allen and Pepsi. Allen had vacation the two weeks previous so he couldn't come either.
Just shy of the Kentucky border, we stopped at the "Falls of the Ohio State Park." The river bed here is full of fossils and there is a small museum explaining all the geology and history of the area. The park was great, but it was H. O. T. HOT! The two boys walked further than the girls. They reported that because of the heat, the rocks were better to look at than to walk on.
The girls did explore though. We enjoyed the extremely green plant life that seemed so unlike the rest of the plant life we had seen driving that day. The heat and lack of rain had made most plants go dormant by this time in the summer, but we postulated that the river must keep these plants alive and green.
We also speculated about how high the river might have been during the flood season earlier this spring. Notice all the debris high up on the bank. There was actually debris almost all the way up to the parking lot and we decided that during the April and May floods, the park was probably quite a different place.
That night we drove to Elizabethtown, Kentucky so that we could get up the next morning to explore Mammoth Cave. (Which I will write about next...)
I miss them everyday.