North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington July 12th 2018

We picked up our dog on our way home. She really missed us. It’s great to be home!... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Nashville July 12th 2018

On our way through Nashville we stopped off at the Parthenon. It is a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece. It was pretty interesting. I’ve wanted to visit this place for a long time.... read more
Parthenon History
Parthenon History

North America » United States » Alabama » Huntsville July 11th 2018

Doug turned 18. It seems unreal. I woke up to emails from our insurance and pharmacy that I no longer had access to his information. We went by the Space Center in Huntsville, but did not go in since there was only an hour left until it closed. Instead we went to see Ant Man. Then we went out to eat at Mellow Mushroom and got an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen.... read more
Mellow Mushroom birthday dinner
Dairy Queen birthday cake
birthday party at the hotel

North America » United States » Alabama » Orange Beach July 10th 2018

We went deep sea fishing for red snapper. Doug did not want to go with us so he stayed in the van. We parked it in the shade. He left it on and had the Xbox and TV with him. He also had lots of snacks so he was totally fine! There were about 50 people on the boat. The captain told us that we would be splitting all the fish equally. This worked out great because Robert was the only one from our group who got any fish. They were large fish though! ... read more
Waiting for the boat
Catching live bait

North America » United States » Alabama » Gulf Shores July 9th 2018

Today was our 24th wedd anniversary. It seems we are usually on vacation when its our anniversary. We spent day looking at the fort on Gulf Shores and floating in the ocean. Found out later that there were warning flags out for jellyfish. Luckily none of us were stung! We ate dinner at a great place called Beach Picnic. It had BBQ and ribs. The food was fantastic! they had board games and card games lying around. We played Jenga, old maid, and Uno. It was a very nice dinner. ... read more
Picnic Beach
Picnic Beach
Playing Jenga

North America » United States » Alabama » Mobile July 8th 2018

On our way to Gulf a Shores we drove through Mobile. We stopped off to see the USS Alabama. It’s a WWII warship docked and open for tours. We had fun running all over the ship and exploring.... read more
Doug with a sailor hat
Robert on the guns
The top deck

North America » United States » Louisiana » Lafitte July 8th 2018

We were told by several friends to take a samp tour. I am so glad we did. It was great! We saw so many alligators. There was even an alligator gaurding It’s nest. The guides had trained the alligators to eat marshmallows. They said it was hard to get them to eat the first one, but once they have one they are hooked. The day was pretty hot, but the rain held off for the most part. Our guide was very knowledgeable. He was an older gentleman who grew up there. He talked about why they don’t give tours through the marshes anymore and how it contributed to erosion. We didn’t get any bug bites or alligator bites so it was a good trip! ... read more
our boat
Headed out
Headed out

We drove into New Orleans in the late morning. We walked through Jackson Square. There were bands playing jazz music. It was very neat. Then the first stop was Cafe Du Monde. We had beignets and cafe au lait. It was very crowded. The cafe was cash only. The waiters paid the cooks for the food when they picked it up from the kitchen. Then you paid the waiter in cash. I’m assuming their pay was the difference in how much the cost of the food was in the kitchen and what the customer paid them for the food. Next we went to the waterfront. Then into the St Louis Cathedral. We spent about an hour in the Louisiana State Museum. Then we ate a great lunch at the Gumbo Shop. After lunch we walked down ... read more
Jackson Square
Jackson Square
Jackson Square

North America » United States » Texas » Houston July 6th 2018

We drove from San Antonio to New Orleans. On the way there We drove interstate I -10. A portion of that interstate through Houston is known as the worlds widest highway. It’s 26 lanes wide! It was interesting.... read more
one of the wider areas
the HOV lanes were elevated

North America » United States » Texas » San Antonio July 5th 2018

We spent the day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. We had a great time! It wasn’t as hot today as it was yesterday. We had a great time riding roller coasters and eating lots of junk food. The amusement park is set in an old rock quarry. It was a little different. The fireworks they had at the end of the day were surprisingly good. We were not expecting that. It was also interesting in that we got stuck for short periods of time on two different rides. Thankfully that didn’t last long, ... read more
stuck on the Pandamonium ride
Riding the train
waiting to ride the Gully Washer

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