Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Adventures in Kentucky

We took a road trip on Monday, headed to Kentucky to visit my family and my Dad's family home.

Kallie got to go on her first visit to Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, checking out the log cabin.

(Really, 4 people lived and did everything in that one little room? Really?)

We checked out the natural spring and got to play with Lincoln Logs in the museum building where we watched a short film about his life.

These are some pictures of my aunt's garden, which was very happy since they've had nice cool temperatures and plenty of rain. NOT like us in Texas.
I love her little Japanese Maple and Japanese grass and the fountain. The netting is not for the birds, but rather her cute little Schnauzer pup who likes to chase lizards around the fountain.
Her knockout roses are just stunning -- I'm so jealous! I may still buy one yet and see if they REALLY are deer-resistant.
Isn't she adorable? Kallie wanted to bring her home with us! (Not sure what Tanner and Dakota would think if we arrived back home with her in tow!)


Janet said...

What a nice visit to Kentucky! I am battling a big dog in my garden, hunting for bunnies. AUGH!! I bet your Aunt's dog has fun chasing the lizard.

Bob said...

They really have it good up there right now, of course the bad winters aren't so good. Everything looked so green. Makes me envious. Oh, the Knockouts are not deer resistant. Mine grow along the fence and where they grow through, are eaten away. Sorry.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It sounds like you are having a marvelous trip. Such fun seeing family, puppy dogs and gardens.

Diana said...

Janet -- big dogs can really mess things up, can't they? Thank goodness Dakota has stopped her daily digging because that was really making me mad!

Bob -- Yeah, I wouldn't want to be there for the whole winter, but it sure was nice to be in 80 degree weather for a few days. Thanks for the deer heads up - I was so hopeful, but I am not a masochist. I've had other little roses out there that were stripped, so I guess I will look for something less tasty to put in that big hole.

Lisa -- It is a good trip, and I like to post some of that stuff. Kinda like "reality" blogging instead of just garden blogging!

Gail said...

I'm glad you're enjoying good weather. It must be a pleasant break from the heat and No Way do I want to live were there is snow either. Sometimes it's too cold here. Gail

Diana said...

Gail -- it has been nice to be in the 80s here -- feels so good to not melt the minute you walk outside. I thought you got snow there? I guess not as much as they do here, that's for sure.