Life,  Travel

Spring Vacation Highlights

Well friends, my Spring vacation has come and gone, and it’s time to get back to the grindstone. It was a great vacation, and while I’m sad that it’s over, I have experiences and memories (awesome photos and souvenirs, too) to last a lifetime. So, with that being said, here are some of the highlights from Spring Vacation 2010.

Kentucky Horse Park

The day after I got to Louisville, March 27th, my aunt, uncle, and I drove to Lexington, KY to visit the Kentucky Horse Park. We had an great time down there. The weather was beautiful, which made walking around the 12,000 acre park more tolerable. I was wore out by the time we left the park, but it was worth it, just being around those awesome animals, and getting to pet some of them. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out the photo gallery I linked to in my last blog post. KYHorsePark032710-134
One other interesting thing that came out of that day happened during dinner. After returning to Louisville, we decided to have dinner at a seafood place called Kingfish. A short while after ordering, my dinner was served to me on a red, fish shaped plate. I thought it was so cool, that I took a picture with my phone so I could show it to everyone. New Message

My 26th Birthday

New Message My 26th birthday was on March 28th, which happened to fall on a day while I was on vacation. OK, so I planned the vacation so my birthday would occur during it, but whatever. Anyway, I really didn’t put any effort into planning a party or anything to celebrate my birthday, because I honestly didn’t care. I wanted it to be a low key, laid back day. Sure, I had dinner with the family at my grandmother’s house, and we had strawberry cheesecake for desert, but other than that, there really wasn’t much hype. And that’s the way I wanted it. Oh, and my mother fixed chocolate cupcakes, too. Can’t forget them. They were delicious!

Newport Aquarium

My April Fool’s Day was spent at the Newport Aquarium, in Newport, KY, with two aunts and an uncle. The cost of admission was a bit steep, but considering that I got to pet live starfish, horseshoe crabs, and SHARKS, I’ve decided it was well worth it. I mean, how often do you get to pet a live shark? It was AWEsome!

Pair that with walking through tunnels with all kinds of sharks, sting and manta rays, and other sea creatures swimming around you, and you’ve got one awesome day.



Unfortunately, the day didn’t go without a cruel April Fool’s joke being played on me. A park bench, a concrete sidewalk, and Mr. Gravity teamed up and broke the $13 coffee mug I bought in the gift shop. Thankfully, I was able to go back into the shop and get another mug, but I could have done without that little incident. Other than that, it was a great day. NewportAquarium-040110--234

D-Meetup with Michael Hoskins

New Message The final event, on the final day of my vacation was a special one. The route that I drive to and from Louisville runs through Greenwood, Indiana, which is where fellow D-Blogger and Diabetic Online Community (DOC) member Michael Hoskins lives with his wife, Suzi, and their dog Riley, and their cat Shadow.
Mike and I met for lunch at Jonathan Byrd’s Cafeteria on Saturday, before heading over to his place, where I met Suzi, and their animal friends. We spent a while chatting about everything under the sun, playing with Riley and Shadow, and just having a good time. Look for more on the D-Meetup in my next blog post.

The Rainbow on the way home

My Spring vacation was filled with lots of excitement, and in the end, Mother Nature wrapped it in a bow. A rainbow in fact.
It had been raining off and on between Louisville and Fort Wayne; it wasn’t when I left Greenwood, but started up again soon after. I was more than halfway between Indy and Fort Wayne when it finally stopped raining. As the storm system was passing on, and the sun was beginning to shine through, a beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky, to the east of I-69. While I wasn’t able to get a very good picture of it, I did manage to snap a shot of the rainbow while I was driving.

It really was the perfect ending to a great day, and an awesome vacation.


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