Friday, August 5, 2016

End of Summer - End of the Road

We are counting down the days to the beginning of the new school year.  
Everyone starts back to school on August 10.

We spent a day enjoying the rides at Kentucky Kingdom.

There are still a few blackberries to pick, but most of the garden is done.
I've put three gallons in the freezer this year.  
That's a pretty good year!
Especially when I have kids that have probably eaten another gallon picked straight from the orchard.

Some of the most recent crop...

     Back to school shopping is now done.  It has become a family tradition to start our shopping trip with a visit to the local muffin shop for breakfast.

We have our supplies bought and are excitedly waiting for school to start.

Well, I'm excitedly waiting.
I don't know if they are or not.

Grace and I had a girls' night out while Grant was at camp a few weeks ago.
We enjoyed dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory and shopping for new clothes.

Then we spent an evening swimming and watching television in a hotel
 before heading home the next day.
It was time together that we both enjoyed.  
We don't get one on one time very often with any of the kids.

There is a very old, very stately neighborhood near our home.
They're pretty special folk there.

They get their own fire station, their own school district and their own police, own government building and own library even though they are surrounded on all sides by Louisville.

They aren't very appreciative of us lowly Louisville people driving through their neighborhood.
You know.  We bring down their property values.

I thought they were pretty off the mark when they had to tell people to 
at the main five way intersection in town.

But recently they've taken it to a whole new level with this sign...
I'm sensing a bit of anger there.  You think?

And just for the record...
I drive through their neighborhood every chance I get.

I'm sure they appreciate my presence.

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